This brief guide to writing the essay and writing across the curriculum is indeed true to its title. It offers excellent advice on developing and polishing prose, with an emphasis on style and process--all with wit, charm, and intelligence.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: First Principles.
Chapter 2: The Writing Process
Chapter 3: Kinds of Writing
Chapter 4: Making Arguments
Chapter 5: Paragraphs
Chapter 6: Fundamental Principles of Sentences
Chapter 7: Avoiding Wordiness
Chapter 8: Good Diction
Chapter 9: Figurative Language
Chapter 10: False Rules and What Is True about Them
Chapter 11: Grammar and Mechanics
Appendix 1: Avoiding Discrimination
Appendix 2: How to Begin--and How Not to Begin--an Essay