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Self-teaching, common-sense guide to grammar, spelling, punctuation,logic, citations
Drawing on their combined 40 years of teaching experience, the authors have created a witty and erudite reference invaluable for high school and university students as well as for any adult who wants to write persuasively, accurately, and elegantly. The Stylebook--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s 464 pages of clear explanations and plentiful examples range broadly over all areas of experience: literature, history, science, sports, art, films. Its amusing references to current politics and pop culture make it a good read as well as an excellent guide to standard English. It not only points out errors, but also teaches how to eliminate them in easy-to-follow steps. The Writing and Revision Stylebook is the only handbook on the market that provides 1000 exercises, with answers to every exercise, and with explanations of why these are valid answers. The Index is the specific and extensive.
* Correction Key names and numbers specific errors for quick and easy reference to explanations
and exercises, and cuts correction time in half.
* FAQs at the beginning of each section anticipate and answer student questions in classroom-tested
* Current and humorous examples amuse while instructing, and present many points of view.
* Exercises of 10--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"40 examples, all with explained answers , follow each section.
* Unique topics include Heavy language, Incomplete and self-evident thoughts, Assertions and
illustrations, Forms of repetition, Gilding the lily, Internal contradictions to name but a few.
* An entire chapter is devoted to logical reasoning in arguments structured around 29 types of rhetorical fallacies.
* Another chapter teaches when and how to use quotations in writing.
* MLA documentation styles present models for every reference source, including up-to-the-minute
electronic styles for Internet media.
Adopted by The University of Mississippi Writing Program
"The Stylebook is the main reason I got a 760 on my SAT II exam." Amanda Kaletsky, University of Delaware
"The Stylebook is an excellent reference book for writers and editors. We have begun using it ourselves, as opposed to some better-known resources. This manual was written by a college professor of English and a high school English teacher with over thirty-five years of experience. It addresses the most common problems seen in typical high school and college student writing assignments. The book starts off explaining proofing marks and gives examples of how they should be used. There are examples and revision exercises for every English concept presented. This is more than a reference manual; it is a teaching text as well, which makes it valuable for students and professionals alike. We rate this resource five hearts."
"The Stylebook strikes a very practical balance between teacher instruction and student self-help. The explanations are clear and accessible, and the exercises eliminate the need for constant reinforcement by teachers."
Harold Freedman, Chair, English Department, Amity High School, Woodbridge, CT
"My term papers improved immediately. The Stylebook strengthened my logical arguments and enabled me to write with confidence and flair." Steve Press, George Washington University
"Finally errors are easy to find and to correct. Its clear presentation organization, and humor make The Stylebook more of a personal mentor than a paperback guide." Sid Govindan, Yale University
"As a founding member of the Writing Board that supervises the compulsory --†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¹--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Writing Across the Curriculum--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ program at SUNY [New Paltz], I appreciate the need for this user-friendly reference in all disciplines." Associate Professor Barbara Ann Scott
"An educational rarity [--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢'‚'‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦] a good read! Here is something of value for writers of every stripe: high school, university, and beyond." Professor Dorothea Braginsky, Fairfield University
Dewey Decimal: 808
Book Publisher: Cooper Hill Pr
Paper Weight (lb): 50 l