The Practical Stylist

The Practical Stylist

by Sheridan Baker
     
 

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The Longman Practical Stylist provides a wealth of practical information and a variety of organizational techniques to write more gracefully and effectively. Based on the premise that all writing involves arguing a thesis, The Longman Practical Stylist presents expository modes such as description, narration and exposition as strategies for supporting a thesis. A…  See more details below

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The Longman Practical Stylist provides a wealth of practical information and a variety of organizational techniques to write more gracefully and effectively. Based on the premise that all writing involves arguing a thesis, The Longman Practical Stylist presents expository modes such as description, narration and exposition as strategies for supporting a thesis. A chapter on research discusses how to use online sources and the electronic resources at a library; a brief handbook section provides help with grammar issues; and a chapter on word usage encourages you to write with effective, colorful language.For many years, The Longman Practical Stylist has served as a comprehensive guide to solid, eloquent and persuasive writing.

Author Biography: Sheridan Baker began his distinguished career in English literature at the University of Michigan in 1950 and retired as an emeritus professor in 1984. He received a Fulbright lectureship at the University of Nagoya, Japan, in 1961.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060404543
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1981
Pages:
206

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