Writing: A Concise Handbook

Writing: A Concise Handbook

by James A. W. Heffernan, John E. Lincoln
     
 

This handbook is a tool to help you write well. Easy to use and convenient to carry.Writing: A Concise Handbook is the only handbook that places equal emphasis on helping you strengthen your writing and on showing you how to correct (and, later, avoid) common errors. Its features include:An Emphasis on Writing Power. Chapter 4, "Ten Ways to Invigorate Your

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This handbook is a tool to help you write well. Easy to use and convenient to carry.Writing: A Concise Handbook is the only handbook that places equal emphasis on helping you strengthen your writing and on showing you how to correct (and, later, avoid) common errors. Its features include:An Emphasis on Writing Power. Chapter 4, "Ten Ways to Invigorate Your Style," suggests ten practical strategies for enlivening your writing.A Checklist for Correcting Errors. Chapter 12, "Correcting Common Errors," includes as alphabetical listing of twenty-five common stumbling blocks and advice on correcting them.A Thorough Introduction to the Writing Process. Part One guides you through the writing process—and includes a brief but informative section on how to construct a persuasive argument.Tools for Research Writing. part Three includes a separately tabbed chapter on MLA and APA documentation styles, information on using the internet for research, and an annotated sample student paper in MLA format.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393970920
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James A. W. Heffernan, Professor of English and Professor in the Art of Writing at Dartmouth College, has published extensively on English Romantic poetry and on the relation between literature and visual art. His books include Wordsworth’s Theory of Poetry: The Transforming Imagination, The Re-Creation of Landscape: A Study of Wordsworth, Constable, and Turner, Representing the French Revolution: Literature, Historiography, and Art, and Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis.

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