|Tara's Writing Studio
Where Fuzzy Writing Gets Clear
Three Rules for Writing
1. Use Short Words
2. Keep It Simple
|At this point in time
|At the present time we are experiencing precipitation.
|Her personal physician
|It will be noted that considerable economies have been effected.
||We have saved thousands of dollars.
3. Be Clear
|Soil profiles holes are for the purpose of observing soil structures, texture, formations, and the presence of seasonal groundwater or impervious rock formations etc. Profiles are essential in the evaluation of any parcel for soil suitability for private sewage disposal systems.
A minimum of two soil profile holes shall be dug, one in the proposed leachfield area and one in the expansion area. The profile holes shall be dug to a depth of at least five feet below the proposed trench bottom.
All profile holes excavated shall be evaluated for soil suitability by a registered civil engineer, registered geologist, or registered sanitarian experienced in on-site sewage disposal systems.
|To find out if your parcel is suitable for a septic system, dig one or more vertical holes in both the proposed leachfield area and the expansion area. Make sure that each of these soil profile holes extends at least five feet below the proposed trench bottom.
Then hire a registered civil engineer, geologist, or sanitarian experienced with on-site sewage disposal. Their role is to record soil structures and textures, as well as seasonal groundwater and impervious rock formations, in the profile holes.
Digging and evaluating soil profile holes is an essential step in the process of installing a septic system, and the county environmental department requires it.
Garden by Beth Hansen-Winter
Photo by Roberta Ryan
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The Write View
- Begin by identifying your central points and do the necessary research to support them. Then arrange your points in a logical order.
- Write the way you talk: plainly, directly.
- Read your writing out loud. Is every paragraph needed? If not, delete those that aren't. Now do the same with every sentence.
- Does every paragraph logically follow (in time, space, focus) from the one just before it? Change, or move, those that don't. Now do the same for every sentence.
- If you're not sure what a word means, look it up in a dictionary. If it doesn't mean what it needs to, find one that does.
- Ask a friend or two to read what you have written. If they find something that's confusing or boring, be grateful! Now you know what other changes to make.