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The Facts On File Guide to Style
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  • Authored by: Martin H. Manser
  • From the Series: Good Writing
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  • ISBN-10: 1438110413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1041-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 808
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 336

Summary

From school papers and emails to business reports and legal briefs, people write for personal and professional reasons on a daily basis. Finding a style and voice early on helps people become clear and concise writers, simplifying tasks of all kinds.

The perfect companion to The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing, this useful book helps readers refine and improve their writing style.

Chapters include:

  • The Qualities of Style: understanding what constitutes clarity, elegance, and vigor
  • Constructing Sentences: choosing words to form clear, logical, and rhythmic sentences
  • Constructing Paragraphs: assembling sentences into coherent paragraphs
  • Choosing a Style: adapting writing to suit circumstance, audience, purpose, and other considerations
  • Keeping to Style: choosing fonts and the overall presentation of documents and deciding how and when to incorporate numbers, quotes, graphics, and illustrations.

Perfect for readers and writers of all ages, The Facts On File Guide to Style is an essential guide to the basics of style.

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Reviews and Awards

"Contain[s] a wealth of illustrative examples...[a] practical guide..."
Reference & Research Book News

"...clear, concise...well written and the examples of different types of documents fit most of the needs of the intended audience...will be useful for any library supporting general writers."
American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended..."
Christian Library Journal

"...the serious budding author will find quality instruction...a solid choice for school libraries and public libraries supporting writing programs."
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