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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace - 9th edition

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780321479358

ISBN10: 0321479351

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph Williams - ISBN 9780321479358
Edition: 9TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph Williams - ISBN 9780321479358

ISBN13: 9780321479358

ISBN10: 0321479351

Edition: 9TH 07

Summary

Engaging and direct, Style: 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.

Features

  • Clear, accessible prose provides model for good writing in any context.
  • ''Here's the Point'' summaries provide quick and easy reviews of important material.
  • Exercises throughout encourage readers to work and learn with others.
  • Part Five offers timely and unique guidance on the ethics of prose writing, focusing on the need to be clear and straight-forward and not to mislead readers through obscure or opaque writing.
  • A wealth of epigrams provide witty support for the lessons themselves.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. STYLE AS CHOICE.

Lesson One: Understanding Style.
Lesson Two: Correctness.

II. CLARITY.

Lesson Three: Actions.
Lesson Four: Characters.
Lesson Five: Cohesion and Coherence.
Lesson Six: Emphasis.

III. GRACE.

Lesson Seven: Concision.
Lesson Eight: Shape.
Lesson Nine: Elegance.

IV. FORM

Lesson Ten: Motivating Coherence
Lesson Eleven: Global Coherence

V. ETHICS.

Lesson Twelve: The Ethics of Style

Appendix: Punctuation.
Glossary.
Suggested Answers.
Index.