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Write in Style

A guide to good English, 2nd Edition

By Richard Palmer

Routledge

276 pages

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Description

Write in Style is aimed at all for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. All the main styles and grammaticalrules are covered, their sense axplained and vivid examples given of how not to write. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in a friendly and enthusiastic toneand a large part of the book covers specific types of writing, from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.

Reviews

Reviews from the first edition:

' an accessible and lively guide to English style and usage.' - Secondary and Higher Education Journal

'Richard Palmer has a formidable grasp of the language and illustrates his points with some fascinating quotations.' - UL Bradford Telegraph and Argus

'Brisk, attractive and undogmatic, and a distinguishing feature of the whole book is his obvious enjoyment of his task. This book would undoubtedly help any trainee scientist to improve his skills in transferring information in English - and to enjoy doing so.' - Journal of Fluid Mechanics

'Anyone looking for a ready source of ideas to stretch KS4 English pupils and to extend the range in their writing needs search no further! His book provides the necessary underpinning for any writer: confidence in handling language to its best effect in a register appropriate to the given task and audience individual lovers of the language will also find much in it to delight and test them.' - Journal of the Headmasters' Conference Schools

'This is not a book about the teaching of grammar: it is a book that does that grammar teaching itself … I am sure it will provide the foundations for many a lesson plan; and it is not only teachers who will find this book invaluable as a reference resource.' - Writing in Education

About the Author

Richard Palmer is Head of English at Bedford School. He has taught English for many years to a wide range of secondary and tertiary students. He has also been an examiner at GCSE and A level, and for The Open University

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU024000
EDUCATION / Reference
REF026000
REFERENCE / Writing Skills