Bury These Dead Words

Rid your writing of overused words; choose precise words.

Overused Words

Words like "nice", "talk", "walk" and "say" are used too often in writing. Words like "very" and "really" add emphasis to these words, but are overused themselves. We will identify words that are overused and learn how to replace them with more precise words.

Don't just SAY it . . . .

When we "say" something, we "say" it in various ways. Use thesaurus.com (link above) to find more precise words that express how we can "say" something. List at least 5 of these words on the paper you've been given.