Whew! Maybe it’s just me, but week three came and went like a flash. I meant to post some links on good writing here, but never got around to it–chalk it up to the first week of teaching a summer class with brand new assignments–so I’m including them below. There are two pieces from Chronicle of Higher Ed and one from a Foreign Policy blog, as well as Helen Sword’s ever-humbling web app, The Writer’s Diet. You can drop in a block of text and find out the “fitness” of your writing, on a scale of “lean” to “heart attack” territory. I pasted in a very important paragraph, only to find out that it’s “flabby” due to too many artery-clogging nouns and prepositions, so I’ll need to clean that up. Anyway, let us know how you did this week, what you hope to do next week, and most importantly–does your writing need to go on a diet?
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