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Write to the point

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Write to the point : a master class on the fundamentals of writing for any purpose

Leith, Sam, author.

New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, 2018.

263 pages ; 21 cm

Good writers follow the rules. Great writers know the rules--and follow their instincts!

Finding the right words, in the right order, matters--whether you're a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email . . . even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong and you just might get an F, miss the interview, lose a client, or spoil your chance at a second date.

Do it right, and the world is yours.

In Write to the Point , accomplished author and literary critic Sam Leith kicks the age-old lists of dos and don'ts to the curb. Yes, he covers the nuts and bolts we need to be in complete command of the language: grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and other subjects half-remembered from grade school. But more importantly, he charts a commonsense course between the "Armies of Correctness" and the "Descriptivist Irregulars."

For Leith, knowing not just the rules but also how and when to ignore them--developing an ear for what works best in context--is everything. In this master class, Leith teaches us a skill of paramount importance in this smartphone age, when we all carry a keyboard in our pockets: to write clearly and persuasively for any purpose--to write to the point.

Due 09/13/19

Non-fiction - JH & HSNon-fiction - JH & HS

All copies at Paideia School are out and the next copy is due back 09/13/19

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