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The New Oxford Guide to Writing

by Thomas S. Kane and Thomas S. Tane

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    $34.84
PUBLISHED: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780195090598
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Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, 'The New Oxford Guide to Writing' is an essential addition to you reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.
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  • Paperback
    $34.84
PUBLISHED: 31st March 1994
ISBN: 9780195090598
ANNOTATION:
Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, 'The New Oxford Guide to Writing' is an essential addition to you reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.

Annotation

Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, 'The New Oxford Guide to Writing' is an essential addition to you reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.

Publisher Description

Many books on writing tell you how to think more creatively, how to conjure up an idea from scratch. Many, once you have an idea, show you how to express it clearly and elegantly. And many handbooks offer reliable advice on the use of commas, semicolons, and so forth. But The New Oxford Guide to Writing does all three, so that no matter where you find yourself in the writing process—from the daunting look of a blank page, to the rough draft that needs shaping, to the small but important questions of punctuation—you will find what you need in one handy volume. Highlighted by numerous examples of successful prose—including marvelous, brief excerpts from Mark Twain, Joan Didion, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard—this stimulating volume covers the entire subject step-by-step, clearly and authoritatively. It shows:

  • How to use commonplace books and journals to store ideas, how to brainstorm, how to explore a potential topic systematically
  • How to use a statement of purpose or an outline to give preliminary shape to your material, how to use drafts and revisions (and more revisions) to refine your ideas
  • How to open an essay clearly and interestingly, how to lead the reader subtly, how to use qualifications to express complexity without sacrificing impact
  • How to organize ideas into a coherent paragraph, how to vary sentence structure and length for variety and emphasis
  • How to select words that convey both information and point of view
  • And much, much more In addition, it contains a useful appendix on punctuation, ranging from commas and periods to underlining and capitalization. Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, The New Oxford Guide to Writing is an essential addition to your reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.

Author Biography

Thomas Kane was formerly Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Waterbury, where he taught writing for over twenty-five years. He co-edited The Short Story and the Reader and Writing Prose, Sixth Edition, both with Leonard J. Peters, and wrote The Oxford Guide to Writing.

Review

"Guides to writing--some in print, others in software--continue to proliferate; the best-written this year is "The New Oxford Guide to Writing."--William Safire, New York Times Sunday Magazine

Long Description

Many books on writing tell you how to think more creatively, how to conjure up an idea from scratch. Many, once you have an idea, show you how to express it clearly and elegantly. And many handbooks offer reliable advice on the use of commas, semicolons, and so forth. But The New Oxford Guide to Writing does all three, so that no matter where you find yourself in the writing process--from the daunting look of a blank page, to the rough draft that needs shaping, to the small but important questions of punctuation--you will find what you need in one handy volume.Highlighted by numerous examples of successful prose--including marvelous, brief excerpts from Mark Twain, Joan Didion, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard--this stimulating volume covers the entire subject step-by-step, clearly and authoritatively. It shows:

  • How to use commonplace books and journals to store ideas, how to brainstorm, how to explore a potential topic systematically How to use a statement of purpose or an outline togive preliminary shape to your material, how to use drafts and revisions (and more revisions) to refine your ideas How to open an essay clearly and interestingly, howto lead the reader subtly, how to use qualifications to express complexity without sacrificing impact How to organize ideas into a coherent paragraph, howto vary sentence structure and length for variety andemphasis How to select words that convey both information and point of view * And much, much more In addition, it contains a useful appendix on punctuation, ranging from commas and periods to underlining and capitalization. Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, The New Oxford Guide to Writing is an essential addition to your reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.  

Review Text

"Guides to writing--some in print, others in software--continue to proliferate; the best-written this year is "The New Oxford Guide to Writing."--William Safire, New York Times Sunday Magazine

Review Quote

"Guides to writing--some in print, others in software--continue to proliferate; the best-written this year is "The New Oxford Guide to Writing."--William Safire, New York Times Sunday Magazine

Feature

Selling point: An essential addition to your reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force Selling point: Highlighted by numerous examples of successful prose--including marvelous, brief excerpts from Mark Twain, Joan Didion, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard Selling point: Shows how to use commonplace books and journals to store ideas, how to brainstorm, how to explore a potential topic systematically Selling point: Instructs readers to use a statement of purpose or an outline to give preliminary shape to your material, to use drafts and revisions (and more revisions) to refine your ideas Selling point: Explains how to open an essay clearly and interestingly, how to organize ideas into a coherent paragraph, how to select words that convey both information and point of view Selling point: Contains a useful appendix on punctuation, ranging from commas and periods to underlining and capitalization

Product Details

Author
Thomas S. Kane, Thomas S. Tane
Pages
336
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Language
English
ISBN-10
0195090594
ISBN-13
9780195090598
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1994
Publication Date
1994-03-31
Illustrations
line illustrations
Audience
College/Higher Education
Short Title
NEW OXFORD GT WRITING REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
Country of Publication
United States

Product Reviews

02 Oct, 2018
This is a valuable piece of knowledge. Every new writer should read it!
By Alexandria