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The Solution To Incomprehensible Writing

  1. Do not use abstractions, and go for real, concrete nouns and everyday words.
  2. Assume that the reader knows less than you do and explain as you would to a newbie.
  3. Get someone to read your work and take feedback.
  4. Write down a draft and wait a while to come back and review it, reading it aloud. You will start to clarify your own writing.

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Vocabulary Is The Misfired Weapon

A big vocabulary basket is like the only ‘tangible skill’ the writer has, and it never occurs to them that they should use simple words instead.

The writer should focus on clarity instead of impressing others with professional-sounding words that cloud any real understanding.

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Functional Fixity

Sometimes writers invent confusing and bewildering terminology to explain plain and simple concepts. This is because their years of familiarity with such concepts makes them part of a bubble, in which they believe everyone would understand their vocabulary.

Example: Doc...

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Professional Writing: The Curse of Knowledge

Professional Writing: The Curse of Knowledge

The Curse of Knowledge, suffered by many authors, is the inability to think like the less-informed layperson who is going to read the content.

  • Professional writing is filled with all kinds of ‘ese’, legalese, academese etc. which makes it unrelatable and unclear, co...

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Using Analogies And Chunking

Using examples or analogies is a powerful and necessary technique to make the common reader relate to abstract content. Analogies are also retained by the memory for a longer time than raw, professional content with big words.

Messy writing is also due to chunking, a menta...

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The first words you write are the first draft. Writing is thinking. You'll rarely know what exactly you want to say when you start writing.

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