Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 309 pages
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Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 6/e, presents principles of writing to help students diagnose their prose quickly and revise it effectively. Divided into four sections Style as Choice, Clarity, Grace, and new to this edition, Ethics the text features new principles of effective prose, chapter summaries for quick and easy review, and group exercises that encourage students to work and learn together. Williams empowers students to use their writing not only as a tool to identify and solve problems, but also as a method to explore their own thinking.

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I have a weakness for books about writing. Joseph Williams’ “Style: the basics of clarity and grace” is the shortest book on the topic I have read and, most importantly, is the best source for “nuts ... Read full review

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This book did an excellent job providing examples of poor writing and providing exercises in how to fix those problems. The section on clarity was enlightening and well organized. It can be difficult ... Read full review

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Clarity
39
Grace
137
Ethics
217
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Williams is Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs its Institute on Critical Thinking and Higher Order Reasoning. He received his Ph.D. in English and linguistics from the University of Wisconsin.

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