Mrs. Juster's Virtual Classroom

  

Web Site Disclaimer

Please note that I do not control and am not responsible for the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any documents on this web page containing hypertext points to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance nor to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author, the referenced material, or the organization operating the server. (Adapted, Library of Congress Disclaimer.)

Word Choice- Clarity & Precision


Click here to see detailed information for every writing trait from the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.

 

Think of word choice as the seasoning in your favorite dish. Too much seasoning causes as much damage as too little. Your words should illuminate your ideas. Precision with word choice will help your ideas take flight!

 

Some great sources for word choice:

www.thesaurus.com 

 Merriam-Webster  Online Thesaurus

 

For help with awkward wording and phrasing, see this link:

Word Choice- a great article from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Avoid colloquialisms like the plague! What's a colloquialism? This link from Chicago-Kent School of Law offers an example.