What this handout is about
This handout will help you understand what the passive voice is, why many professors and
writing instructors frown upon it, and how you can revise your paper to achieve greater clarity.
Some things here may surpris
Active Voice Versus Passive Voice
Episode 232: July 22, 2010
by Mignon Fogarty
Today's topic is active voice versus passive voice.
Here's a question from Brian in Iowa. He writes, It drives me crazy when people write in passive voice.
How can I teach peop
What Is the "You Attitude"?
By Richard Nordquist, About.com Guide
The "you attitude" is more than a matter of playing with pronouns or even of playing nice. It's good
Knowing Your Audience and
Setting the Tone in Business Writing
By Kristine Ouzts
How you write for business is primarily affected by two things: The purpose for your message
and your audience (who you are writing to). If you are not clear in your purpose