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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

  • Title: The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
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  • ISBN : 9780872205734
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 128 pages


Engagingly written and illustrated with scores of telling examples, this plainspoken how to book for college writers identifies those qualities that most typically distinguish good writing from bad and provides practical measures for avoiding pitfalls

Included are do s and don ts for achieving concision, clarity, and flow, as well as pointers on using punctuation, writing

Engagingly written and illustrated with scores of telling examples, this plainspoken how to book for college writers identifies those qualities that most typically distinguish good writing from bad and provides practical measures for avoiding pitfalls

Included are do s and don ts for achieving concision, clarity, and flow, as well as pointers on using punctuation, writing gracefully, citing sources, and structuring persuasive writing

Championing the plain style with a keen appreciation for the uses to which language can be put including abuses to which it is prone The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing is a guide that never fails to remind readers why good writing matters so much in the first place, in college and beyond.


Author Michael Harvey

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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Reviews (13)

  • This book is written by a respected professor at my school Dr Harvey is quite engaging and inspiring and a majority of the student body and the staff look up to him I believe he teaches in the business department, but he runs writing intensive courses As an English major, however, I don t necessaril [..]

  • An indispensable guide for college writers Good companion with The Elements of Style [..]

  • A good book that introduces some of the fundamental, though not simple at times, elements to good writing I found the depth of material and the examples explained the concepts very well, and will allow me to apply them in my own writing.Rather then a comprehensive study on good writing, the author h [..]

  • This is a great refresher of good writing I appreciated the simplicity of this book and all the ideas some concrete rules, others about the craft and indivituality of writing style The only thing that wasn t great about this book was its examples Most of the examples were taken from actual texts it [..]

  • My favourite book ever Well, one of them Seriously, this little book not only provides a fantastic reference for writing, grammar and citations it s also hilarious The authors chose the perfect writing excerpts to demonstrate their points My favourite is the chapter on using active and passive voice [..]

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