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TJ 828 Writing examples & excercises
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Active and Passive Voice
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Try to avoid passive voice when writing to selection criteria or your Philosophy.
The following sentence is written in a passive voice:
Try changing it to an active voice eg:
Changing this to active voice helps to remove this problem:
Keep sentences short and to the point. Any sentence over 40 words is suspect. Anything over 50 words is too long.
One long sentece
Replaced with 2 shorter ones
Russell, R. (2016, July 04, 02:25 pm). TJ828 active voice.
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