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Unnecessary Words and Phrases


Eliminate unnecessary words and phrases.  Look for overused, gasbag phrases such as

  •      due to
  •      the fact that
  •      in order to
  •      is when
  •      of great importance
  •      I believe that (in an essay, unless you're quoting someone else, you're the only speaker with beliefs).


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