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Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials

Author: Linda Spencer
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014] ©2014
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"This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Spencer, Linda, 1943-
Writing well in the 21st century
(DLC) 2013045344
(OCoLC)862589501
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Spencer
ISBN: 9781442227590 1442227591
OCLC Number: 877867972
Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)
Contents: Introduction: changes in American English --
Punctuation: the choices --
Grammar: clarity, clarity, clarity --
Facts: the acceptable and the unacceptable --
Style: create unique writing --
Voice: every writer's goal --
One final word.
Other Titles: Writing well in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Linda Spencer.

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"This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. The book gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems (writers select which system to use in their writing) ; Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing ; Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources ; Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs ; Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Overall this guide gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing." --

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