The Length Of Sentences

The Length Of Sentences

If you want to rewrite your research paper don’t think it’s going to be step one step two step three because it’s not if it were that easy we all be writers and we would all love it and we go who I can’t wait but it’s not that ok if you need an example of how to organize your paper look at the articles that you wrote that event you read okay how are they organized because that’s a good example of in that field that’s how they do it so maybe that’s how you should do it and in psychology it’s almost you know first you first you have your abstract then you have your introduction then you have your methods section on and on but find out what’s important in the field that you’re researching what is the most what’s the way that they organize their papers and utilize that it will help you ok all right. You can find great examples of sentence work at Edusson.

Writing efficiently who is your audience who are who are you aiming this at are you aiming this ad strictly your professor and your classmates is it a larger audience you hope someday to be able to process this information at a conference so who is the audience are your arguments clear and convincing if they’re unclear they’re not going to convince anymore so you’ve got to give them something that is understandable easy to understand so basically I’m going to tell you you don’t want to write really really long sentences there are just too much active voice vs vs passive voice how many of you have gotten back a paper where your professor has written passive voice I was at ok passive voice is where the subject is acted upon the ice cream cone will be eaten by dawn hey really the ice cream cone will be eating that’s passive and all I’ll just tell you use active voice John ate the ice cream cone that octopus where the person who did the action comes first ok how many of you have read Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner Ernest Hemingway the old man and the sea Faulkner and lots of short stories okay.

Hemingway wrote in very short 16 sentences it’s beautifully written he was a great ride but his sentences are short Faulkner roped you’d start a sentence and three pages later you’d finally get to the end of that sentence okay it he wrote very long convoluted sentences ok so I’m going to recommend that you take and split the difference between artists Hemingway short and choppy and Faulkner which is this you want to vary the length of your sentences if you have a short sentence the next sentence probably needs to be longer if it takes longer than three lines to write your sentence to type it out it’s too long turn it into two sentences if you forgotten what you were saying at the beginning of the sentence by the time you get to the end it’s too long start over.


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