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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: 

 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.