By Jan Venolia
We all know that writing might be superior through the easy means of reviewing, modifying, and rewriting, yet many fight with how one can cross approximately critiquing their very own work—be it a letter to a pal, a huge enterprise record, or an instructional essay. thankfully, assistance is handy in REWRITE RIGHT!, the definitive consultant to sprucing your prose. in response to writing authority Jan Venolia, the abilities had to revise your paintings are unusually effortless to profit and a cinch to include into daily writing exercises. This functional consultant describes in transparent, direct language find out how to successfully rewrite a file, letter, essay, or article, in order that writers of all degrees can enhance the standard in their paintings and harness the ability of language.
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21). Only when the counters fired was an expansion made and stereoscopic photographs taken, thus enormously reducing the waste of plates and time in scanning them. (This text is accompanied by a labelled diagram. The text under the diagram explains how each part of the cloud chamber operates) Similarly, when describing data in a graph or chart, the primary facts you want to highlight can be presented in the form of general statements in your text, with the detail merely left visible on the graph itself.
G. X identifies … as … X defends his position by arguing that …. X attacks his opponents with his statement that … X affirms his opinion that … Note that the 'reporting' verb can be followed by that … (or this can be omitted). Punctuation: there is no comma before or after that: Fred Hein explains that each person's heredity is unique, except for identical twins. The normal grammatical rules for writing indirect speech apply: * When the reporting verb is in the past tense, the verb tense in the reported clause, together with pronouns and time phrases may also have to be changed to indicate the correct time references.
The answer is always to present your work as clearly as possible. Is your text unreadable because of an overloading of numerals or, in contrast, are some important figures unnecessarily hidden within the text? The following are some general rules which should be followed, including correct examples: Numerals should not be used at the beginning of a sentence.