Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329199634

Category: Education

Page: 56

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This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in a brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook.
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The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018)

With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide

Author: William Strunk Jr.,Richard De A'Morelli

Publisher: SPECTRUM INK

ISBN: 1643990020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

View: 9602

This Classic Edition commemorates the 100-year anniversary of William Strunk's grammar primer, The Elements of Style. Generations of writers have learned the basics of grammar from Strunk’s little book. It was rated “one of the 100 most influential books written in English” by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read. Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 includes the full text of Strunk's original work, plus two new chapters, requested by college professors and students to help clarify points of confusion in modern writing: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing. It also features some other enhancements that make this grammar handbook even more useful: 1. Editor’s notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules now considered obsolete and to provide up-to-date rules for students and writers. 2. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance. 3. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter. 4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for convenient notetaking. 5. The e-book versions have been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices. Elements of Style: Classic Edition is now being used as a textbook in courses at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley and elsewhere, giving students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while adhering to the fundamental rules of English Grammar.
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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143127799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 9377

"Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--and why should we care? In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times-bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
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The Elements of Style

Simplified and Illustrated for Busy People

Author: Virginia Campbell,William Strunk Jr

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980205197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 82

View: 7504

"The first grammar book that helped me actually remember all the important rules." --CDR, 5-star review"This is a must-have quick guide for your desk or e-reader." -- LoveBooks123, 5-star review The Elements of Style: America's bestselling grammar book, now simplified and illustrated! The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is widely considered America's most beloved grammar book. Now, in this stylish 100th anniversary edition of the classic The Elements of Style, readers of today will find a fresh, succinct new grammar book--full of everything you need to know about writing and nothing you don't. This new edition of The Elements of Style has been carefully modernized for the way we write and learn today. Outdated rules from Strunk and White have been updated; important advice has been highlighted; and a clean and visually interesting design has breathed new life into this classic grammar book. And with over 100 memory cues and vintage illustrations, visual learners and the forgetful alike will never again fail to remember an important grammar or punctuation rule. The Elements of Style is perfect for: Students: Unlike stuffy, confusing textbooks, The Elements of Style is a modern grammar book that teaches you exactly what to do, so you can boost your grades. Professionals:The Elements of Style is easy-to-reference, so you'll only need this one grammar book to write powerful and persuasive emails that will impress bosses and clients. Writers: This 100th anniversary edition makes the perfect gift for anyone with a fraying copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White who wants a stunning illustrated edition of this classic. Designed so that it can be read cover-to-cover in 1 hour, this striking and simplified new edition of The Elements of Style is the one-stop grammar book you need to improve your writing. Ten percent of proceeds of The Elements of Style will be donated to the Free Minds Book Club, which provides books and creative writing workshops to incarcerated adults.
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The Elements of Style

The Classic Writing Style Guide

Author: E. B. White,William Strunk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537669649

Category:

Page: 64

View: 9684

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of 57 "words often misspelled." E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White," which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.
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Clear and Simple as the Truth

Writing Classic Prose

Author: Francis-Noël Thomas,Mark Turner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400887356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 6255

Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichirō Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060891548

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 3089

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
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The Elements of Style

The Classic American English Writing Style Guide

Author: William Strunk,E. B. White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727074222

Category:

Page: 56

View: 572

The Elements of Style ("Strunk & White") is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook.
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The Manual of Scientific Style

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers

Author: Harold Rabinowitz,Suzanne Vogel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080557960

Category: Medical

Page: 984

View: 8598

Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular
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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need

A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment

Author: Susan Thurman,Larry Shea

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440519269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 4092

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.
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The Elements of Legal Style

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 3207

Offers advice on a variety of expository writing concerns, including grammar, clarity, and persuasive rhetoric
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The Elements of Style, First Edition

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535375450

Category:

Page: 70

View: 7695

The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. This original and first edition was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918. In The Elements of Style (1918), William Strunk concentrated on specific questions of usage-and the cultivation of good writing-with the recommendation "Make every word tell"; hence, the 17th principle of composition is the simple instruction: "Omit needless words." The book frames this within a triplet credited to an influential lecturer: 1. Omit needless words2. Use active voice3. Use parallel construction on parallel concepts The Elements of Style was listed as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923 by Time in its 2011 list. Upon its release Charles Poor writing for The New York Times called it "a splendid trophy for all who are interested in reading and writing." American poet Dorothy Parker once proclaimed, "If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.
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Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307424983

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 7018

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7015

DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div
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The Elements of Typographic Style

Author: Robert Bringhurst

Publisher: Hartley & Marks Publishers

ISBN: 9780881792126

Category: Art

Page: 398

View: 6727

Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.
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The Elements of Style Workbook

Author: William Strunk, Jr.,Elements of Style Workbook

Publisher: Tip Top Education

ISBN: 9781940282947

Category:

Page: N.A

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This workbook is an essential grammar and writing resource like no other. Whether you are beginning your journey to quality writing or would like to refine your command of voice and style, you will find this updated version of a tried-and-true resource a vital aid and guide to both grammar and writing.
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Style

Author: Frank Laurence Lucas

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 655

"Style" is considered one of the greatest guides to writing well. Legendary among writers and critics, but lost for almost 40 years, "Style" is now back in a beautiful new edition, and remains as entertaining and informative as ever.
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The Elements of F*cking Style

A Helpful Parody

Author: Chris Baker,Jacob Hansen

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429940214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 8562

The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks--it's enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color. This book addresses everything from common questions ("What the hell is a pronoun?") to philosophical conundrums ("Does not using paragraphs or periods make my thesis read like it was written by a mental patient?"). Other valuable sections include: •All I've got in this world are my sentences and my balls, and I don't break 'em for nobody •A colon is more than an organ that gets cancer •Words your bound to f*ck up One glance at your friend's blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much f*cking fun.
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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384984X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 1150

This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.
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Style Guide

Author: The Economist

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610399862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3563

This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters and contains an exhaustive range of reference material--covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance. Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Times: Take care. Three times more than X is four times as much as X. Full stops: Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.
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