TIP # 1. SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID

It is necessary that the work has an economy of expression. You must avoid redundancy, wordiness, local terms, circumlocutions, dense prose and abuse of the passive voice. This means that the work must be done with the necessary material and the necessary words, allowing the work to be legible and adequate. Sometimes we believe that by writing more, the work will be better and it turns out that, if it is not necessary that there be more information, this excess of words tends to be counterproductive.

Avoid falling into the error of wanting to address an idea giving unnecessary explanations, explaining obvious things or going around different times to get to the same point. It is appropriate to capture the idea with relevant and concise information.

TIP # 2. PROPER EXTENSION OF SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS

This is a frequent problem. Sentences should avoid being too short or too long for the most part, since it can make the reading of the work boring or unintelligible. Although there is no specific measure, the best advice we can give you is that you vary with the length of the sentences. How to do it? Well, you should bear in mind that the idea you are raising is so extensive. If it is an easy idea to explain, make a short sentence, but if it is a more complex idea you can make a longer sentence or several sentences with the appropriate punctuation. Regarding the extension of the paragraph. In the same way, it is necessary to avoid a series of short paragraphs or very long paragraphs. For both cases, the connectors mentioned above can be used. These will allow, for example, to separate a very long paragraph but allow the separation of the arguments.

TIP # 3. USE THE RIGHT VOCABULARY

To carry out the work, it is necessary to have a broad vocabulary, without making use of totally unknown words or words that are no longer used. The style for writing should be formal, colloquial expressions and jargon should be avoided altogether unless it is the exemplification of some aspect.

For example:

  • Watson said (Wrong form)
  • Watson argued / manifested / expressed (correct form)