Carnegie Mellon University

Clear and Concise Writing for Maximum Coherence

As a writer, it’s important to take out what you don’t need in order to help readers understand your main point.

Luckily, you can write more clearly and directly by following these five concision strategies. With these resources, you will learn how to:


  • Emphasize the bottom line
  • Reduce prepositions
  • Convert nouns to verbs
  • Revise weak verb constructions
  • Use active voice

If you have your red pen out, it's time to download or watch our resources in the sidebar above. 

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