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Reference Links Used in Weasel Word Lessons & Exercises
Weasel Word References

Definition References:
Texts
1.          Weasel Words Infecting Writing  

2.          Definition of Weasel Words  


Hedging References
Texts
3.          Hedging Words  

4.          Hedge Words in Claims Processing  

Misleading Thoughts References
Videos
1.          logical fallacies  
         
2.          shifting burden  

Exercise Reference:
Text
1.          Spencer Quotes  


Manipulative Purposes
Videos
3.          Crypto Symantics  

4.          little girl story  

         
Advertising
Videos
5.          Redundunt Advertisement  

6.          Not enough time advertising  

7.          different weasel words in advertising  

8.          Valentine Advertising  

9.          diner advertisement  

Exercise Reference:
Video
2.          First Look at video:  Selling Oneself  



Media & Political Speaking

Videos
10.          white house stimulus report  

11.          English banking  

Exercise Reference:
Texts:
3.          weasel word accountability  

4.          weasel word politics  


Scientific & Medical Journals
Texts
5.          Weasel Words in Scientific Articles  

6.          Noah’s Flood  

7.          ELV – Example of Edited Science Page  

8.          Fish Oil & Cancer Research  


Putting it All Together
Article
9.          Twitter & Texting Save Writing  


Correction Tools
1.          Weasel Word Detector  

2.          Grammar & Punctuation Detector  

3.          Grammerly (Another Grammar Detector)  


Prologues & Introductions

Texts
1.          Why/Why Not Use a Prologue  

2.          Why to Write a Prologue  


First Thing Readers Look At
Exercise References texts
1.          How to Write a Back Cover Copy  

2.          Writing a Blurb or Back Cover Copy  


After The First Line
Texts
1.          How to Hook the Reader  

2.          Backstory Blunders  
         
3.          Providing Backstory  


Punctuation & Sentence Structure:
1.          Overwriting:
Texts
         a.          Overwriting  

         b.          Overwriting, What to do with it  

2.          Exclamation Points:
Texts
         a.          Writing and Exclamation Points  

         b.          When to use Exclamation Points  

3.          Em Dashes & Ellipses:
         a.          Em Dashes:
         Texts
                   i.          Em Dashes Rules  

         b.          Ellipses:
         Texts
                   i.          How to use Ellipsis  

4.          Sophisticated Sentence Structure:
         a.          Feeling-Action-Principle:
         Texts
                   i.          FAS, How to  

Exercise Reference:
1.          FAS, How to  


Dialogue:
1.          Do’s & Don’ts:
Texts
         a.          Proper use of Said  

2.          Explanations:
Texts
         a.          Dialogue Risks  

3.          Adverbs:
Texts
         a.          {x:link:http://www.absolutewrite.com/novels/axe_those_adverbs.htm}Axe the Adverbs{/x-link}
         b.          {x:link:http://www.writingforward.com/writing-tips/writing-tips-abolish-adverbs}Tips to Abolish Adverbs{/x-link}

4.          Interior Monologue:
Texts
         a.          How to Use Interior Monologues  

Exercise Reference:
1.          How to Use Interior Monologues  


Problem Words:
1.          Passive Verbs:

Texts
         a.          How to Use Passive & Active Verbs  

2.          Weak & Enabling Adverbs:
Texts
         a.          How to Kill the Adjectives  

3.          The Thing About That
:
Texts
         a.          Too Many Thats  

4.          Two Hads Will Do It:
Texts
         a.          How to Use Had  


Cut out the Obvious:
Texts
1.          Cutting Words  

2.          Cutting the Clutter  

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