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‘Active’ writing can decide the likability of our writing by giving it life. In “Writing for Digital Media”, Carroll states that writing passively “yields writing that is lifeless”(9), thus it is to be avoided. PurdueOwl and PlainLanguage.gov also give good tips on how to avoid lackluster language. Using sentences like ‘Luke punched the wall’ vs. ‘Luke will punch the wall’ makes the difference in the speed of your sentences. Consistently cut out words like ‘will’ and your writing will thank you!

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