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When Words Collide : A Media Writer's Guide to Grammar and Style - 6th edition

by Lauren Kessler and Duncan McDonald

When Words Collide : A Media Writer`s Guide to Grammar and Style (ISBN10: 053456206X; ISBN13: 9780534562069)
ISBN13: 978-0534562069
ISBN10: 053456206X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0534562113
ISBN10: 0534562116

Summary: WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is the most versatile grammar and usage handbook for beginning and continuing media writers. As a main text, the book is praised by students and professors for its straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone. As a handbook, the text serves as a reference tool for students throughout their writing careers. It provides concise and clear explanations and examples, or a quick and accurate answer to more a grammar or usage question. The unique 'from writer to writer' perspective engages students and guides them firsthand through the writing process.

New to the Edition:

  • New "Quickstart" chapter "The 10 Secrets to Good Writing" gets students engaged with the writing process right from the beginning and provides great tips and tactics for successful writing.
  • Former chapter 1, new chapter 2 will provides a strong focus on connecting clear writing to good grammar.
  • New, separate chapter on the verb and appropriate uses give this important subject matter ample coverage.
  • Website with exercises and activities take the text and exercises workbook to a new level by providing numerous tutorial opportunities. The website offers additional exercises that students can complete, print out, and/or e-mail to their professor.
  • Spelling chapter refocused on language and literacy, seeing vs. hearing and the dangers of software spellchecks to better inform the learning writer.
  • New coverage on ethnic stereotyping in Chapter 12 (formerly chapter 11) Sense and Sensitivity.
  • Numerous new examples keep the text current and engaging.
  • Expanded coverage throughout on online writing (problems and successes).

  • Versatile as both an easy-to-use reference handbook and a grammar/usage textbook.
  • Clear, concise explanations of all important grammar issues.
  • Timeless and appropriate examples compare correct with incorrect uses.
  • Chapter 11, Sense and Sensitivity, covers the "-isms" in writing: sexism, racism, ageism, etc. and encourages the student to be aware and sensitive to race, class and gender issues in media writing.
  • Clear, Concise explanation of all-important grammar issues in a lighthearted, conversational tone.
  • Fresh examples from a variety of media in every chapter that help the student quickly apply grammar and style rules to their own writing.
  • A complete "Topical Guide to Grammar and Word Use." less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 04
Cover: Other Format
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 03/21/2003
International: No

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