11 Smart Tips for Brilliant Writing | Copyblogger

I have many writing problems, but using big words isn’t one of them. Still, something to keep in mind should I, I don’t know, bump my head and develop a different personality. Don’t laugh. It could happen. I mean, haven’t you seen Muppets Take Manhattan?

Also, there are other good writing tips in her too. Mathematical.

Do you sound smarter when you use big words?

According to a study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology , the answer is no.

In fact, complex writing makes you sound small-minded. Just consider the title of the study: Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: problems with using long words needlessly.

Wouldn’t it be better to title this study something like The effect of using big words when you don’t need them?

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