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Write to the point : a master class on the fundamentals of writing for any purpose / Sam Leith.

Leith, Sam, (author.).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola REF 808.042 LEI (Text) 33118000179982 Reference Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 808.042 LEITH (Text) 39206021493406 New Materials Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 808.042 LEITH (Text) 33946003374969 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/26/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781615194629
  • ISBN: 1615194622
  • Physical Description: 263 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the UK by Profile Books Ltd. in 2017. First published in North America by The Experiment, LLC, in 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Surviving the language wars -- The big picture -- Nuts and bolts -- Punctuation and symbols -- Sentence surgery : the writer as editor -- Bells and whistles : bringing things to life -- Perils and pitfalls -- Out into the world -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
Good writers follow the rules. Great writers know the rules -- and follow their instincts! Finding the right words, in the right order, matters -- whether you're a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email ... even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong and you just might get an F, miss the interview, lose a client, or spoil your chance at a second date. Do it right, and the world is yours. In Write to the Point, accomplished author and literary critic Sam Leith kicks the age-old lists of dos and don'ts to the curb. Yes, he covers the nuts and bolts we need to be in complete command of the language: grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and other subjects half-remembered from grade school. But more importantly, he charts a commonsense course between the "Armies of Correctness" and the "Descriptivist Irregulars." For Leith, knowing not just the rules but also how and when to ignore them -- developing an ear for what works best in context -- is everything. In this master class, Leith teaches us a skill of paramount importance in this smartphone age, when we all carry a keyboard in our pockets: to write clearly and persuasively for any purpose -- to write to the point. - Publisher.
"In Write to the Point, accomplished author and literary critic Sam Leith kicks the age-old lists of dos and don'ts to the curb. Yes, he covers the nuts and bolts we need to be in complete command of the language: grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and other subjects half-remembered from grade school. But more importantly, he charts a commonsense course between the "Armies of Correctness" and the "Descriptivist Irregulars." For Leith, knowing not just the rules but also how and when to ignore them--developing an ear for what works best in context--is everything. In this master class, Leith teaches us a skill of paramount importance in this smartphone age, when we all carry a keyboard in our pockets: to write clearly and persuasively for any purpose--to write to the point."--Amazon.com summary.
Subject: English language > Rhetoric > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Rhetoric > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language > Style > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language > Errors of usage > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Composition (Language arts)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES > Grammar.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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