active vs. passive voice

At some point in your writing education, you may have been told to avoid passive voice. Why? Is it a good idea to always avoid passive writing, or are there situations that may call for an appropriate, deliberate use of passive voice? This lesson and its exercises will help you think through your rhetorical choices when using active of passive voice.

 

Embedded Exercises (download and print out this handout to accompany the exercises on the video)

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