Posts tagged To Be
“To Be” or Not “To Be”:  Or, the Editorial Consideration of Whether to Remove "To Be" Verbs

When writing for class, have you ever felt that your words simply sit on the page without any power or movement? Have you already adapted to the needs of presenting a clear thesis but still nevertheless feel that your body descriptions lack vitality? Have you shifted into using the five writing stages but still feel uncertain how to focus your editing of sentence-level wording? Rest assured: many students feel similarly. 

This blog entry is intended to help you graduate students to address one of the most common wording issues noted in writing advice: reducing “to be” verbs.

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