Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 April 1994

336 Pages | 8 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195090598

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The New Oxford Guide to Writing

Thomas S. Kane

  • An essential addition to your reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force
  • 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
  • Shows how to use commonplace books and journals to store ideas, how to brainstorm, how to explore a potential topic systematically
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contains a useful appendix on punctuation, ranging from commas and periods to underlining and capitalization

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