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Multcolib Research Picks: Improve Your Writing Skills

Better Writing
Better Writing Beyond Periods and Commas By Koll, Travis (Book - 2012 ) 808.042 K813b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book is written for students in composition classes, and includes great introductory information about academic writing.

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:Twenty-minute lessons to teach the beginning writer critical skills, or as a refresher for the more experienced writer.

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style By Strunk, William (Book - 2005 ) 808.042 S927ei 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Strunk & White's classic guide to grammar and rhetoric - this edition is illustrated by the fabulous Maira Kalman!

Grammar in Plain English
Grammar in Plain English By Diamond, Harriet (Book - 2012 ) 428.2 D537g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A great self-teaching manual for adults preparing for the GED, ESL students, and others who need to improve their command of English.

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: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!

Writing Tools
Writing Tools 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer By Clark, Roy Peter (Book - 2006 ) 808.042 C594w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book describes fifty tools for writing, ranging from basic to advanced. These strategies could be applied to journalism, academic, or creative writing.

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: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.

Writing Better English
Writing Better English An ESL Workbook By Swick, Edward (Book - 2004 ) 808.042 S976w 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Exercises and practical writing activities for English language learners. Includes tests for comprehension.

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: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.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 1, Prewriting (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE1 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 2, Organizing your Thoughts A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE2 Available in some locations

Annotation:This volume explains how to organize your ideas so that your writing exhibits unity, order, and flow.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 3, Overcoming Writer's Block A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE3 Available in some locations

Annotation:What do you do when faced with a blank page? This volume helps you reduce anxiety and get into "writing gear."

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 4, Crafting Sentences A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE4 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In this volume, learn how to craft grammatically correct sentences that convey ideas effectively.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 5, Building Paragraphs A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE5 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn how to write powerful paragraphs using topic sentences, supporting information, and conclusions to keep readers' interest and convey information clearly.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 6, Connections & Transitions A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE6 Available in some locations

Annotation:It can be tricky to connect related concepts and transition between ideas in writing! This volume helps you learn these useful skills.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 7, Introductions & Conclusions A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE7 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this volume, learn to write articulate, engaging introductions and strong, memorable conclusions.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 8, Expressing Yourself Creatively A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE8 Available in some locations

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.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 9, Improving your Vocabulary A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2008 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE9 Available in some locations

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.

Upgrade your Writing
Upgrade your Writing 10, Avoiding Common Mistakes A Basic Skills Program (DVD - 2007 ) DVD 808.042 UPGRADE10 Available in some locations

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.


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