Multcolib Research Picks: Improve Your Writing Skills
Annotation:A high school teacher shares his rules for writing in a friendly, unintimidating tone - with examples that may be moving or hilarious, and with clever illustrations!
Annotation:This book describes fifty tools for writing, ranging from basic to advanced. These strategies could be applied to journalism, academic, or creative writing.
Annotation:Entertaining, thorough, and logical guide to grammar. This is a great resource for students - fun to read, and full of pop quizzes and visual elements.
Annotation:An entire book focused on sentences! This book talks about the logic inherent in sentences, talks about different approaches to the sentence, and explains some of his favorite examples from literature.
Annotation:This user-friendly DVD series is for middle school through adult writers. Watch them in order, or choose one that best fits the writing skill you're working on improving. This first volume focuses on techniques for figuring out how to begin a writing project.
Annotation:What do you do when faced with a blank page? This volume helps you reduce anxiety and get into "writing gear."
Annotation:Learn how to write powerful paragraphs using topic sentences, supporting information, and conclusions to keep readers' interest and convey information clearly.
Annotation:It can be tricky to connect related concepts and transition between ideas in writing! This volume helps you learn these useful skills.
Annotation:This volume of the series looks at poems and short stories for examples of compelling, imaginative writing, and describes how to add elements of creativity to your own writing.
Annotation:Tips and tricks for expanding your vocabulary, including context clues, prefixes, roots and suffixes, and tips for pronouncing and memorizing words new to you.
Annotation:This last volume in the series covers some of the most common errors - punctuation and grammar mistakes, misused words - that distract your reader.
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Whether you’re just beginning to work on expressing yourself in writing, or have been working at it for a while, there is always room to improve your writing skills. This list includes books and DVDs about grammar, rhetoric, and composition for beginning and intermediate writers.