Writing with Style

Writing with Style : Conversations on the Art of Writing

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This bestselling brief supplementary text is for any course where students write. A storehouse of practical writing tips--written in a lively, conversational style. Provides new insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions--and much more. Students learn to develop a "writer's sense": the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Readily accessible to college freshman, yet sophisticated enough to delight a senior English Honors class. Unusually flexible, the book can function equally well as both a self-teaching text (in literature courses, etc.) and a companion text (in composition and journalism courses).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130257133
  • 9780130257130
  • 1,310,091

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS. 1.. Thinking Well. 2. Getting Launched. 3. Openers. 4. Middles 5. Closers. 6. Diction. 7. Readability. 8. Superstitions. 9. How to Write a Critical Analysis. 10. Revising. 11. Proofreading. II. ODDS & ENDS. 12. Punctuation. Semicolons. Commas. Parentheses. Dashes. Colons. Hyphens. Exclamation Points. Quoting. Punctuation Introducing Quotations. Punctuation at the End of Quotations. Miscellaneous Small Points. Indented Quotations. Orphan Quotes. Dialogue. Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry. References for quotations. Ellipses. Editorial insertions (square brackets). 14. Abbreviations. 15. Tips on Usage. 16. Epilogue. II.WRITERS TALKING SHOP. 16. Writers talking shop.show more

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