Multcolib Research Picks: Improve your writing skills
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.