Grammar Tips for Good Writing
Remember: People want information that's short, simple,
and to the point. Using the following techniques will make
your manuscript a clearer and faster read.
Use the active voice. Active voice uses fewer
words and is clearer.
"The rights of victims have gone unrecognized by the
criminal justice system for a long time."
"The criminal justice system did not recognize victims' rights
for a long time."
Use short words. Don't use a long word
or phrase when a short one delivers the same message. Examples
in order to
as well as
with the exception of
conduct a survey
make a decision
Use short sentences. Make your point, then
move on. Long sentences with many commas are difficult to read.
Avoid jargon. Steer clear of terminology specific
to a field unless the intended audience is only members of the
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