Polishing Your Prose
How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished WorkeBook - 2013
This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not result in mechanical writing. Steven M. Cahn & Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such a.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (137 pages)