How to Say Nothing in 500 Words

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Ever since freshman year of high school, my writing has continuously improved in terms of grammar, speech, and overall content. The most important element when it comes to writing is voice. Without voice, the piece of work will lack personality thus losing all connection with the reader. Setting the tone or mood at the start of an essay almost instantly draws the reader in and makes them want to keep reading. When a piece of work lacks voice it makes the reader, as Paul McHenry Roberts puts it, “be brought to the brink of lunacy.” Let’s face it; no professor wants to read the same paper twice. In high school, when my teachers wrote comments about my paper about lacking content or not providing enough examples or not giving enough depth, I immediately protested. After reading Paul McHenry Roberts’ work about “getting rid of obvious content”, I realized that I often times would add unnecessary adjectives or phrases simply to lengthen my writing and to make it seem more educated and informative. I
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Cornett during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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