This animated GIF adapts an efficiency theorem for scientific explanations to the art of writing
and gives some hints to help determine whether you are wasting words or leaving holes in your argument. Includes examples of NEEDY writing (unclear because important words or ideas are missing), WEEDY writing (with unnecessary and distracting words), and PITHY-THRIFTY writing (says all the important stuff without any fluff). Image size 672×528 (file size 455 KB) for use within a PowerPoint slide show, possibly on proofreading, essay writing, etc. Each of six frames lasts 3 seconds in continuous loop (PPT must be in Slide-Show mode to activate the animation); can also be used as a non-animated graphic in a handout; can be resized as needed. Note: You can pause an animated GIF during a PowerPoint Slide Show by Right-Clicking your mouse; you can resume animation with a Left-Click. This mouse-trick works in PPT 2010, but other PPT versions may work differently.
Used/tested and engaging with English Composition, English 101.
To learn how to make such animated GIFs using PowerPoint and a free online AGIF maker, see PowerPoint slide show Animated GIFs—How to Make and Use