ASE 333T - Clarity - Clarity Problems with clarity in...

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Undergraduate Writing Center, The University of Texas at Austin UWC website: uwc.fac.utexas.edu Last revised by Shelley Powers, June 2006 Clarity Problems with clarity in writing can have several causes. Since each cause suggests a different solution, it’s helpful to know something about them as you revise. If you’re having trouble with clarity, diagnose the problem with these points in mind. Thought Smog : problems with underlying organization. It’s hard to write clearly when you’re not sure what you’re trying to say. Consider this example: 1. The trend in production started with the Washington, DC bands active during the 1990s that traveled in the Dischord circles, but it was never restricted only to those performers and its signature features could be heard across the country soon enough. It’s unclear which parts of this sentence are most important. Try this: 2. The production trend started with the Washington, DC bands in the Dischord circle, but it soon spread across the country. If you can’t remember what your point was supposed to be, your reader won’t be able to figure it out either. Think it through and rewrite. Pronoun Trouble
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course ASE 333T taught by Professor Wadbrook during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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