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Writing Clearly A Self-Teaching Guide

ISBN-10: 0471179523

ISBN-13: 9780471179528

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dawn B. Sova

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How to express thoughts clearly and correctly-the first time and every time Written by an experienced author with a strong background in writing and writing instruction, this self-teaching guide helps readers communicate more effectively. Using a practical, step-by-step approach and lots of examples, the book focuses on key steps in the writing process. It shows readers how to make the correct writing choices, providing sections on targeting one2s audience, organizing information, writing effective body paragraphs, proofreading for accuracy, avoiding bias, selecting the appropriate voice, and much more. Self-tests and answers following each chapter provide instant feedback, and a detailed writer2s checklist aids in evaluating writing. The book also includes specific chapters on academic, business, and technology writing. Dawn Sova (Montclair, NJ) teaches courses in writing and literature at Montclair State University. She is the author of 13 books, including How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

William Holmes Honan was born in Manhattan, New York on May 11, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Oberlin College in 1952 and a master's degree in drama from the University of Virginia in 1955. Before working at The New York Times, he was an associate editor at Newsweek, an assistant editor at The New Yorker, and the editor of The Villager. He started working for The Times in 1969 and retired in 2000. He was the editor of the Arts and Leisure section of the newspaper from 1974 to 1982. He also wrote several books including Visions of Infamy: The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans That Led to Pearl Harbor and Treasure Hunt: A New York Times Reporter Tracks the Quedlinburg Hoard. He died from cardiac arrest on April 28, 2014 at the age of 83.Dawn B. Sova is the author of Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Agatha Christie A to Z. She also co-author of 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. She teaches English at Monclair State University and lives in Garfield, NJ.

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Targeting Your Audience
Finding and Writing the Topic
Writing a Strong Introduction
Building the Body Paragraphs
Concluding the Writing
Revising for Greater Understanding
Making Your Writing Flow
Polishing Your Prose
Applying Your Skills to Academic Writing
Writing for Business
Writing Checklist
Resources
Index