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QW 072512 “The Writer’s Diet Test”

The author of the NY Times article “Zombie Nouns” recommends trying The Writer’s Diet Test.

This website tests whether your writing is flabby or fit only by entering a writing sample of 100 to 1000 words and click “Run the test”. More specifically, it assesses your propensity for nominalization dependence. Getting curious enough to give it a try, I entered my QW 071712 “Smart Station Staff” to see what it’d have to say. Do you have any idea on what it revealed? This “smart” gear says it’s “fit and trim”. Is this working properly?

For comparison, I entered the aforementioned “Zombie Nouns”: It says “needs toning”… Are you really sure? How come a QW piece scribbled by a Japanese L2er of English wrote as part of her English learning practice is diagnosed as “healthy” while a NY Times article written by a well-educated native speaker of English contributed on NY Times is not. It’s kind of ironical that the author of “Zombie Nouns” criticizing people’s dependence on nominalization herself recommends The Writer’s Diet Test, and the test assesses her writing as “needs toning”.

FIY, today’s Daily News Article on Rarejob http://rarejobdailynewsarticle.blogspot.jp/ is rated as “Flabby”.

(40 minutes / 197 words)

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