Vary Sentence Length

One of the best ways to improve on boring, choppy writing is to simply vary the length of sentences in a paragraph.   Many students fall into the habit of writing short, choppy sentences, or too many long, complex sentences in a row.  This example shows how varying the length of sentences can make a big difference in the way writing sounds.  Encourage students to practice writing a combination of short, medium, and long sentences in their paragraphs.

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