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ENC 1101 - Bielecki: Diction (Word Choice)

Resources discussed and demonstrated during Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1101 courses' library orientation, as well as composition and grammar resources

Diction (Word Choice)

This page covers the topic of diction or word choice, including clarity, concision, tone, and problems with slang, dialect (colloquial language), pretentious language (unnecessarily big or fancy words), jargon, sensitive (e.g., sexist, racist, ageist) language, inexact (vague) language, wordiness, redundancy, and trite expressions (clichés). Further down the page, find links to online writing labs (OWLs), information on how to get HCC's free tutoring in person or online, and embedded videos. For more information on audience, purpose, genre, style, and tone, click the "Writing" tab.

Diction: OWL Overviews

Broken links? Please email the URLs of that link and this page to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Diction: OWL Practice Exercises

Broken links? Please email the URLs of that link and this page to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Help from HCC's Tutors

Questions? 813-253-7741 or yborsuccess@hccfl.edu

Video or link not working? Please email URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Video or link not working? Please email URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Diction: Videos

For more information on audience, as well as genre, purpose, style, and tone in writing, click the "Writing" tab.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

For more information on tone, as well as audience, genre, purpose, and style in writing, click the "Writing" tab.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.

Embedded video not working? Email the page's URL to jbielecki@hccfl.edu.