Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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Pearson Longman, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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Engaging and direct, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. Williams' own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences--both in college and after--will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.

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User Review  - TLCrawford - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - marikolee - LibraryThing

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

Contents

PART TWO Clarity
29
PART THREE Grace
107
PART FOUR Ethics
175
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

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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