Proofreading Tips #1: RedundanciesProofreading Tips #1: Redundancies1 year ago in Writing More Like This
Have you ever thought about how redundantly we speak in every day conversation? Sometimes this passes into our writing. For graduates especially, we are unfortunately trained to add extra "padding" into our text to reach a desired word count.
Word redundancies (known as pleonasms and sometimes given the nickname of "baby puppies") are one such way. Here is a list highlighting such phrases--avoid using these at all costs:
advance warningalter or changeassemble togetherbasic fundamentalscollect togetherconsensus of opinioncontributing factordollar amounteach and everyend resultexactly identicalfew in numberfree and cleargrateful thanksgreat majorityintegral partlast and finalmidway betweennew changespast historyperfectly clearpersonal opinionpotential opportunitypositively certainproposed planserious interestrefer backtrue factsvisible to the eyeunexpected surprisesurrounded on all sidesnull and voidpoisonous venomfilled to capacityreason is becausenatural instinctpast e
CriticismHow To Keep From Worrying About CriticismCriticism3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Remember That No One Ever Kicks A Dead Dog
I discovered years ago that although I couldn't keep people from criticising me unjustly, I could do something infinitely more important: I could determine whether I would let the unjust condemnation disturb me.
Let's be clear about this: I am not advocating ignoring all criticism. Far from it. I am talking about ignoring only unjust criticism.
When you are kicked and criticised, remember that it is often done because it gives the kicker a feeling of importance. It often means that you are accomplishing something and are worthy of attention. Many people get a sense of savage satisfaction out of denouncing those who are better educated than they are or more successful.
Schopenhauer had said it years ago: "Vulgar people take huge delight in the faults and follies of great men."
1. Unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. It often mean
Wild and Crazy Hair!You gotta check this out. I cannot wait to see what someone will do with this.Wild and Crazy Hair!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorial : Calcium's mouth piece + eyeUpdated with tutorial for eyeTutorial : Calcium's mouth piece + eye1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Updated blog with my retarded way of making Calcium's mouth piece~!
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