Rachel Sobel ’15 Selected to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru - Sobel is one of eight students sponsored by the American Chemical Society. She was also chosen to attend the 2013 Climate Change Talks in Poland.
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