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Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace reflectsthe wisdom and clear authorial voice of Williams’ best-selling book, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, while streamlining every chapter to create a very brief, yet powerfully direct guide to writing with style.

 

The concise clarity of this book makes it a handy reference for anyone interested in good writing--as well as a quick and ideal guide for freshman composition courses, writing courses across the disciplines, and as a supporting text in courses that require clear and direct writing. Style: The Basics covers the elemental principles of writing that will help students diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of their prose quickly and revise effectively. The text features principles of effective prose written in Williams’ hallmark conversational style, offering reason-based principles, rather than hard and fast rules, for successful, effective writing.

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Best book on expository writing
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2019
This is a condensed version of Williams'' other, too-many editions of this book. It always bothers me when an author makes a change in a sentence and then calls the book a new edition. With that said (sorry!), this is for me THE book on expository/academic writing--on... See more
This is a condensed version of Williams'' other, too-many editions of this book. It always bothers me when an author makes a change in a sentence and then calls the book a new edition. With that said (sorry!), this is for me THE book on expository/academic writing--on writing clear sentences and organizing the ideas your text. I don''t know of any other book on writing this kind of prose that compares. The ideas contained in this book and his other versions, beginning with the hardback yellow colored version that I began with some 30 years ago, have provided a framework or foundation for my teaching of writing all of my years. Clearly written, infinitely usable. Get it.
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Dr. Markus Deserno
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An excellent guide to clear writing
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2015
The book is fantastic. Hardly thicker than Strunk&White, it couldn’t be more different. Real advice, understandable explanations, illuminating examples, and a wide scope of relevant topics. Refreshingly, Williams eschews trite pearls of wisdom; he in fact devotes ample... See more
The book is fantastic. Hardly thicker than Strunk&White, it couldn’t be more different. Real advice, understandable explanations, illuminating examples, and a wide scope of relevant topics. Refreshingly, Williams eschews trite pearls of wisdom; he in fact devotes ample space to educate the reader about counterexamples to classical dogma, cases where opinions rehashed by venerated “authorities” really hurt. Yes, short sentences are great, but if you can’t write a long sentence that’s also understandable, you’re like a composer who cannot produce anything but jingles. Yes, using an active voice makes your writing more forceful and direct, but you will surprisingly often encounter situations where a passive construction is significantly preferable, for it eases the flow of information. (Besides, being forceful and direct is not always a virtue.) And yes, you’re on a good path if you can write good sentences, but if you can’t create cohesion between them, and coherence over a whole paragraph, your writing will remain opaque. I’m even in the target audience of the book: it’s not written for poets, it’s for people who need to communicate information (academics, journalists, but probably foremost: college students learning how to write essays). Hence, many examples are not too far away from what I deal with on a day-to-day basis, when writing grants, papers, or referee reports. The book closes with a beautiful reminder to those who don’t know why to bother with good writing, when there’s so much terrible writing going around. I quote: “What experienced readers know, and you eventually will, is that clear and graceful writers are so few that when we find them, we are desperately grateful. They do not go unrewarded." If that''s no motivation to care, then I don''t know what is.
There’s so much in this book that I loved—lessons, attitude, motivation, and more—that I can confidently recommend it to anyone who cares to improve their writing. What I don’t know yet, though, is whether the longer version of the book, “Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace”, is even better, or says the same in more words and on more pages. But I will find out!
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Damian Chambers
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Excellent resource for writers
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021
Everyone who does writing as part of their profession should have this book. The first chapter alone helped me to revamp a book I was writing at the time. I purchased this book as part of a Masters of Arts course that I am doing.
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Michael Harston
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Who wants to write for a living
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2020
To tell the truth when another author recommend this book. I was kind of reluctant to buy and read the book but since I did I am glad I did. If you have a teenager interested in writing get this book for them and let them read it.
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7rinimom
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Great Writing Tips
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
Still trying to fathom how such a small, paperback book can cost so much. At least content-wise it serves its proper purpose.
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but it is not an easy read.
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2018
This is a very technical book on writing. It is beneficial as a doctoral student, but it is not an easy read.
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Sergio Ariel Godoy
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Inspiring
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021
Style is a excellent book for learning how to right with a properly style. It is clearly written and it gives the reader the tools to start putting into practice a good writing. I loved every chapter of this book.
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Very helpful
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019
Surprisingly helpful. There were ample suggestions that really helped my writing.
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Worth the price
Reviewed in Germany on July 15, 2018
The book is put together quite well for native as well as non-native speakers. It gives a great overview and good examples. I only gave it 4 stars because it did contradict itself a few times and the price is quite expensive. Overall still a great buy. Would recommend.
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Reviewed in Canada on July 29, 2019
Excellent reference book. A1 tips. Writing, being concise. Illustrated examples.
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Larry B
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Three Stars
Reviewed in Canada on April 12, 2018
Clear and concise but hugely overpriced.
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Emad Arnaout
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A new appreciation for style
Reviewed in Australia on February 5, 2019
It‘s a well written book and provides you with great insights. A must read, for any professional and all professions.
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Three Stars
Reviewed in Canada on January 14, 2016
Waited for few months.
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