Style: The Basics Of Clarity And Grace

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Style: The Basics of Clority and Grace, a concise version of Joseph Williams' best-selling Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, provides engaging and direct guidance in how to write well. Williams' own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences-both in college and after-will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect-and encourage writers to revise their work to meet those expectations more effectively. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
LESSON ONE Understanding Style 1(6)
LESSON TWO Correctness 7(17)
LESSON THREE Actions 24(13)
LESSON FOUR Characters 37(16)
LESSON FIVE Cohesion and Coherence 53(11)
LESSON SIX Emphasis 64(12)
LESSON SEVEN Concision 76(12)
LESSON EIGHT Shape 88(18)
LESSON NINE Elegance 106(17)
LESSON TEN The Ethics of Style 123(22)
Index 145

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