Today’s tutor in the spotlight is Luke (Iantorno, not Skywalker).
Luke is a First-Year Writing instructor for the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He received his English Ph.D. in 2015 and started working for the University and Graduate Student writing centers in August 2015. When he is neither teaching nor tutoring, Luke spends his time researching and writing about his first love: British Romanticism.
A writing struggle that Luke continues to work on is verbose writing. In his own written work, Luke tends to write long, complex sentences that sometimes complicate meaning and inhibit clarity. Luke often reads his work aloud while revising, which helps him more easily find grammatical and syntactical errors. Reading aloud also helps determine the way each sentence sounds, assisting with the revision process.
Do you have recommendations for overcoming effusive writing? Will you use Luke’s reading aloud strategy for sentence-level revision? Leave him comments below!