The grammar site I wrote about last time was:
One of my cohorts in teaching social work students writing and I are in love with this grammar site and we adore this particular page, on “Writing Concise Sentences.” It is a goal of mine to get students to write more concisely, to “omit needless words” as Strunk & White state and to “prune the redundant,” as per this web site. I often tell my students "If you can cut out a word(s) from a sentence and the meaning and grammar of that sentence still hold up, cut out that word(s)."
I am going to give just a few examples of the gems of this page.
Personally, I think: use instead: I think
My personal opinion: use instead: My opinion
Refer back to : use instead: Refer to
Small/large in size: use instead: Small/large
Summarize briefly: use instead: Summarize
The future to come: use instead: The future
Phrases to Omit:
NO: All things considered, cognitive treatment is most effective.
YES: Cognitive treatment is most effective.
NO: As a matter of fact, it showed that all subjects had improvement.
YES: All subjects improved.
NO: Because of the fact that they are minors, teens are subject to fewer penalties.
YES: Teens are subject to fewer penalties.
NO: What I meant to say is that social justice is our primary concern.
YES: Social justice is our primary concern.
NO: Needless to say, this was a big breakthrough.
YES: This was a big breakthrough.
Keep writing! Concisely!