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Cornell NotesLecture, reading/chapter/novel/articleduring class, power point, movies (if needto collect info.)Topic:Chapter 11 Editing for aProfessional Style and ToneQuestions/Main Ideas:Name: Jason BourneClass: ENG 118 Period: 001Date: February 25, 2017Notes:Editing for ClarityAvoid unclear pronoun references.-pronouns such as he, she, it, their, and so on.Avoid unclear modifiers-a word that provides information about other words orgroups of words.Unstack modifying nounsArrange word order for coherenceUse active voice whenever possibleUse passive voice selectivelyAvoid overstuffed sentences.Editing for concisenessAvoid word phrases such as because, most, obvious,many, and known.Eliminate redundancy, saying the same twice, differentlyAvoid needless repetition, it clutters writing and dilutesmeaning.Avoid There sentence openers.Avoid some It sentence openersDelete needless prefacesAvoid weak verbs such as is, was, are, has, give, take.Avoid excessive prepositionsAvoid nominalizationsMake negatives into postivesClean out clutter wordsDelete needless qualifiersSummary: Avoiding such minor things in a sentence can make the sentence a lotbetter, simple, but yet convincing. Using the proper words can make the tone soundProfessional.

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Passive voice, precise wording use synomyms

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