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Section 7.3

Ornate Language

Use the simplest, most direct words possible. Usedfor their own sake, ornate words simply distract the reader from your main point. See Wordiness.


Weak

This peak is theorized to be resultant from two competing effects: drivingforce and velocity.

Improved

This peak is believed to result from two competing effects: driving forceand velocity.

Weak

There were several known facts about spherulite growth that had a bearingon my interpretation of results.

Improved

Several facts about spherulite growth influenced my interpretation ofresults.


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