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Author: Steven Cahn,Victor Cahn,Mary Ann Caws
ISBN: 0231160887
Language: English
Pages: 104 pages
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 26, 2013)
Rating: 4.8
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Polishing your prose. How to turn first drafts into finished work.

Polishing your prose. Steven M. cahn & victor L. cahn. Columbia university press, new york. Columbia university press. The plan for this book was developed primarily by Steven M. Cahn, and the bulk of the writing was done by Victor L.

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Polishing Your Prose book. Cahn and Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such as avoiding jargon, bombast, and redundancy; varying sentence structure; paring the use of adjectives and adverbs; properly deploying phrases and clauses; and refining an argument. Here is a book for all who seek to increase their facility in written communication.

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Steven Cahn; Victor Cahn; Mary Ann Caws. Book Format: Paperback. Foreword by Mary Ann Caws. 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 result in mechanical writing.

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This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose and 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 result in mechanical writing. Steven M. Cahn and Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such as avoiding jargon, bombast, and redundancy; varying sentence structure; paring the use of adjectives and adverbs; properly deploying phrases and clauses; and refining an argument. Here is a book for all who seek to increase their facility in written communication.
Comments (5)
Unsoo
I have been recommending this book to all my students who write fairly well but who need to learn to polish their writing. It is short and readable, and the authors walk you through their editing of a selection of turgid academic prose, which is priceless (and also entertaining). Their examples of their own writing are also worth reading (and also entertaining). And I have written and published academic research for years and think I write well, but I still learned things from reading this. I recommend it highly.
greatest
I disagree with the reviews. This book is best suited for reviewing technical prose after you finish a story. If you want a good manual on writing prose, you need to master the elements on writing a story. it deserves five stars based on what I have read so far. It gives lots of examples. If you want to learn more about the art of prose then this book may not be for you. I definitely learned a lot and recommend it for struggling writers and for writers somewhere in between. I might recommend it for experienced writers even. It is the best book I have had pleasure coming across as a neophyte.
Danial
Very helpful little tome. No matter how much one writes and reads there is always room for learning from such succinct and artful synopsis
Ance
If you are an academic who writes terrible, turgid prose, this book is for you. I know you're out there. But if you are a writer of fiction or popular non-fiction, there probably isn't enough here to be worth the price. This book won't help you write lovely literary sentences and paragraphs; i.e., it shows you how to expunge the grunge, but there's not much about true polishing here, as the title seems to promise.
Gaxaisvem
I rec'd a watch instead of this book. I did not get the book I ordered but got a watch instead.