Size Matters

Use bigger words.  Write more complex sentences.  Go over the minimum page count.  When I was in school, this was the formula for a good grade on most writing assignments.  This was how you impressed the teacher.

Unfortunately, that skill isn’t very useful today.  People are so distracted that holding their attention, much less getting it, is more challenging than ever.  If you want to get your message across, you need to learn to do less with more.  Write fewer words, but convey more meaning.

Ignore this, of course, if you’re still trying to impress the teacher.