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The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing
  • Authored by: Martin H. Manser
  • From the Series: Good Writing
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816055262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5526-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 372.62
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 416


Mastering the art of writing is one of the most important, yet most challenging tasks for many people. Without proper writing skills, completing the easiest assignment can quickly become an insurmountable problem. From English to business to economics, writing is an essential skill for nearly every subject and career.

Offering clear, straightforward guidance, The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing outlines the basics of writing for anyone looking to improve writing skills or knowledge of the English language.

Coverage includes:

  • Preparing to write: thinking, researching, and planning
  • Writing your document: finding a voice and composing paragraphs
  • Revising your document: editing, proofreading, and checking for consistency
  • Grammar: parts of speech, phrases, and sentences
  • Words in use: vocabulary, spelling, sensitive terms, and slang
  • Words often confused: misspelled or misused words
  • Punctuation: capital letters, commas, periods, and more
  • Reference resources: dictionaries, thesauruses, and other sources.
From grammar and its correct usage to the process of drafting and editing a variety of written communications, this guide is an essential tool for anyone who uses the English language.


Index. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

Martin H. Manser is a reference book writer and editor based in England. He is the author of The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions, The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases, and The Facts On File Dictionary of Proverbs. His other books include the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes, Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible, and Learner's Dictionary of English Idiom.

Reviews and Awards

"The style of writing in this book is itself a model of clarity and the information is presented in a pleasant, non-pedantic manner...excellent starting point for anyone who aims to communicate well in written English."
American Reference Books Annual

“...will be [a] useful addition to the high school library...[a] useful acquisition for high school, college, and public library collections...”

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