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14: Style: Shaping Our Sentences

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    Chapter 14 Student Learning Outcomes 

    • Recognize clarity as the first priority in academic writing.
    • Edit out repetition and wordiness.
    • Revise sentences to feature characters as subjects and actions as main verbs.
    • Use parallelism to create balanced sentences.
    • Employ varied sentence structures to make prose more engaging.
    • Feel empowered to decipher convoluted academic prose.

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