Tag: Brevity (home)

"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter."

permalink source: Blaise Pascal
tags: Communication, Brevity, Writing

The point of good writing is knowing when to stop. –

permalink source: L.M. Montgomery
tags: Brevity, Writing

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

permalink source: Winston Churchill
tags: Brevity

Try and be concise and clear. Don't just ramble on ad nauseum. As Alexander Pope said "Perspicuity is the chiefest virtue of a style." My students often ask me what will happen if they go over the page limit on their papers. I tell them, you will find a comment on the bottom of the last expected page which says "This was a good paper, but it ended rather abruptly."

permalink source: Ben Witherington, http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2007/03/ten-commandments-on-blogging-on-this.html
tags: Brevity, Writing