The Resource Polishing Your Prose: : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work, (ebook)

Polishing Your Prose: : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work, (ebook)

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Polishing Your Prose: : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
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Polishing Your Prose:
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How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
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eng
Summary
This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not result in mechanical writing. Steven M. Cahn & Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such as avoiding jargon, bombast, and redundancy; varying sentence structure; paring the use of adjectives and adverbs; properly deploying phrases and clauses; and refining an argument. Here is a book for all who seek to increase their facility in written communication
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Midwest
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Cahn, Steven M
Dewey number
808.02
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Cahn, Victor L
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  • English language
  • Report writing
  • English language
  • Editing
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adult
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Polishing Your Prose: : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231532013
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861402
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remote
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11861402
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MWT11861402
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Polishing Your Prose: : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231532013
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861402
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861402
System control number
MWT11861402
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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