BDN Workshop Series: State it Succinctly: Eliminating Wordiness from Writing

  • April 10, 2024
  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM


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Description of the Workshop:

While many writers focus on making their documents grammatically correct, which is important, they neglect nuanced issues of style that affect the quality of their writing. Often, these issues hinder the clarity and readability of ideas presented. This session presents strategies for writing more concisely, giving specific examples and sharing common words/phrases that produce wordiness. Participants also will learn ways to eliminate redundancy and have the opportunity to apply the strategies learned via a game titled "You are the Editor."

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Professional students, Faculty and Industry Professionals

Intended Experience Level:


Presenter Bios:

Vernetta K. Mosley, PhD, is passionate about using her expertise to cultivate the writer within others, within and outside of academia. She understands writing is a skill that anyone can master with the proper guidance, support and instruction. As a writing coach, editor and consultant, Dr. Mosley has helped numerous professors, students and authors to overcome the stress, anxiety and isolation often associated with writing. More importantly, she has supported them in connecting to their authentic voice while learning to write clearly, concisely and confidently. Dr. Mosley has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a M.A. in English from NC A&T State University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Florida. As the author of the I Am Not a Writer book series, Dr. Mosley is well acquainted with the struggle to consistently carve out time to write amid professional and personal obligations. 

Follow Up:

A Zoom link will be provided via email, after you sign up, to everyone who registers for this event .

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NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

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