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Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By John R. Trimble

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011

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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).

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Contents

 

A Word About These “Conversations”

Preface to the Third Edition

Acknowledgments

Fundamentals

 

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

    Semicolons 

    Commas 

    Parentheses 

    Dashes 

    Colons 

    Hyphens 

    Exclamation points 

 

Chapter 14: Quoting 

    Punctuation introducing quotations

    Punctuation at the end of quotations 

    Miscellaneous small points 

    Indented quotations 

    Orphan quotes 

    Dialogue

    Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry 

    References for quotations 

    Punctuating parenthetical references 

    Ellipses 

    Editorial insertions (square brackets)

 

Chapter 15: Abbreviations

 

Chapter 16: Tips on Usage 

 

Chapter 17: Epilogue 

 

Sources 

Index 

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Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$19.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-02881-8