Less Is More — Writing A Precis

Sometimes, less is more.

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Diane Hacker and Nancy Sommers have created a great little book called, A Pocket Style Manual.

This book includes a section on avoiding inflated phrases.

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Buy this helpful book here.

Writing a summary of a complex work is good practice for being more concise in your own writing.

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Today’s assignment:

1. Write a precis of a complex work.

2. Then read your current work out loud.

3. Simplify inflated phrases.