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Write to the Point: A Master Class on the Fundamentals of Writing for Any Purpose

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781615194629
Publisher: The Experiment
Language: English
Page Count: 263
Publication Date: 8/7/2018
Size: 8.21" l x 5.45" w x 0.73"
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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.

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