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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers

Quote of the week
“Language which does not convey a clear meaning fails to perform the very function of language.”
– Aristotle


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“I’m impressed by the University of Minnesota's reputation, principally by their commitment to creating a good learning environment for undergraduates.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“She decorated the bedroom her favorite color, which is black.”



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