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bespecific - Journalism 11 BE SPECIFIC The best writing is...

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Journalism 11 BE SPECIFIC The best writing is concrete and specific. It favors details over generalities. Instead of “a long budget” write “a 124-page budget.” Instead of “an old building” write “an antebellum building.” Instead of “a tall man” write “a 7’1” man.” Don’t draw conclusions for the reader. Give the facts and let the reader draw conclusions. Instead of “the trustees became angry” write “three trustees stood and one, Olivia Silver, said she would resign unless the president conceded.” If you say Gerry Santos won $100 million in the lottery, you don’t need to describe Santos as “lucky.” The reader will draw that conclusion on his or her own. Rewrite the following phrases using specific details. You must have your facts right. You may find your facts by interviewing people on campus, visiting sites on campus, going on the Internet or looking through campus publications. At least half of your answers have to be the result of live sources or direct observation. You must hand in your work by the end of class.
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