Write Good 4: Don’t wright like this.

1.   Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers.

2.   Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.

3.   Don’t be redundant.

4.   Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.

5.   Don’t never use no double negatives.

6.   Poofread carefully to see if you any words out.

7.   Hopefully, you will use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.

8.   Eschew obfuscation.

9.   No sentence fragments.

10.   Don’t indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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3 Responses to Write Good 4: Don’t wright like this.

  1. Jeff Lloyd says:

    These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  2. Kimota says:

    Snigger.

    I may stick to George Orwell’s eight laws instead.

    Having said that, every single rule on this list is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more common than people would like to think.

    The oly one I would argue against would be the use of sentence fragments. In copywriting there are hundreds of scenarios where sentence fragments may be appropriate. Like here. And here.

    It depends on the style of the piece.

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