|Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing||
Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing
This bestselling brief supplementary text is for any course in which students write.
Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips–written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions–and much more. Trimble is readily accessible to first-year college students, yet sophisticated enough to delight a senior English Honors class. Unusually flexible, the book can function equally well as both a self-teaching text (in literature courses, etc.) and a companion text (in composition and journalism courses).
Keeps students focused on one of the most important aspects of effective writing.
Helps students understand why these conventions are effective so they are better able to apply them to their own work.
Helps students develop a critical perspective on writing.
Answers students' recurring questions about punctuation, documentation, and various conventions.
Serves as a handy reference for correcting and editing their work.
Considers the aesthetic value of writing-rules and the resources of various grammatical and punctuation marks.
Shows how these seemingly dry concepts are actually tools writers use to maximize creativity.
Analyzes the art of revising and proofreading.
Helps students see writing as a work in progress.
Facilitates using the book for review and quick reference.
Offers a plethora of techniques from which students can pick and choose.
Shows students how even professional writers follow the same process.
Appeals to different learning styles to maximize understanding.
Helps engage students in learning to write.
Provides examples students can relate to and aspire to.
Instructors can introduce students to the many places where Trimble artfully illustrates his own points. Ex.___
An new chapter, Critical Analysis: Jousting with Mencken, includes an essay by Mencken and student critical analyses of it, along with Trimble's discussion to provide an illustrative unit on this essential academic writing skill.
A new chapter, Dramatizing Your Prose, provides examples and discussion of how to inject the principles of good story-telling into expository prose to keep an audience engaged.
Fresh examples and updated help on taboos, punctuation, usage manuals, and other topics
A Word About These “Conversations”
Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1: Thinking Well
Chapter 2: Getting Launched
Chapter 3: Openers
Chapter 4: Middles
Chapter 5: Closers
Chapter 6: Diction
Chapter 7: Readability
Chapter 8: Superstitions
Chapter 9: Critical Analysis: Jousting with Mencken
Chapter 10: Dramatizing Your Ideas
Chapter 11: Revising
Chapter 12: Proofreading
Odds and Ends
Chapter 13: Punctuation
Chapter 14: Quoting
Punctuation introducing quotations
Punctuation at the end of quotations
Miscellaneous small points
Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry
References for quotations
Punctuating parenthetical references
Editorial insertions (square brackets)
Chapter 15: Abbreviations
Chapter 16: Tips on Usage
Chapter 17: Epilogue