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Word Choice in Writing

Word Choice in Writing

Author: Karen Hamilton

Upon successful completion of this tutorial, the student should be able to:

  • Identify language within a text that needs revision due to imprecise language

An important way to improve your writing is to consider your choice of words. Good writers are careful to use precise language and avoid wordiness, clichés, and slang. In this workshop, you'll learn how to tighten up your writing by practicing good word choice.

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Word Choice in Writing Video

This video will explain Word Choice to you in more depth. 4:08 minutes

Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist

Word Choice Handout

Here is a brief description of Word Choice Problems and how to fix them.


Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist