Between chapters five and six I feel as though chapter five stood out to me more. Chapter six talked more about understanding the relationship between and active voice and action verbs. One sentence that made sense to me from chapter six was “Active voice and action verbs do have one thing in common: They contribute to strong, honest, direct writing”.
Chapter five helped me out a lot. It talked about being able to limit your writing. Take out the unecessary words or sentences that were needed to get a point across. For most students, they understand this as “reaching word count”. Trying to reach a certain word count I believe has severely harmed students writing. Instead of teachers allowing us to get our point across in fewer words. Chapter five taught me that it is okay when writing a paper to use fewer words to tell that story.