3 Point Writing

I’ve recently become acquainted with an extremely annoying style of writing. I’ve written about strange writing formats before, but this one drives me crazy. It’s the “3 point writing system.” I will give an extremely condensed example here:


I am going to explain that all brontosauruses are thin at one end, much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end.


All brontosauruses are thin at one end, much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end.


I have just explained that all brontosauruses are thin at one end, much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end.


There really isn’t much to it. The format works like this:

1. Say what you’re going to say.

2. Say it.

3. Say you said it.

It’s horrible. Please stop doing that.

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  1. Oh, how they shoved that down our throats in grade school. It’s what made me have such a hard time in my senior writing class… I had to take an “alternative education” class just to graduate high school, because I had such a hard time writing a normal essay. Finally was able to break free of that crap.
    They used to feed it to us like this:
    “Tell them what you’re gonna tell them” (Yes, they said “gonna”)
    “Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em”
    “Tell ’em what you told ’em”
    Can you tell I grew up in the backwoods? Thank God for college.

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