Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing / Edition 3

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing / Edition 3

by John R. Trimble
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205028802

ISBN-13: 9780205028801

Pub. Date: 12/24/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing.

Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp

Overview

This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing.

Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides 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 dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions—and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205028801
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/24/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
79,940
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

C ontents

A Word About These “Conversations”

Preface to the Third Edition

Acknowledgments

Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Thinking Well

Chapter 2: Getting Launched

Chapter 3: Openers

Chapter 4: Middles

Chapter 5: Closers

Chapter 6: Diction

Chapter 7: Readability

Chapter 8: Superstitions

Chapter 9: Critical Analysis: Jousting with Mencken

Chapter 10: Dramatizing Your Ideas

Chapter 11: Revising

Chapter 12: Proofreading

Odds and Ends

Chapter 13: Punctuation

Semicolons

Commas

Parentheses

Dashes

Colons

Hyphens

Exclamation points

Chapter 14: 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

Punctuating parenthetical references

Ellipses

Editorial insertions (square brackets)

Chapter 15: Abbreviations

Chapter 16: Tips on Usage

Chapter 17: Epilogue

Sources

Index

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