9780062730480

Classic Guide to Better Writing : Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly

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    9780062730480

  • ISBN10:

    0062730487

  • Edition: 50th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Every phase of writing is addressed in this authoritative, practical guide. Specific topics include: organizing information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability and checking grammar and spelling. Featuring hundreds of exercises and written in a relaxed, entertaining style, this is the perfect aid for the many Americans who wish to improve their communication skills in both their business and personal lives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Preface xiii
Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition xv
Part One How to Write 1(152)
How to Start
3(6)
How to Get Ideas
9(12)
How to Put Your Ideas in Order
21(11)
How to Write Up Your Ideas
32(12)
How to Tie Your Ideas Together
44(12)
How to Talk to a Reader
56(10)
How to Say It on Paper
66(9)
How to Save Words
75(10)
How Not to Puzzle Your Reader
85(9)
How to Save Your Reader Extra Work
94(10)
How to Get the Most Out of Words
104(13)
How to Find the Right Word
117(8)
How to Make It Fun to Read
125(9)
How to Give It Punch
134(8)
How Writers Write
142(11)
Part Two While You Write 153(132)
Why Grammar?
155(3)
Bias-Free Language
158(3)
Best Foot Forward
161(15)
The Sentence
176(11)
The Verb
187(8)
Verb and Subject
195(6)
Pronouns
201(4)
Adjectives and Adverbs
205(8)
Personal Pronouns
213(7)
The Correct Word
220(25)
Spelling
245(20)
Quotation Marks
265(6)
Plurals and Possessives
271(6)
Capitalization
277(8)
Index 285

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Write well without a teacher September 7, 2010
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I found an old, yellowed copy of the "New Guide to Better Writing" (an older edition of this book) in a used bookstore long ago. I've never suffered from term-paper writers' block since. This book will teach you to write even if you slept through every English class you ever took. Get the book, and a spiral notebook. Write out the exercises as you read along. Then, get A's in English, and on any term paper for any other class. Indispensable for college freshmen.
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