- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: ALPHA; 1st edition (January 12, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0028636945
- ISBN-13: 978-0028636948
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #979,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
If you have trouble putting your thoughts down on paper, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well has everything you need to know to make writing of any kind as easy as thinking or speaking. This guide gives expert advice on making your writing as clear and persuasive as possible, whether it's a thank-you note, a school paper, or an executive briefing. It provides easy-to-follow guidelines on structure, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and style. You will find terrific tips on minimizing the time and energy taken up by tasks like research, note-taking, and proofreading.
About the Author
Dr. Laurie E. Rozakis has published dozens of books, including Shaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Research Papers, Study Skills for the Utterly Confused, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grammar and Style. She is a full professor of English and humanities at State University of New York at Farmingdale, and has taught English and research skills for more than 15 years.
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Needs severe editing...even the Table of Contents is wrong
Almost 11 years...needs updating. Not even Google is mentioned as a Search Engine
Eliminate all the salient political correctness in this book.
Eliminate all the comments referencing gender correctness.
Eliminate all the bias of Academia that reeks in this book.
Eliminate filler material like zip codes, state abbreviations, etc.
Almost exclusive focus on students, e.g., sample essays & test taking skills.
Seriously for the price of this book your money can purchase better instruction. Just search on writing, copywriting, freelance writing, etc.