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The Resource Polishing Your Prose : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work

Polishing Your Prose : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work

Label
Polishing Your Prose : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
Title
Polishing Your Prose
Title remainder
How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Cahn, Steven M
Dewey number
808.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.C24 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cahn, Victor L
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  • English language
  • Report writing
  • English language
  • Editing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • EDUCATION
  • Editing
  • English language
  • English language
  • Report writing
Label
Polishing Your Prose : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Strategies; 1. Use Concrete Subjects and Verbs; 2. Avoid Too Many Adverbs and Adjectives; 3. Avoid Jargon and Bombast; 4. Avoid Redundancy; 5. Use Transitions to Link Sentences and Ideas; 6. Vary Sentence Structure; 7. Use Parallel Structures for Coordinate Elements; 8. Place Modifiers Properly; 9. Place the Most Dramatic Material at the End of Sentences; 10. Make Sure that Every Pronoun Has a Clear Antecedent; Part II. Passages; A. The First Paragraph; B. The Second Paragraph
  • C. The Third ParagraphConclusion; Epilogue; Turning Point: Steven M. Cahn; The Universe and Dr. Cahn: Victor L. Cahn; About the Authors
Control code
830169901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231532013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2gdx5d
  • 8e7f1a58-9170-4760-9313-e206c7ad300e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830169901
Label
Polishing Your Prose : How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Strategies; 1. Use Concrete Subjects and Verbs; 2. Avoid Too Many Adverbs and Adjectives; 3. Avoid Jargon and Bombast; 4. Avoid Redundancy; 5. Use Transitions to Link Sentences and Ideas; 6. Vary Sentence Structure; 7. Use Parallel Structures for Coordinate Elements; 8. Place Modifiers Properly; 9. Place the Most Dramatic Material at the End of Sentences; 10. Make Sure that Every Pronoun Has a Clear Antecedent; Part II. Passages; A. The First Paragraph; B. The Second Paragraph
  • C. The Third ParagraphConclusion; Epilogue; Turning Point: Steven M. Cahn; The Universe and Dr. Cahn: Victor L. Cahn; About the Authors
Control code
830169901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231532013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2gdx5d
  • 8e7f1a58-9170-4760-9313-e206c7ad300e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830169901

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