This bestselling brief supplementary text is for any course in which students write.
Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips–written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions–and much more. Trimble is readily accessible to first-year college students, yet sophisticated enough to delight a senior English Honors class. Unusually flexible, the book can function equally well as both a self-teaching text (in literature courses, etc.) and a companion text (in composition and journalism courses).
Table of Contents
A Word About These “Conversations”
Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1: Thinking Well
Chapter 2: Getting Launched
Chapter 3: Openers
Chapter 4: Middles
Chapter 5: Closers
Chapter 6: Diction
Chapter 7: Readability
Chapter 8: Superstitions
Chapter 9: Critical Analysis: Jousting with Mencken
Chapter 10: Dramatizing Your Ideas
Chapter 11: Revising
Chapter 12: Proofreading
Odds and Ends
Chapter 13: Punctuation
Chapter 14: Quoting
Punctuation introducing quotations
Punctuation at the end of quotations
Miscellaneous small points
Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry
References for quotations
Punctuating parenthetical references
Editorial insertions (square brackets)
Chapter 15: Abbreviations
Chapter 16: Tips on Usage
Chapter 17: Epilogue
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$19.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-02881-8