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Style and Difference / Edition 1

Style and Difference / Edition 1

by Donna Gorrell


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Style and Difference / Edition 1

Ideal for students in upper-level composition, literature, or creative writing courses, this brief style guide gives practical advice on how students with basic grammar knowledge can produce writing with style (and with the correctness that matters) for both academic and professional purposes. Style and Difference advises students how to incorporate style and to bend grammar rules appropriately and effectively. With the aid of examples from nearly 100 contemporary published writers, Style and Difference shows how good writing style differs from, as well as conforms to, the established conventions and rules of writing. Style and Difference offers instructors flexibility in their syllabi: this text can be used as a supplement to a handbook or instead of a handbook; chapters can be paired or used in any sequence; and the readings in Part V, Writers on Style, lend themselves to discussions about style that are appropriate at any time during the term.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618381593
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Style, Situation, and Difference I. Style 1. Coordinate Balanced Ideas 2. Subordinate Cumulative Ideas 3. Vary Your Sentences 4. Vary Your Sentences—Again 5. Pack Your Sentences with Parallelism 6. Make Your Point with Emphasis and Rhythm 7. Modify with Style 8. Connect Your Thoughts Coherently 9. Be Concise 10. Make Your Voice Heard 11. Figure Your Language for Vivid Writing 12. Omit and, Repeat and II. Difference 13. Use Passive Verbs 14. Begin Your Sentences with and (but, or, nor, for, yet, so) 15. Begin Your Sentences with because (since, while) 16. Fragment Your Sentences 17. Splice with Commas 18. Refer with a Singular they 19. Say I (we, you) 20. Contract Your Words 21. Split Your Infinitives 22. Use which for that 23. End Your Sentences with Prepositions 24. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat III. Punctuation and Style 25. Control Your Commas 26. End with Periods Etc. 27. Dash with Dashes 28. Point with Colons 29. Separate with Semicolons 30. Possess with Apostrophes 31. Connect with Hyphens IV. A Few Good Rules 32. Make Your Verbs Agree with Your Subjects 33. Be Sure Your Pronouns Refer to Something 34. Make Your Pronouns Agree 35. Just in Case—Pronouns Again 36. Don't Dangle Your Modifiers V. Writers on Style Richard A. Lanham, Frank Smith, William Zinsser, Winston Weathers and Otis Winchester, Annie Dillard, Comte de Buffon, Louis Milic, Keith Hjortshoj, Monroe C. Beardsley, Walker Gibson, Aristotle, Quintilian, William Strunk Jr., and E. B. White

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