9780205747467

Style : Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205747467

  • ISBN10:

    0205747469

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2010
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Engaging and direct, this is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Style as Choicep. 1
Understanding Stylep. 2
Correctnessp. 10
Clarityp. 27
Actionsp. 28
Charactersp. 46
Cohesion and Coherencep. 66
Emphasisp. 82
Gracep. 99
Concisionp. 100
Shapep. 118
Elegancep. 140
Clarity of Formp. 163
Motivating Coherencep. 164
Global Coherencep. 178
Ethicsp. 191
The Ethics of Stylep. 192
Punctuationp. 209
Using Sourcesp. 232
Glossaryp. 241
Suggested Answersp. 249
Acknowledgmentp. 259
Indexp. 260
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Surprisingly Practical April 2, 2011
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I read this textbook on how to make my ideas more clear. My sentences and paragraphs now say what I really mean - before my writing was "fuzzy" and my point was unintentionally hidden. The textbook helps me to think clearly, and it helps me understand other's writing more clearly - an unexpected result. The textbook does not tell me how I should write. It provides nifty techniques on how to quickly revise my writing for greater clarity.
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