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Words of Wisdom

Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.

— William Faulkner

Instructors often choose to book this workshop after students have handed in a first paper/draft for the class and prior to revisions/second papers.

This presentation explains some revision tips that will help students write clearly and concisely. It emphasizes minimizing wordiness and writing clear, yet complex sentences. During the workshop, students will be encouraged to check their understanding of topics discussed. They will also receive handouts for further reference.

View this presentation on video (14:37 minutes). Videotaped workshops are an alternative to in-class workshops.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You may reproduce it for non-commercial use if you use the entire handout and attribute The University Writing Center, Texas A&M University.

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