Sunday, January 20, 2008

Style Duck: Improve your writing

I found boring writing among the most frustrating aspects of teaching at both UCLA and Cornell. Overly long, wandering sentences that might contain information often buried the student's meaning under an impenetrable sea of verbiage.

The cause of this lies most often in the overuse of "to be" verbs and prepositional phrases.

I used a "cut to the chase" method in my classes which showed students to increase the impact of their writing, improve clarity and communicate better.

My son, William and I have created the Style Duck to bring the "cut to the chase" method to anyone who wants to use it.

The beta version just launched. Give Style Duck a try. Let me know what you think.

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