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How to Say Nothing in 500 Words
Michelle Dutra
Eng 121 Composition I
Allison Boldt
August 10, 2015

  In this story “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words” Paul Roberts gives instructions with different
examples to help college students learn how to write a good essay. He talks about how an essay by a
college student is boring. He gives different examples on how a writer should avoid creating a boring
essay. One example used is don’t just fill the papers with just words, or other rewordings use important
information to reach your goal word count. When you do this, it turns a boring topic into an interesting
and fun essay for the audience. The author also talks about colorless words that they are words we use in
everyday conversations, colorless words use are nothing and how student also use every day slang
adjectives.   He also added in their colorful words which means finding the right word in the right place,
writers often struggle with this.
  I agree with the author on how we write essays, I must say everything he wrote in this story is true for
me. I often have a hard time trying to figure out what words fit where to make complete sense of the
sentences or paragraphs. I also just fill my paper with words and paraphrasing instead of using the actual
important information that will keep my readers attention. I also use colorless words that I use in
everyday conversations and I also use every day slang adjectives. I believe if I follow his advice on how
to say nothing in 500 words I will be a better writer than I am right now. This story should be read by all
beginning English students. It will help them think about their choice of words when actually writing a
500 word essay.

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