How to Identify & Reduce Wordiness in Writing


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Which is not one of the three methods of reducing wordiness?

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1. Which is a way to reduce wordiness by reducing repetitive ideas?

2. In regard to wordiness, what are unnecessary words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to study what you know about identifying and reducing wordiness. You'll answer quiz questions on things like the methods of reducing wordiness and reducing repetitive ideas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and attached quiz will steer you to:

  • Identify unnecessary words
  • Assess a specific change when reducing wordiness
  • Recognize strategies of modifying structure in your writing

Skills Practiced

You'll be practicing the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information the methods of reducing wordiness in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to reduce repetitive ideas and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding unnecessary words

Additional Learning

To find out more about this area of study, read the lesson called How to Identify & Reduce Wordiness in Writing. The lesson will help you to learn the following study goals:

  • Understand what wordiness is
  • Explain repetition and why it is not necessarily a good quality in a piece of writing
  • Identify what qualifiers are
  • Define passive voice
  • Recognize how to reorganize sentences and phrases