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Six Word Memoirs

Students will analyze and experiment with the importance of word choice and writing concisely.
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Valerie Wynne

on 26 May 2011

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Transcript of Six Word Memoirs

For example... "KK, I'll brb" Tweet from President Obama: Sending deep condolences to those affected by the tornado in Missouri. FEMA is working to support response and recovery efforts. Word Choice Writing Concisely Rumor has it that Ernest Hemingway considered the following line his best work... For sale: baby shoes, never worn. In today's fast-paced, technology-filled world, we have come to accept that less is more. When you only have a small amount of space to get your message across, every word counts! Choose interesting, attention-grabbing words or vocabulary words that immediately alert your reader to what you are talking about. When writing essays (like on the SATs!) it's important to get your message across quickly and succinctly. You never want your reader to think
"What was he talking about?"
half-way into your essay. I'll call u wen I get ther b/c Im losin srvce. But the idea of writing concisely is nothing new! July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961 Here's one that I wrote... Tried to make me righty. Wrong. Other examples... Followed white rabbit. Became black sheep. Well, I thought it was funny. - Stephen Colbert
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