Writing Under Pressure

Writing Under Pressure : The Quick Writing Process

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This book is based on 20 years of teaching at MIT, Harvard and working with writing clients in government, science and management, among other professions. The author's goal in "Writing Under Pressure" is to provide a book that combines an analysis of the process of writing with a problem-solving approach to enable the writer, whether in school or on the job, to get good writing done on time. The first half of the book presents a case study of a writing assignment with a close deadline. The second half of the book employs two levels of editing; a rough first edit to ensure clarity and a final edit for the reader's ease. The book adapts the system to exam writing, and group writings such as those required in committee work or in professional graduate schools. Finally, there is a writer's bibliography, including excerpts from the diaries, notebooks, letters and interviews of writers about the writing process and product.show more

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  • Hardback | 201 pages
  • 142.24 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195052234
  • 9780195052237

About Sanford Kaye

About the Author Sanford Kaye is teacher and consultant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also teaches in the Harvard University Extension School and is the Director of the Essential Skills Center at Curry College. He co-founded the Writing Program at MIT and was a former Director of the Sloan Fellows Executive Training Program Writing Seminars. In all, he has over twenty years experience teaching executives and professionals in business, science, and government.show more

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