Get to the point
"A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, bluring the outlines and covering up the details" (Clark & Scanlan 297).
This great anology requests journalists avoid euphemism, question-begging, and vagueness. These sections helped sketch a map for comparison whenever I examine my own writing. I need to, probably, reread it everytime I start writing, though. In theory anything seems easily feasible; in reality ease always follows after effort. The most benificial advice , I think, given was held in this sentence :
"If meaning is created by a subject and verb, then a sentence that begins with a subject and a verb makes meaning early" (298).
This was discussed in class already, however, Clark & Scanlan did a nice job laying it out there--immediacy of words isn't only important on a paragraph level but on sentence level as well. "All other elements brank off" from the subject and verb.