Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace

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Pearson Longman, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 154 pages
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Covers the elemental principles of writing that empower you to write as a way to explore your thinking. This book presents a problem-solution structure to show you what most guides only tell you. The principles are offered not as hard-and-fast rules, but as commonsense approaches to help you diagnose your own prose quickly and revise it effectively. Williams' book engages you in a conversation on writing and teaches you techniques that can help you write clearly--with grace and style.--from publisher's description.

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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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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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