Avoid clichs, vagueness (language that has more than one equally probable meaning wordiness, and unnecessarily complex language. Tone. Aside from individual word choice, the overall tone, or attitude, of a piece of writing should be appropriate to the audience and purpose. One phenomenon that can impact greatly on the effectiveness of groups is that as group sizes increase there is a tendency for the effort put in by the group to be less than the average effort put in by individuals engaged on the same task separately (Gabrenya, Latane Wang 1981; Albanese Van Fleet 1985). - Artur Schnabel (18821951 German-born U.S. Pianist. These two musicians expressed the same thought in their own unique voices. Exercises, diction, label each sentence as formal, casual, or slang based on its diction.
Examples: Formal Diction, casual Diction, slang (very informal) are not angry aren't mad ain't ticked, besides the level of formality, also consider positive or negative connotations of the words chosen. Examples: Positive, negative pruning the bushes slashing at the bushes the politician's stance the politician's spin, some types of diction are almost never advisable in writing. The paraphrased material does not dominate the paragraph, but rather is secondary to and supports the student's argument. Formal Text, annotations, the inequity in the distribution of wealth in Australia is yet another indicator of Australias lack of egalitarianism.
Connotations, in the following sentences, choose between the words in parentheses to make the sentence have as negative a connotation as possible. The leader was his nations most (notorious, well-known, famous) advocate. Style, style is the way in which something is written, as opposed to the meaning of what is written. In writing, however, the two are very closely linked. As the package for the meaning of the text, style influences the readers impression of the information itself.