Writing Skills: Redundancy

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Slide Opening Graphic of this Speech Therapy - Social Skills website Lisa Flowers of Communication Acceleration Speech Language Therapy WRITING SKILLS WORKSHEETS Learning to avoid redundancy means learning to express yourself clearly and concisely.  This printable worksheet helps improve the writing skills of middle school and high school students.  KEEP READING
Writing Skills:  Redundancy   Lisa Flower


I’ve found that this straightforward worksheet involves several tasks integral to avoiding redundancy. Following a brief written discussion on redundancy, students are tasked with finding redundant components within several given sentences. Students learn to first break down and analyze meanings within each sentence. Then, after identifying the redundant elements within each sentence, they must choose which to omit and which to keep, depending upon which, if any, gives more specific information. They must also be on the lookout for self-evident and obvious information that should be omitted. This product, therefore, works on the writing skill of avoiding redundancy along with the receptive language skill of breaking sentences down semantically. An answer key with discussion is included.

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