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Show or Tell


Show or Tell

Young writers tend to do a lot of "telling," and not so much "showing" in their writing. This habit continues with adult writers, even professional ones. It’s why writers of all ages are often advised to “show, not tell.” But this advice can be misunderstood. Telling shouldn’t always be avoided; in fact it’s an important part of writing. Then again, at times, showing works better than telling. This infographic shows students when to use each strategy.

Show or Tell Inforgraphic