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Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing
Technical and academic writing share one thing in common: they present focused information to a targeted audience to accomplish a specific purpose. Technical and academic writing can be, and need to be, good writing. By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write well. Sample topics: paragraph format, sentence structure, concise writing, headings and seriation, objectivity, and style. Learn to think about your writing in a new way. Learn to write in a straightforward, clear, and engaging manner that makes your point and gets the response you desire. If you write technical or academic documents, you need this book.
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300 Days of Better Writing
300 strategies for improving your writing. These powerful, easy-to-use strategies will help you write clearly, effectively, and correctly. This book answers the question: “How can I improve my writing today?” Also contains a topic index so you can study major themes.
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Which Word Do I Use?
This book does not contain one-sentence definitions. Instead, you get definitions, explanations, guidance on using the words, and examples with discussion. You will learn to use these words so you don’t have to look them up, and so you can be confident about your writing.
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Zen Comma uses examples, instructions, and anecdotes to teach you the 14 major uses for commas and the most common errors. It also contains exercises to help pinpoint the comma rules you need to learn.
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Precise Edit Training Manual
The Precise Edit Training Manual provides comprehensive instruction on the 29 most common editing strategies we use and problems we fix. Each topic is fully explained with examples and strategies for editing.
Articles fall under two categories: Articles on Writing Well (Editing) and Articles on Writing Correctly (Mechanics).
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Bang! Writing with Impact
BANG! is THE guide for writing with impact. Don’t waste your time on books that spend pages and pages on how people have used strategies, the history of writing, or similar meaningless information. Bang! is for people who have work to do.
This book tells you how to do exactly what you are trying to do: make your readers pay attention. Bang! contains over 100 strategies for making an impact with your writing. Each strategy is explained in real terms and demonstrated through examples.
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