100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Gives advice on overcoming writer's block, developing a personal style, finding a good opening, improving one's diction, avoiding mistakes in grammar or punctuation, and editing a manuscript

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451627210

Category: Reference

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Gives advice on overcoming writer's block, developing a personal style, finding a good opening, improving one's diction, avoiding mistakes in grammar or punctuation, and editing a manuscript
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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing Updated

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Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984805614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The classic text on writing well, now refreshed and updated—an essential text for writers of all ages. This is the one guide that anyone who writes—whether student, businessperson, or professional writer—should keep on his or her desk. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing can help solve any writing problem. In this compact, easy-to-use volume you'll find the eternal building blocks of good writing—from grammar and punctuation to topic sentences—as well as advice on challenges such as writer's block and creating a strong title. It is a must-have resource—perfect for reading cover to cover, or just for keeping on hand for instant reference—now updated and refreshed for the first time.
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Nonfiction Writing Strategies Using Content Area Mentor Texts

Gary Provost, in 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (New American Library, NY, 1989) advises writers that it's OK to copy. It's fine to copy a few paragraphs from a book word for word. In doing so, you become aware of an author's craft, ...

Author: Marcia S. Freeman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781625216236

Category: Education

Page: 104

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How can you enhance the quality and effectiveness of instruction in both the content areas and in writing? By integrating content in both social studies and science with the strategies of writing that are so important for students to master as they craft nonfiction. This book shows teachers how to use mentor texts in an integrative approach for teaching both content and informational writing. As you explore the pages of this book, you'll find strategies for teaching writing craft fundamentals with step-by-step instructions that make writing instruction come alive in content-area classes. Models make the instructional strategies clear. The book also includes a variety of expository techniques and advice on preparing writers for success on performance-based tests.
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Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write Revised and Updated

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing. New York, NY: Mentor Books, Reissue edition, 1985. You'll take away one thousand ways to improve your writing. A must for any writer who is having trouble translating expert or technical vocabulary into ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers
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Murder Your Darlings

And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser Roy Peter Clark ... tan-and-blue volume by Gary Provost, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing, published in 1985 by Mentor Books and in print ever since. Price: $6.99.

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316481861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Stephen King would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than thirty years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing tips from fifty of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each key strategy, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for writers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.
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The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

Provost, G. (1972) 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing. New York: Mentor. Rawls, J. (1951) Outline of a decision procedure for ethics, Philosophical Review, 60 (2): 177–97. Rawls, J. (1955) Two concepts of rules, Philosophical Review, ...

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426925

Category:

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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The Productive Graduate Student Writer

Academic writing: Individual and collaborative strategies for success. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press. Provost, G. (1972). 100 ways to improve your writing. New York, NY: Mentor. Saller, C. F. (2009). The subversive copy editor.

Author: Jan E. Allen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620368930

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: • increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion • overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies • reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing • manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that’s taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues’ experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters – each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge – each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and productivity tools to which you can progressively add.
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Writing on the Job

15: “Gary Provost illustrated this point beautifully”: Gary Provost, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (New York: Mentor, 1985), 60–61. p. 16: “Lynne Truss explains that a comma 'tells the reader how to hum the tune' ”: Lynne Truss, ...

Author: Martha B. Coven

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691229966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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A practical and compact guide to writing for professionals Writing is an essential skill in today’s workplace. From messaging platforms and social media to traditional forms of communication like memos and reports, we rely on words more than ever. Given how much reading we do on mobile devices, being able to write succinctly is critical to success. Writing on the Job is an incisive guide to clear and effective writing for professionals. Martha Coven begins with the basics, explaining how to develop a professional style, get started on a piece of writing, create a first draft, and edit it into a strong final product. She then offers practical advice on more than a dozen forms of writing, from emails and slide decks to proposals and cover letters. Along the way, Coven provides a wealth of concrete examples and simple templates that make the concepts easy to understand and apply. Based on Coven’s popular writing classes and workshops at Princeton University as well as her decades of experience in the public and private sectors, Writing on the Job addresses the real challenges professionals face in today’s digital age, and shares essential practices that can improve the performance of any organization.
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How to Become a Successful Author

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Author: Irina Webster

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing

ISBN: 9780980635737

Category: Authorship

Page: 200

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Every Manager s Desk Reference

Phillips, G. M. Communication and the Small Group. Indianapolis: BobbsMerrill, 1966. Provost, Gary. 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing. Denver: Mentor Books, 1985. Quigley, Joseph V. Vision. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1993.

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Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1344

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What questions do you ask in a job interview to effectively understand your candidate? How do you motivate a team? And, it's time for performance reviews! Sometimes it seems like being a manager can be a sea of unanswered questions--how to calculate Return on Investment or manage your stress level? Every Manager's Desk Reference comes to the rescue! Packed with self-contained sections of how-to's, this book can help you with everything from a business presentation to running an effective meeting.
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