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Sin Boldly! Dr. Dave's Guide to Writing the College Paper.


This revised volume offers students the inside scoop on how to write a good paper. Williams' guidance comes from his current perspective as a college professor of English as well as his past experience writing a boatload of papers while studying at Harvard and Brown. Williams' tone is sometimes irreverent, bet he offers sage advice on improving one's writing style and understanding the fundamentals of grammar. He begins with "crude basics" on how to choose a topic, find a voice, and construct a paper, For writers who might ignore good grammar. Williams offers real-life examples of how good ideas can be undercut by misuse of the English language. The book contains endless tips on how to avoid confusingly similar words and misplacing modifiers. Beyond the basics, he discusses issues such as how writing should analyze rather than moralize. Basic, 2004, 226 p., paperback, $9.95.
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Title Annotation:Books: a selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 16, 2004
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