Do you avoid using unnecessary words?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] 6 days ago.See history

When writing any content it is vital you cut unnecessary words to keep the reader interested and focused. This is especially important for dense or technical documentation. Your writing can be less wordy and still get the message across.

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Figure: Bad Example - Unnecessary words

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Good Example - Short and direct

"Building Software that People Understand"

Figure: Bad Example - Common filler word "that"

"Building Software People Understand"

Figure: Good Example - Remove filler words for a clearer message

Improve your content and ask - how many words don't provide value or clarity?

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