From school papers and e-mails to business reports and legal briefs, people write for personal and professional reasons on a daily basis. Finding a style and voice early on helps people become clear and concise writers, simplifying tasks of all kinds. The perfect companion to "The Facts On File Guide to Good Writing" (see page 8), this book helps readers refine and improve their writing style. The coverage includes: What Is Style? - understanding what constitutes clarity, elegance, and vigor in writing; Writing with Style - choosing words, constructing sentences, and finding the appropriate tone; Choosing a Style - adapting writing to suit circumstance, audience, and purpose; and Style in Practice - choosing the appropriate style for letters, e-mails, business reports, promotional writing, and other specific requirements. "The Facts On File Guide to Style" is a valuable resource for readers and writers of all ages.
The Qualities of Style: understanding what constitutes clarity, elegance, and vigor
Constructing Sentences: choosing words to form clear, logical, and rhythmic sentences
Constructing Paragraphs: assembling sentences into coherent paragraphs
Choosing a Style: adapting writing to suit circumstance, audience, purpose, and other considerations
Keeping to Style: choosing fonts and the overall presentation of documents and deciding how and when to incorporate numbers, quotes, graphics, and illustrations.