Conciseness in Writing: Definition & Meaning


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Why is conciseness important to good writing?

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1. What is the first question you should ask yourself when revising your writing for efficiency?

2. What is the second question you should ask yourself while revising your writing for conciseness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your knowledge of conciseness in writing. You will be quizzed on why conciseness is important in writing and how to revise writing to be more concise.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This test will measure your understanding of the following:

  • Why conciseness is important for good writing
  • The first question you should ask when revising for efficiency
  • The second question you should ask when revising for conciseness

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about efficiency in writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding concise writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about revising for efficiency

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing efficiently, review the accompanying lesson on Conciseness in Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what conciseness means in writing
  • Learn how to revise a piece of writing to be more concise
  • Review an example of revising for conciseness