Baccalaureate, Commencement to be Webcast Live - Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie '94 will offer the baccalaureate address on Saturday, May 23, and former ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy is the Commencement speaker on Sunday, May 24.
Writing for Clarity
Passive voice produces a sentence in which the subject receives an action. In contrast, active voice produces a sentence in which the subject performs an action. Passive voice often produces unclear, wordy sentences, whereas active voice produces generally clearer, more concise sentences. To change a sentence from passive to active voice, determine who or what performs the action, and use that person or thing as the subject of the sentence. Passive voice: "On April 19, 1775, arms were seized at Concord, precipitating the American Revolution." Active voice: "On April 19, 1775, British soldiers seized arms at Concord, precipitating the American Revolution."
SOURCE: Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center