Trimming Redundancy

Trimming Redundancy Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is about understanding and identifying tautology in sentences. It begins by asking students to define tautology, followed by explaining why it should be avoided in writing. Then, the worksheet challenges students to identify which of the given sentences contains a tautology. Finally, it asks students to underline the tautological phrases in different sentences, providing a direct application of the concept they have just learned.

The purpose of this worksheet is to teach students about the concept of tautology and its impact on writing clarity and effectiveness. It encourages students to think critically about how they express ideas, prompting them to recognize and remove unnecessary repetition that does not add value to their communication. Through this exercise, students learn the importance of conciseness in writing and the skill of editing for precise language use. Moreover, the worksheet aims to enhance their ability to write clearly and effectively, which is valuable for their academic and future professional communication.