To sound smart, it is not always necessary to use long words, as it’s often not needed when you can keep it simple to maximise your readers understanding.
Excellent writing delivers the idea clearly and directly.
Here are 11 ways to write to impress:
- Voice your opinion
- Be specific
- Use simple words
- Write short sentences
- Use the active voice
- Keep paragraphs short
- Don’t use such words as: very, little, rather etc
- Don’t ramble
- Don’t repeat yourself
- Don’t over write
- Format and edit ruthlessly
These 11 ways are explained in more detail for you here: