Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Pearson New International Edition (11e) : 9781292039794

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Pearson New International Edition (11e)

 
Edition
 
11
ISBN
 
9781292039794
ISBN 10
 
1292039795
Published
 
01/11/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
272
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$36.99
 
 
Title type
 
$25.99
 
 
Description

Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well.

Williams' and Bizup's 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.

Table of contents
PART ONE: Style as Choice

Lesson One: Understanding Style

Lesson Two: Correctness

PART TWO: Clarity

Lesson Three: Actions

Lesson Four: Characters

Lesson Five: Cohesion and Coherence

Lesson Six: Emphasis

PART THREE: Grace

Lesson Seven: Concision

Lesson Eight: Shape

Lesson Nine: Elegance

PART FOUR: Form

Lesson Ten: Motivating Coherence

Lesson Eleven: Global Coherence

PART FIVE: Ethics

Lesson Twelve: The Ethics of Style

Glossary

Suggested Answers
Features & benefits
  • Clear, accessible prose provides model for good writing in any context.
  • Quick Tips throughout provide brief summaries of important information.
  • An ethical analysis, using the Declaration of Independence as its focus, demonstrates how good writers manipulate language and, as a result, our responses to their writing.
  • A list of “common errors” in Lesson 2 offers an easy quick reference.
  • “Here’s the Point” summaries provide quick and easy reviews of important material.
  • Exercises throughout encourage readers to work and learn with others.
  • A wealth of epigrams provide witty support for the lessons themselves.