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The Resource Cut it out : ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences, Laura Swart ; with original artwork by Martin Wriglesworth

Cut it out : ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences, Laura Swart ; with original artwork by Martin Wriglesworth

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Cut it out : ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences
Title
Cut it out
Title remainder
ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences
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Laura Swart ; with original artwork by Martin Wriglesworth
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eng
Summary
"Most writers are not interested in becoming technicians of English grammar; they simply want to improve their skills or get a higher grade on their next research paper. The pedagogic digressions that they find in writing handbooks and websites bore them-intimidate them-when all they really want is maximum results with the least amount of pain. Certainly, great writing doesn't just appear on the page: it requires effort. Lots of it. But that effort should be expended on skill development-not on wading through tangential issues or trying to determine what, exactly, a book or website is saying. In Cut It Out, readers will discover how to write powerful, engaging sentences by cutting out excesses, looking for telltale signs of weak writing, and using their intuition-listening to their sentences. In a colloquial, sometimes edgy tone, author Laura Swart delineates the ten most common sentence errors, giving examples of weak writing and leading readers through an effective editing process."--
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Swart, Laura
Dewey number
808/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wriglesworth, Martin
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  • English language
  • English language
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Cut it out : ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences, Laura Swart ; with original artwork by Martin Wriglesworth
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Niagara Daredevils: uncontrolled sentences
  • Arctic Inukshuks: fragments
  • Manitoba Resurrection: strings of little words
  • Okanagan Icewine: weak verbs
  • New Brunswick Fiddleheads: passive voice
  • Halifax Gateway: progressive tense
  • Yukon Lights: repetition
  • Canmore Sisters: colloquial language
  • Prairie Sky: overloaded sentences
  • Montreal Bagels: choppy little sentences
Control code
on1022205899
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9781550597585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0022202193
  • (OCoLC)1022205899
Label
Cut it out : ten simple steps for tight writing and better sentences, Laura Swart ; with original artwork by Martin Wriglesworth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Niagara Daredevils: uncontrolled sentences
  • Arctic Inukshuks: fragments
  • Manitoba Resurrection: strings of little words
  • Okanagan Icewine: weak verbs
  • New Brunswick Fiddleheads: passive voice
  • Halifax Gateway: progressive tense
  • Yukon Lights: repetition
  • Canmore Sisters: colloquial language
  • Prairie Sky: overloaded sentences
  • Montreal Bagels: choppy little sentences
Control code
on1022205899
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9781550597585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0022202193
  • (OCoLC)1022205899

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