ISBN-10:
0321441699
ISBN-13:
2900321441699
Pub. Date:
07/24/2006
Publisher:
Pearson
Revising Prose / Edition 5

Revising Prose / Edition 5

by Richard A. Lanham

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Revising Prose / Edition 5

As its title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition. Stressing the importance of the single sentence, The Paramedic Method of revision provides an easily learned method of revision to combat the obscurities of meaning that plague The Official Style, and demonstrates how to revise this stilted, dense prose into plain English. This book has been used with success wherever extensive writing is required, and also at every level of higher education. Addresses the specific stylistic patterns that characterize most bad writing and gives an eight-step revision method called The Paramedic Method to break those patterns and improve writing. Helps with writing tasks in business, government, and the university, where The Official Style is rampant, and provides an indispensable guide to revising in every writing context. For anyone interested in revising, specifically at the sentence level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900321441699
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/24/2006
Edition description: 5TH
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Action.

2. Shape.

3. Voice.

4. Skotison!

5. Electronic Literacy.

6. Why Bother?

Appendix: Terms.

Index.

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