Conciseness follows from pursuing two other language goals: being clear and being forthright. When you make your writing clear and forthright, you also tighten it. Ridding sentences of pretentious diction such as “utilize” and “facilitate” leaves the more concise verbs “use” and “make.” Ridding sentences of abstract nouns such as “factor” and “nature” cuts the fat prepositional phrases that accompany those nouns. This chapter discusses four ways to cut fat in scientific writing: eliminating redundancies, eliminating writing zeroes, reducing sentences to simplest form, and cutting bureaucratic waste.
KeywordsScientific Writing Abstract Noun Solar Thermal Energy Solar Thermal Power Solar Energy Research Institute
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