Way to Write

ISBN-10: 0062730487

ISBN-13: 9780062730480

Edition: 50th 1996

Authors: Rudolf Flesch, Abraham H. Lass

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Every phase of writing is addressed in this practical guide. Specific topics include organising information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability, and checking grammar and spelling.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/24/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Abraham H. Lass, 1907 - 2001 Abraham Lass was born on September 16, 1907 in Brooklyn New York to Russian Jewish immigrants. When he entered elementary school in 1913, he only spoke yiddish yet managed to learn a great deal of English from the streets. He attended the Manual Training School in Brooklyn, and at the age of sixteen, he began playing the piano during silent movies at the Eagle Theater in Borough Park. He worked at the theater every weekend for four years, a job which helped him to pay for college. In 1929 he graduated from City College with his bachelor's degree, then from Columbia Teachers in College in 1931 with his master's degree. From 1931 to 1950, Lass taught at many different high schools in the city. He was named principal of New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn in 1950, and five years later attained the same position at at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brighton Beach. He wrote and edited more than two dozen books, among them "The Way to Write" with Rudolph Flesch in 1947; "How to Prepare for College" in 1962 and "The College Student's Handbook" with Eugene Wilson in 1965. Lass also wrote a column in the New York Post for many years, as well as a syndicated column for the Herald Tribune. Lass retired in 1971 after sixteen years as the principal of Abraham Lincoln High. He continued to write and lecture, as well as teach english to inmates on Riker's Island and foreign born doctors. He died in March of 2001 at the age of 93.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition
How to Start
How to Get Ideas
How to Put Your Ideas in Order
How to Write Up Your Ideas
How to Tie Your Ideas Together
How to Talk to a Reader
How to Say It on Paper
How to Save Words
How Not to Puzzle Your Reader
How to Save Your Reader Extra Work
How to Get the Most Out of Words
How to Find the Right Word
How to Make It Fun to Read
How to Give It Punch
How Writers Write
Why Grammar?
Bias-Free Language
Best Foot Forward
The Sentence
The Verb
Verb and Subject
Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Personal Pronouns
The Correct Word
Spelling
Quotation Marks
Plurals and Possessives
Capitalization
Index
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