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Writing Skills: Redundancy

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Writing Skills:  Redundancy   Lisa Flower

Redundancy

I’ve found that this straightforward worksheet involves several tasks integral to avoiding redundancy. Following a brief written discussion on redundancy, students are tasked with finding redundant components within several given sentences. Students learn to first break down and analyze meanings within each sentence. Then, after identifying the redundant elements within each sentence, they must choose which to omit and which to keep, depending upon which, if any, gives more specific information. They must also be on the lookout for self-evident and obvious information that should be omitted. This product, therefore, works on the writing skill of avoiding redundancy along with the receptive language skill of breaking sentences down semantically. An answer key with discussion is included.

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