• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Style (Classic Edition)

With Editor's Notes and Study Guide
Author: William Strunk Jr.
Publisher: Spectrum Ink Publishing via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1988236495
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 108
View: 3348
This Classic Edition contains the original version of "The Elements of Style" written by Cornell University English professor William Strunk Jr. Generations of college students and writers have learned the basics of grammar from this short primer over the years. It was rated "one of the 100 most influential books written in English" by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar handbook that all aspiring writers should read. Written one hundred years ago, "The Elements of Style" is a nostalgic link to a momentous time in American history that ushered in the Art Deco era and the Roaring Twenties. Many of the English grammar rules it cites are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the 20th century; but, one by one, these rules are becoming out-of-date This Classic Edition, updated as we head into 2017, is intended as a tribute to Prof. Strunk's enduring book. It follows the original version but includes these enhancements for today's readers: 1. Editorial notes have been inserted to indicate grammar rules now considered obsolete, and to provide brief insights on updated rules for present-day writers. 2. Easily recognizable symbols have been added to the grammar examples throughout the book so that readers can discern correctly written sentences from errors at a glance. 3. A Study Guide has been added at the conclusion of the book. 4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages at the end for convenient note taking. 5. The digital version has been restyled for improved display on all modern e-book readers.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Style

Simplified and Illustrated for Busy People
Author: Virginia Campbell,William Strunk Jr
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781980205197
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 82
View: 9886
"The first grammar book that helped me actually remember all the important rules." --CDR, 5-star review"This is a must-have quick guide for your desk or e-reader." -- LoveBooks123, 5-star review The Elements of Style: America's bestselling grammar book, now simplified and illustrated! The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is widely considered America's most beloved grammar book. Now, in this stylish 100th anniversary edition of the classic The Elements of Style, readers of today will find a fresh, succinct new grammar book--full of everything you need to know about writing and nothing you don't. This new edition of The Elements of Style has been carefully modernized for the way we write and learn today. Outdated rules from Strunk and White have been updated; important advice has been highlighted; and a clean and visually interesting design has breathed new life into this classic grammar book. And with over 100 memory cues and vintage illustrations, visual learners and the forgetful alike will never again fail to remember an important grammar or punctuation rule. The Elements of Style is perfect for: Students: Unlike stuffy, confusing textbooks, The Elements of Style is a modern grammar book that teaches you exactly what to do, so you can boost your grades. Professionals:The Elements of Style is easy-to-reference, so you'll only need this one grammar book to write powerful and persuasive emails that will impress bosses and clients. Writers: This 100th anniversary edition makes the perfect gift for anyone with a fraying copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White who wants a stunning illustrated edition of this classic. Designed so that it can be read cover-to-cover in 1 hour, this striking and simplified new edition of The Elements of Style is the one-stop grammar book you need to improve your writing. Ten percent of proceeds of The Elements of Style will be donated to the Free Minds Book Club, which provides books and creative writing workshops to incarcerated adults.

The Elements of Style

The Classic Writing Style Guide
Author: E. B. White,William Strunk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537669649
Category:
Page: 64
View: 1911
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of 57 "words often misspelled." E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White," which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0804136785
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 332
View: 5569
The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

    • Reference

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060891548
Category: Reference
Page: 336
View: 1353
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018)

With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide
Author: William Strunk Jr.,Richard De A'Morelli
Publisher: SPECTRUM INK
ISBN: 1643990020
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 125
View: 7176
This Classic Edition commemorates the 100-year anniversary of William Strunk's grammar primer, The Elements of Style. Generations of writers have learned the basics of grammar from Strunk’s little book. It was rated “one of the 100 most influential books written in English” by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read. Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 includes the full text of Strunk's original work, plus two new chapters, requested by college professors and students to help clarify points of confusion in modern writing: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing. It also features some other enhancements that make this grammar handbook even more useful: 1. Editor’s notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules now considered obsolete and to provide up-to-date rules for students and writers. 2. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance. 3. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter. 4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for convenient notetaking. 5. The e-book versions have been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices. Elements of Style: Classic Edition is now being used as a textbook in courses at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley and elsewhere, giving students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while adhering to the fundamental rules of English Grammar.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Clear and Simple as the Truth

Writing Classic Prose, Second Edition
Author: Francis-Noël Thomas,Mark Turner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400838547
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
View: 2717
For more than a decade, Clear and Simple as the Truth has guided readers to consider style not as an elegant accessory of effective prose but as its very heart. Francis-Noël Thomas and Mark Turner present writing as an intellectual activity, not a passive application of verbal skills. In classic style, the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader and writer are intellectual equals, and the occasion is informal. This general style of presentation is at home everywhere, from business memos to personal letters and from magazine articles to student essays. Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. The book is divided into four parts. The first, "Principles of Classic Style," defines the style and contrasts it with a number of others. "The Museum" is a guided tour through examples of writing, both exquisite and execrable. "The Studio," new to this edition, presents a series of structured exercises. Finally, "Further Readings in Classic Prose" offers a list of additional examples drawn from a range of times, places, and subjects. A companion website, classicprose.com, offers supplementary examples, exhibits, and commentary, and features a selection of pieces written by students in courses that used Clear and Simple as the Truth as a textbook.

The Elements of Style, First Edition


Author: William Strunk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535375450
Category:
Page: 70
View: 5071
The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. This original and first edition was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918. In The Elements of Style (1918), William Strunk concentrated on specific questions of usage-and the cultivation of good writing-with the recommendation "Make every word tell"; hence, the 17th principle of composition is the simple instruction: "Omit needless words." The book frames this within a triplet credited to an influential lecturer: 1. Omit needless words2. Use active voice3. Use parallel construction on parallel concepts The Elements of Style was listed as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923 by Time in its 2011 list. Upon its release Charles Poor writing for The New York Times called it "a splendid trophy for all who are interested in reading and writing." American poet Dorothy Parker once proclaimed, "If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.

The Elements of Eloquence


Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785781728
Category:
Page: 208
View: 4777
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERTHE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’ In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon. Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquencereveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same. ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric … Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.’ David Marsh, Guardian

    • Computers

The Elements of Computing Systems

Building a Modern Computer from First Principles
Author: Noam Nisan,Shimon Schocken
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262140874
Category: Computers
Page: 325
View: 4253
This title gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Periodic Table


Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0679444637
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 241
View: 7376
One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation

    • Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Author: Samin Nosrat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753830
Category: Cooking
Page: 480
View: 6524
Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Do I Make Myself Clear?

Why Writing Well Matters
Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031643230X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 5914
*New York Times Bestseller * One of NPR's Best Books of 2017 A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time. Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well. The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more--more speed and more information but far less clarity. Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

A Memoir of the Craft
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781439156810
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 7200
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Several Short Sentences about Writing


Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307279413
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 203
View: 1387
A New York Times editorial board member and esteemed writing instructor counsels aspiring writers on how to move past conventional understandings about creativity, writer's block and other literary challenges to develop a greater understanding of how thinking, noticing and learning are integral parts of the writing process. 20,000 first printing.

    • Reference

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307424983
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 8677
"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

    • Art

The Elements of Typographic Style


Author: Robert Bringhurst
Publisher: Hartley & Marks Publishers
ISBN: 9780881792119
Category: Art
Page: 398
View: 4474
Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining the practical, theoretical, and historical, this edition is completely updated, with a thorough revision and updating of the longest chapter, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and many other small but important updates based on things that are continually changing in the field.

    • House & Home

Dictator Style

Lifestyles of the World's Most Colorful Despots
Author: Peter York
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811853149
Category: House & Home
Page: 119
View: 9209
Originally published: Great Britain: Atlantic Books, 2005.