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review 2017-05-17 00:00
The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities
The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities - Eric Hayot It has some useful advice on (academic) writing but it's the kind of book you could easily avoid while writing a book be it academic or otherwise. Hayot's writing seemed dry at times.
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review 2017-04-06 00:00
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr.,E.B. White This manual alone won't make you a bestselling author. In fact, certain divine writers break every rule in the book. (I'm talking about Heimito von Doderer.) But The Elements of Style can help you find your own. Highly recommendable for students and mediocre writers.
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review 2016-11-11 03:33
The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr.,E.B. White

I did not like this book. It is pretty much entirely one man's opinion on how one should write. I agreed with him here and there, but for the most part, he kind of got on my nerves. I liked the chapter by White better than those by Strunk. White doesn't sound so old and crotchety. This would be fine as something given to a class on what their teacher will and will not accept in their writing, but i don't like it addressed to the entire English-speaking world.

Also, I literally laughed out loud when i read in the book that a writer should leave out his/her opinion. At least 80% of this book is this guy's opinion. Including that statement.

 

*Review written on November 24, 2014.*

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review 2014-12-10 00:00
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style - E.B. White,William Strunk Jr. Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
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review 2014-12-10 00:00
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style - E.B. White,William Strunk Jr. Every writer should read this. It's short and sweet, but you'll still get something out of it in addition to the joy of checking it off of your To Read list.
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