Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just Stop, Already!


Yes! As English majors, you should all be attuned to the advice in this article. Stop cluttering your mouth, your resume, your cover letters... with superlative glop. With the lousy economy, we've all gotten into an arms race--trying to use the mostest bestest and highestest praise about our own uniquenesses. Person #1 claims to be "the best," so person #2 promotes herself as "the best ever," and person #3 tries to leapfrog over this pile-up with "the absolutely, positively best ever in the entire history of the world." (Blech!)

Find a way to phrase your message in a way that is direct, clear, and avoids sounding like your audience should call an ambulance because you're that out of breath.

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