Coming under heavy fire from tutor at the moment for lack of conciseness. I thought I’d been getting much better at this. However I realised today that I’m missing something key. What I’m already pretty decent at is being concise in expressing particular points; writing short sentences and avoiding long words—I probably use more unnecessary long words in speech than in writing. The thing I’m missing, I think, is being concise about choosing what points to try to make at all. I tend to go the Bernard Williams write-everything-you-know-about-this approach which isn’t really very interesting.


You seem to manage to be extremely concise when communicating with your family so just try and apply the same principle to your written work!

Comment by h.r.armitage Sun 19 Feb 2012 14:36:49 UTC