Moving to the Write:
Writing Books in Our Library
These books are
Spunk & Bite: A Writers Guide to
Bold, Contemporary Style
Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write
successfully. Bestselling author Arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-
grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition.
learn how to show & when to tell for powerful
& balanced writing
Showing and Telling
Woe is I
Offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language
mysteries that bedevil all of us; unties the knottiest grammar tangles and
displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful
readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh
insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage
Usage & Abusage
An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking
the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones), for writing.
A collection of essays
in which the author
explores methods of
writing based on her
experience in Zen
includes an interview
with the author.
Writing Down the Bones
Lynne Truss, a self-
stickler, presents a
humorous look at the
the use and misuse of
commas, apostrophes, se
mi-colons, and other
Eats Shoots and Leaves
The creator of Grammar
Girl podcast presents her
guide to a better
understanding of English
grammar, and features
solutions to common and
questions, such as comma
splices and misplaced
modifiers, and discusses
other related topics.
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty
A step-by-step guide on
how to write and how to
manage the writer's life.
Tells how to get started
and move beyond first
drafts, and discusses
writer's block, writing
groups, and publication.
Bird by Bird
A guide for beginning
beginning writers with
advice, rules, and tips for
improving their writing
The Pen Commandments
This book explains in step-by-step description of how to properly write a
research paper. It is commonly used in schools, colleges and universities.
Weird & Wonderful Words
Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as
gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. Tie your tongue in knots trying to say such
sesquipedalian words as floccinaucinihilipilification or
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. You can learn about all of these
bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Weird and Wonderful Words.
Cite It Right
By simplifying the complex citation process, this detailed guide enables writers to
confidently investigate a topic and accurately quote the resulting research in a variety
of documents without having to consult four separate style tomes. From gathering
credible sources and developing strong topics to writing thesis statements and ensuing
revisions, each step of the research paper writing process is discussed, with particular
emphasis placed on supporting academic integrity and eliminating plagiarism. A
straightforward compilation of the four major writing-style manuals—American
Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Council of Science
Editors (CSE), and the Modern Language Association (MLA).
On Writing the College
A newly revised edition of a perennial favorite, On Writing the
College Application Essay by Harry Bauld—formerly an
admissions officer at Brown University and assistant director of
admissions at Columbia University—is an insider’s guide to writing
a college application essay that will stand out from the pack.
Painless Study Techniques
Most kids hate to study, and homework is always a chore--but this book
teaches kids how to transform drudgery into interesting and productive
projects. The author offers suggestions for group learning and study
projects, creating a stimulating study environment, and knowing the different
ways to read different kinds of books, from math to literature. He also advises
on organizing ideas for writing assignments, and seeking extra help for
especially difficult subjects.
Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences
and social sciences, anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its
guidance, When you need advice on how to present information, including
text, data, and graphics, for publication in any type of format--such as college
and university papers, professional journals, presentations for colleagues, and
online publication--you will find the advice you're looking for in the
Student Writing Handbook
From essays to feature articles, from book reports to
scripts, you'll get coverage of all thirty-seven types of student
writing, good writing principles, subject-specific writing
samples, and important considerations for writing and the
Writer’s Guide to Style &
The only up-to-date guide that addresses everyone who writes, from books and magazine features
to newsletters, business reports, technical papers and brochures -- with information on how to use
computers in every stage of publication.
It covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format.
And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its
points, WRITE RIGHT! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective
Easy-to-reference symbols and indexes readers zero in on the most promising
markets for their work. They'll find phone numbers, contact names, pay
rates, e-mail addresses, guidelines and submission tips for over 4000 leads –
Wise and witty book, packed with useful information.
Business Writing Handbook
Learn how to write clearly and creatively the first time - and
* Establish good writing habits and get the reader's attention
* Enhance your confidence and effectiveness as a communicator
• Improving your vocabulary is important, but where do you
start? The English language has hundreds of thousands of
words. To find out which words you absolutely need to know.
English Usage Dictionary
Objective and comprehensive, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of
English Usage is a readable and entertaining guide to the
complext history of some of the thorniest usage issues in the
English language. The scholarship and authority of this
indispensale work have earned it universal critical acclaim
100 Ways to Write Badly Well
100 Ways to Write Badly Well is an adventure in drivel. It will teach you how to botch a plot, how
to create characters that no one in their right mind would identify with and how to reduce the
beauty of the English language to an incoherent mush. Using one hundred practical
examples, each awful in its own unique way, blogger and creative writing tutor Joel Stickley will
lead you methodically up the creek and carefully remove your paddle before running off and
leaving you stranded. The route is lined with mixed metaphors, terrible plot twists, piles of
adjectives and characters staring at themselves in mirrors for no apparent reason.
How to Write your College Essay
Provides instructions on writing an admissions
essay, from selecting a topic to proofreading the
Passing the Writing Graduation
Test in Georgia
A self-help book that explains theories and ways to
prepare and make sure students pass the high school
Essays That Will Get You Into
The 50 model essays presented in this book were written by successful Ivy League
college applicants. Each essay is followed by critical comments that reveal both strong
and weak points in its author's style and content. Also presented is detailed essay-
writing advice and instruction.
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