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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Joseph M. Williams, Gregory G. Colomb

Published by Longman

Published Date: Apr 26, 2010

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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.

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


Lesson Seven:  Concision

Lesson Eight:  Shape

Lesson Nine:  Elegance


Lesson Ten:  Motivating Coherence

Lesson Eleven:  Global Coherence

PART FIVE:  Ethics

Lesson Twelve:  The Ethics of Style


Appendix I: Punctuation

Appendix II: Using Sources


Suggested Answers


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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$14.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-71752-1