Rigorous Disentangle Summary

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The article written by Lisa Rein, ‘Rigorously disentangle’ and other examples of bad federal writing”, gives an overview of the problems and importance of plain language in government. Reign provides several examples of poorly written documents by federal agencies. For this discussion, I chose to evaluate the U.S. Coast Guard’s entry because it illustrates the rules that Swain and Swain list in Chapter 3, “Polishing Your Writing”. I will identify 1 strategy for clarity, 1 for conciseness, and 1 for coherence. The first problem I identified was with the use of an expletive. According to Swain and Swain, this illustrates a clarity problem. Since it does not add any value to the meaning; it is best to use fewer and more meaningful words and phrases
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