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Posted January 2, 2012
Good, basic book. Parts a little outdated.
I picked this book up in the library. I think the ideas are good, but the book is a bit outdated. ie, references saving documents to floppy disks.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Many basics are covered, before starting to write, have an outline of where you're headed, correct punctution and spelling is a must, use simple words that most understand unless a less common word better expresses your thoughts, etc. Also covers many of the most commonly mistaken words, ie. effect/affect. Should all have been covered in a good writing 101 class.
Emphasizes shortening your choice of words, ie use the word 'now' instead of 'at this point in time'
Also covers all the business basics, writing a business letter, a speech, fund raising letters, etc.
Good reference book, would look for an updated version of same book. May be available, have not looked into myself.