(Word choice is inappropriate; use more precise language)
 

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Roget's New Thesaurus 2000
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Words and Expressions Commonly Misused (Strunk and White)

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(Redundant Word Usage)  

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The point about equality Professor X is trying to make is that all people are equal because equality stems from the fact that we are all the same in some fashion.  

Pruning Redundancy (Darling et al)

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Exercise on Writing Concise Sentences (Darling et al)
Eliminating Wordiness
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Rewriting Bloated Sentences
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(Avoid Jargon)  

Slang is inappropriate in a formal essay. Save it for creative writing class.

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The Dating Game VI 
Auntie Nym's World of Opposites I 
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