Simplify Your Sentences to Write More Pithily 


1. Instead of starting a sentence with “there are” or “there is”, start it with the subject.

In most cases, simply sweep the expletive away and begin with a subject, as in revision of “There are other steps a company can take before an economic downturn to protect against its impact” to “A company can take other steps before an economic downturn to protect against its impact.”


2. Turn adjectival phrases into adverbs

Adjectival phrases are common in business jargon: on a daily basis; in a timely manner.

Replace with daily and promptly. The meaning is the same.
3. Refrain from using adjectives

These often bring no new meaning to the sentence.

 We are currently accepting applications

equals

we are accepting applications.

These shirts come in seven different colors

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These shirts come in seven colors

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From “3 Easy Ways to Write More Concisely”

By Mark Nichol

httpss://www.dailywritingtips.com/3-easy-ways-to-write-more-concisely/

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Class and Race Profiling in the Vaccine Culture War

Class and Race Profiling in the Vaccine Culture War

Article by a guest writer on mercola.com.

My comment: This is not just a cultural war. In a very real sense, vaccination issue is a war on survival.

Story at-a-glance

  • Elite members of the highest paid professions use academic journals and mainstream media to openly preach fear, hate, prejudice and discrimination against people who disagree with them about vaccination
  • Recent editorials have called for violence against and even death sentences for parents who opt not to follow the recommended vaccination schedule. Racial profiling is also blatantly employed
  • Class and race baiting has no place in the public conversation about vaccination and there should be no safe harbor for those who engage in it. Until laws limit the authority of doctors to violate human rights, your health and freedom are at risk
  • Ecotherapy

    Spending time outdoors can significantly lift your mood, and outdoors activities such as gardening and nature hikes have been found to be good therapy

    Americans spend 80 to 99 percent of their lives indoors — a trend that has led to “nature deficit disorder,” a term used to describe a lifestyle deficit that contributes to poor psychological and physical health

    Ecotherapy employs methods that cultivate the health benefits of being in nature. Research shows nature therapy lowers anxiety and depression, improves self-esteem, reduces blood pressure and more

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/07/13/ecotherapy.aspx