How to Tackle Wordiness Issues in your Essay Writing?

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Writing short is harder than writing long. This applies to all writing forms. I suspect wordiness comes from not knowing the exact word you need to write my paper and say what you want to say. And when you aren’t confident that you are using the right word, you feel like you need more words to say what you mean. But more words generally don’t help. What you need are the correct words, correctly used.

Wordiness mutilates the quality of your essay; whether it’s a nursery essay, an academic research paper, rhetorical analysis, or it’s a simple description or exposition. Read through the following points carefully, as it is all about tackling the wordiness in your essay.

  1. Write all you know about your subject without regard to wordiness, accuracy, appropriateness, etc. Just do it. Get it written!
  2. When you are done writing a passage, section, or chapter, change your mental mode of paper writing service to that of an editor, and make deletions, insertions, corrections, modifications, etc. Do away with everything that is bad, wrong, questionable, weak, misleading, and either leave none of it, or replace it with what is good, right, confident, strong, and direct. Be merciless!
  3. When you are done editing a passage, section, or chapter, change your mental mode of operation to that of The Reader. Read the passage, section, or chapter as if you are the person who is about to acquire this work of art, and decide whether you, if you were in a bookstore or a library, would buy it, borrow it, or put it back on the shelf. Regardless of your decision, put yourself back into either the writer or editor mode and either improve your work as the editor or proceed onto the next passage, section, or chapter as the writer. Keep going until it's finished!
  4. Once your mental faucet slows, stop, go back, and eliminate every adverb and adjective in every sentence you just wrote. If that hurts your writing (you decide), don't be lazy and put the adverbs and adjectives back in. For example, in my previous sentence, I could have written "...decide how you can replace nouns or verbs to be more precise." Yes, "more" and "precise" are adjectives (language is art, not science), but they add up to half as many words as in the sentence's original ending.
  5. Revise again and eliminate all verbs ending in "-ing" (I know I broke this rule in this very sentence – again, art, not science). '-Ing' tense most often indicates a passive voice, which is a harbinger of verbosity. For example, not: "I will be leaving then"; simply: "I will go." You can also take help from an online essay writing service for editing, proofreading, and revision to make sure your papers don’t suffer from wordiness. 
  6. Write in active voice vs passive voice. This is the number one mistake I see in every manuscript that I have edited. Active voice not only makes for stronger writing, but it is also more direct and to the point. This doesn’t mean you lose quality; it enhances the writing by creating opportunities to use a wider vocabulary and interesting metaphors, and similes.
  7. Avoid run-on sentences. That’s the second problem that I see most often that leads to essay writing service wordiness. Read a sentence out loud. If it’s difficult to get out, or it combines too many ideas, try separating run-ons into multiple sentences. Assess opportunities to tighten the language.

So, folks! This is all about how you can tackle wordiness. For further assistance, you can check sample essays written by professional writers online. But remember! The practice is the key. If you don’t practice, you can neither avoid wordiness nor tackle it.

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