Use Text Analysis to Clarify the Intentions of Your Own Writing


This recipe uses frequency list and Concordance tools to determine the impact and clarity of your own writing.

  1. Appreciate the message you are hoping to communicate in your prose;
  2. Generate a list of most frequently used words in your document with a List Words tool such as the Voyant Corpus Term Frequencies;
  3. Evaluate the closeness of the words returned to your desired message;
  4. Explore possibly contradictory words through the Voyant Document KWICs;
  5. Modify your text to better reflect your intentions.