Finding the Right Words and Writing to be Inclusive

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Finding the Right Words and Writing to be Inclusive Diction – the choice of words and phrases in speaking or writing. Word choice is a function of a writer’s awareness of his or her audience. - There is no standard English that can be universally employed and equally understood between English speakers of differing cultural backgrounds or across disciplinary boundaries. Strive to use language that is. .. - Appropriate to the subject - Engaging to your intended audiences - Conventional to the genre/style in which you are writing. - Always make sure your words say what you want them to say – nothing less (or perhaps nothing more) Be aware of levels of formality. .. - Avoid jargon and technical language. Jargon = specialized technical language geared towards members of some group/profession. Generally isolating and impenetrable to non- specialist readers - Fuzzy thinking leads to unclear writing. Often we reach for tangled, vague, overcomplicated diction when our thoughts themselves are tangled, value. - In revising, however, we need to sort out carefully both our ideas and the words we use to express them. -
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