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Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day
     

Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day

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by Ceil Cleveland
 

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Who cares about commas, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens?

Well, you should. A misplaced punctuation mark can confuse physicians and surgeons, cause thousands of dollars in legal fees, misinform judges, puzzle bankers, misguide stockbrokers…and create lumps in your pudding.

You don't need a teacher with a mouthful of jargon to help you

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Who cares about commas, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens?

Well, you should. A misplaced punctuation mark can confuse physicians and surgeons, cause thousands of dollars in legal fees, misinform judges, puzzle bankers, misguide stockbrokers…and create lumps in your pudding.

You don't need a teacher with a mouthful of jargon to help you understand how to make yourself clearly understood. Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day will help you teach yourself. This small, step-by-step handbook is an indispensable guide if you need to:

  • Compose high school or college papers.
  • Apply to college or for a job.

  • Write a resume or fill out an application.

  • Communicate your thoughts to anyone, from your landlord to your loved one.

    You can work on your own, at your own speed, and within your own time frame. The rules of punctuation, often confusing and hazy, will finally become clear.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781564146267
    Publisher:
    Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    09/28/2002
    Pages:
    224
    Sales rank:
    1,225,883
    Product dimensions:
    8.20(w) x 5.16(h) x 0.46(d)

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    Meet the Author


    Ceil Cleveland teaches writing and literature at New York University. A former vice president at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and at Queens College of the City University of New York, she was for ten years an editor-in-chief of Columbia, the Alumni Magazine of Columbia University. She is the author of four books, editor of seven, and has written more than 100 articles for national journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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    Better Punctuation In 30 Minutes A Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    A small, accessible, usable, stylebook for students or others who feel they have a weakness in this area of writing. Handy, no-nonsense, self-instruction: can be used with or without a teacher to guide you. Humorous examples. Many illustrations and exercises. You'll learn fast alone or with a class.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Developed with the input of her students at New York University, this book has been used in numerous classrooms (I was in one) as the definitive guide to those awful things--commas, semi-colons, etc.--that we should have learned long ago. It's amusing too.