Write to the point : a master class on the fundamentals of writing for any purpose
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New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, 2018.
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9781615194629, 1615194622
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263 pages ; 21 cm
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Lebanon Public Library - Nonfiction
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Published
New York, NY : The Experiment, LLC, 2018.
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781615194629, 1615194622

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"Originally published in the UK by Profile Books Ltd. in 2017. First published in North America by The Experiment, LLC, in 2018"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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. - Publisher.
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"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."--Amazon.com summary.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Leith, S. (2018). Write to the point: a master class on the fundamentals of writing for any purpose . The Experiment, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Leith, Sam. 2018. Write to the Point: A Master Class On the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose. New York, NY: The Experiment, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Leith, Sam. Write to the Point: A Master Class On the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose New York, NY: The Experiment, LLC, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Leith, Sam. Write to the Point: A Master Class On the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose The Experiment, LLC, 2018.

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