Applying the ‘Write Short’ Concept in a University Degree Assessment Strategy

Justin O'Brien

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It was Mark Twain (1835-1910) who once said ‘I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you this long one instead’. Spilling your guts is easy, being concise takes time. Short is harder. I want to argue the case that small is beautiful when we think about setting university assignment word counts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Academic Writing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018

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