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The Practical Stylist: The Classic Guide to Style

The Practical Stylist: The Classic Guide to Style
Author: Sheridan Baker
ISBN 13: 9780321333490
ISBN 10: 321333497
Edition: 1
Publisher: Longman
Publication Date: 2005-07-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $17.60

Based on the premise that all writing involves arguing a thesis, this classic, authoritative rhetoric presents the essential tools for writing graceful, persuasive essays. Emphasizing thesis and the structural integrity of the essay, The Practical Stylist provides a variety of organizational techniques to help students create sound essays, while the expository modes such as description, narration, and exposition are presented as strategies for supporting a thesis. Numerous essay models are provided to illustrate the principles of organization and explore the dynamics of language. A research paper chapter discusses online sources and the computerized library, and a brief handbook section provides help with grammar issues.