The sense of structure: writing from the reader's perspective

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Pearson Longman, Jan 18, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Emphasizing reader expectations, this composition text provides an insightful guide to writing clearly and effectively. Reflecting on the author's decades of experience as an international writing consultant, writer, and instructor, The Sense of Structure teaches writing from the perspective of readers. This text demonstrates that readers have relatively fixed expectations of where certain words or grammatical constructions will appear in a unit of discourse. By bringing these intuitive reading processes to conscious thought, this text provides students with tools for understanding how readers interact with the structure of writing, from punctuation marks to sentences to paragraphs, and how meaning and purpose are communicated through structure.

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User Review  - Kenny Oyama - Goodreads

I'm still not a great writer--or even good, for that matter--but I would definitely say that my writing quality has improved after reading this book. This should be a must-read for any writer (especially academics). Read full review

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User Review  - C. Minos Niu - Goodreads

What resonates with me is that most good technical writers do seem to know how to improve a prose, nonetheless could hardly tell why & how they did the improvement, sometimes not even what they ... Read full review

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