Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 05, 2013)

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Parent ISBN: 9780231160896

Language: English


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