How long should sentences be?
How long should sentences be? Take a tip from the pros at The New York Times, and keep sentences short.
We analyzed 99 stories in a recent edition of the Times.… Read the full article
‘The 25-word rule isn’t bad as long as you don’t follow it’
How short should sentences be? Ask the experts:
A “53-word sentence feels like my junk drawer — too much information crammed into too small a space.”
— Publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant
“For readable writing that doesn’t tax your readers, vary your sentence length, seek an average in the low 20s, and cut any sentence of 45 words or more.”
— Wayne Schiess, senior lecturer at The David J.… Read the full article
American Press Institute correlates sentence length, comprehension
How long should sentences be? A better question might be: How much of your piece do you want your readers to understand?… Read the full article
Nearly 140 years of research proves it
Here’s the problem with long sentences: Every time you add a word, you reduce comprehension. Add another one, reduce it even further.… Read the full article
Move topics up top
When it comes to web heads, focus on the front.
That is, place your topic words at the beginning of your headline.… Read the full article
Cut a word, increase comprehension
Here’s the problem with long sentences: Every time you add a word, you reduce comprehension.
Let your sentences sprawl, and the subject, verb and object get too far away from each other.… Read the full article
How long is too long for a sentence
The longer the sentence, the harder it is for readers to understand.
But how long is too long?… Read the full article