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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (May 21, 2007)

Repeat Yourself!

One effective technique in writing is formally called repetition. Often, students are afraid to repeat for emphasis, fearing they may bore the reader. 

When repetition is used wisely, however, it is a powerful technique. The emphasis on a word or phrase focuses a reader's attention, and this attention is something the writer wishes to have.

Note the number of repeated words in my samples above. So, remember to repeat yourself!




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