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Multcolib Research Picks: Improve your writing skills

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style By Strunk, William (Book - 1999 ) 808.042 S927e 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is the classic writing manual. It's brief, clear, and authoritative.

How to Write Anything
How to Write Anything A Complete Guide By Brown, Laura (Book - 2014 ) 808.042 B8788h 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Entries and models about how to write anything for home, school, or work. Announcements, obituaries, business letters, text messages, internship letters, status updates... this book has it all, and a really detailed index too.

The Pen Commandments
The Pen Commandments A Guide for the Beginning Writer By Frank, Steven (Book - 2003 ) 808.042 F8288p 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:This entertaining and unintimidating guide, written by a high school teacher, covers some basic rules for writing well: Thou Shalt Honor Thy Reader, Thou Shalt Not Waste Words, and Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences.

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students By Fogarty, Mignon (Book - 2011 ) 428.2 F6552gg 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with warmth, wit, and accessibility.

Mastering the Craft of Writing
Mastering the Craft of Writing How to Write With Clarity, Emphasis, & Style By Wilbers, Stephen (Book - 2014 ) 808.042 W664m 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Features 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference.

How to Write A Sentence
How to Write A Sentence And How to Read One By Fish, Stanley Eugene (Book - 2011 ) 808.042 F5326h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:"In 10 short chapters, Fish takes readers through a cogent analysis of how to craft a sentence. He talks about form, content, and style, always taking care to illustrate his points with an ample selection of judicously chosen quotations from virtuoso writers" - from a Booklist review

Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes A Day
Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes A Day (Book - 2012 ) 808.042 W9568s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:For students new to the rules of writing, or those who need a quick refresher, this book provides 20 lessons that promote an in-depth understanding of writing in a short amount of time.

Writing With Style
Writing With Style Conversations on the Art of Writing By Trimble, John R. (Book - 2011 ) 808.042 T831w 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A storehouse of practical writing tips for anyone, written in a lively, conversational style.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 1, Prewriting (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE1 Available in some locations

Annotation:This user-friendly series of 10 DVDs makes it easier than ever to develop basic writing skills: it helps middle school students through adults.

Annotation:Purdue's OWL is a great online resource for information about writing. It contains sections on general writing (grammar, punctuation, etc.), research and citation, job search writing, and other topics.

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Everyone can work on sprucing up their writing skills! This list contains resources for beginning and intermediate writers. Includes basic writing, grammar, rhetoric, and style. -Phoebe W.


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