Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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Longman, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 309 pages
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Style presents principles of writing to help writers diagnose their prose quickly and revise it effectively. Williams advice to use writing not only as a tool to identify and solve problems but also as a method to explore their own thinking increases writers' confidence and abilities.

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User Review  - Liladillerauthor - LibraryThing

Very specific and practical advice to use to self-edit. The only thing I disagreed with is at the very end when he said that a few "rules" are just up to the writer: if you want to use a comma, use ... 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

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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