As you learn about compositions, it's plain to see that writing in the passive voice should be avoided wherever possible. Active voice immediately identifies both the action and who or what is performing the action, adding clarity and precision to your words.
Here's an example of passive voice: The dog was walked by Marie.
Here's an example of active voice: Marie walked the dog.
See how the second example got straight to the point and minced no words?
Scanning your writing for any errant sentences written in the passive voice is a good habit to get into. Below, you'll find some active writing tips and a short test to show you how to write in active voice, which will help you practice those healthy writing habits.