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Pretoria Student Law Review (PSLR)
Five Ways to solve writing problems by George Orwell

1.    Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech.
2.    Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3.    If it is possible to cut a word out always cut it out.
4.    Never use the passive voice where you can use the active.
5.    Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.