9781577660637

Economical Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9781577660637

  • ISBN10:

    1577660633

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/1999
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Why You Should Not Stop Reading Here 1(2)
Writing Is the Economist's Trade
3(3)
Writing Is Thinking
6(2)
Rules Can Help, But Bad Rules Hurt
8(4)
Be Thou Clear; But for Lord's Sake Have Fun, Too
12(3)
The Rules Are Factual Rather Than Logical
15(2)
Classical Rhetoric Guides Even the Economical Writer
17(3)
Fluency Can Be Achieved by Grit
20(2)
Write Early Rather Than Late
22(3)
You Will Need Tools
25(4)
Keep Your Spirits Up, Forge Ahead
29(4)
Speak to an Audience of Human Beings
33(2)
Avoid Boilerplate
35(4)
Control Your Tone
39(5)
Paragraphs Should Have Points
44(2)
Make Tables, Graphs, and Displayed Equations Readable
46(2)
Footnotes Are Nests for Pedants
48(2)
Make Your Writing Cohere
50(3)
Use Your Ear
53(2)
Write in Complete Sentences
55(1)
Avoid Elegant Variation
56(2)
Watch How Each Word Connects with Others
58(3)
Watch Punctuation
61(4)
The Order Around Switch Until It Good Sounds
65(3)
Read, Out Loud
68(2)
Use Verbs, Active Ones
70(2)
Avoid Words That Bad Writers Love
72(6)
Be Concrete
78(2)
Be Plain
80(3)
Avoid Cheap Typographical Tricks
83(2)
Avoid This, That, These, Those
85(1)
Above All, Look at Your Words
86(5)
If You Didn't Stop Reading, Join the Flow
88(3)
Works Cited 91(4)
Index 95

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