Directness and clarity are valued over wordiness on the GRE. Do not use several words when one will work just as well. Many writers tend to add excessive phrases like “take into consideration” in order to sound scholarly. This only makes the text sound inflated and perhaps pretentious.
WORDY: I am of the opinion that the said managers should be admonished for their utilization of customer response services.
CONCISE: We should tell the managers to improve customer service.
Exercise 2: Wordy Phrases
Shorten the sentences below to make them as concise as possible.
Drill #1. This internet company is not prepared to expand at this point in time.