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Prolix , from Latin prolixus, is something careful or careful . According to dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , the adjective can also refer to dilated excessively, impertinent or annoying .

For example: “I'm happy because the painter made a job very neat in my house ”, “I always tell my son that he has to be thorough with homework”, “I like the neat and shaved man more than the one who has long hair and shows a careless look”.

The etymological origin of prolix leads us to the compound word pro ("in front" )-lixus ("liquid" ). The first use of the word, therefore, was associated with pour or spill liquids . Then it began to be used to name the action to pronounce words easily and, by extension, to those works with unnecessary words.

The word quality is known as prolixity . It can be said, therefore, that that or that which is neat has prolixity: “This table is made in an artisanal way but it stands out for its neatness”, “The artisan managed to complete a work very neat since the table has a perfect appearance ”.

The carelessness and lack of Attention These are issues that threaten the word. A neat school notebook is one that presents all its sheets in good condition, is readable, well organized, etc. Instead, if the child breaks and wrinkles the leaves and leaves ink stains, his notebook will be sloppy.

It is worth mentioning, on the other hand, that a neat work does not always go hand in hand with utility or true understanding of the subject on which it focuses. For example, being able to copy a text with exceptional calligraphy, without committing any lack of spelling, harmoniously organizing your paragraphs and effectively highlighting your title and subtitles, does not necessarily mean understanding and applying the knowledge you expose.

Tidiness is not a virtue of a few, but a form of get organized to work, or to have the tools when undertaking any activity (among which is talk) that we can all learn, to a greater or lesser extent. That said, it is undeniable that for some individuals it is almost natural while for others, it seems an impossible goal to achieve.

And this is related to the concerns of each one, with the reasons that lead us to travel one way or another; For most people, for example, the school stage is a kind of labyrinth that we are forced to go through, and that does not differ much from what our parents have raffled or from what the next generations will have to go through. It is an unattractive adventure for most, since it involves the achievement of a large number of goals that others impose on us.

In the student stage, with respect to the way of facing obligations, there are three well-defined vertices: the individual who seems unable to avoid being neat; the one who, on the contrary, shows no interest in any subject and is unable to keep two letters at the same level within a line; who, more directed and committed to himself than the previous two, seems to wake up when his subject favorite and devotes its full potential.

Being neat, therefore, is usually easier when we are interested in matter what we are addressing: if we are copying a text that we are passionate about, talking about issues that we master and that we like or ordering our most precious belongings, neatness will surely direct our actions.

Another use of the term, however, refers to the thorough and detailed . In this sense, a thorough investigation is one that analyzes various factors, goes to various sources and presents a multiplicity of data.

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