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How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them, Ben Yagoda

Label
How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them
Title
How to not write bad
Title remainder
the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them
Statement of responsibility
Ben Yagoda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrates how we can all write better, clearer, and for a wider readership
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yagoda, Ben
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.Y34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Report writing
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them, Ben Yagoda
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 124
  • 5
  • Euphemisms, Buzzwords, and Jargon
  • 131
  • C
  • Sentences
  • 135
  • 1
  • Word Rep.
  • 135
  • 1
  • 2
  • Start Strong
  • 139
  • 3
  • End Strong
  • 141
  • 4
  • Short Is Good (II)
  • 145
  • 5
  • Numbers and Abbreviations
  • Perils of Ambiguity
  • 149
  • 5
  • What Is the What? Or, the Trouble with Vague Pronouns
  • 154
  • 7
  • When You Catch a Preposition, Kill It
  • 159
  • 8
  • To Use to fie or Not to Use to Be
  • 26
  • 161
  • 9
  • What the Meaning of "Is Is" Is
  • 165
  • 10
  • Tone
  • 168
  • D
  • Sentence to Sentence, Paragraph To Paragraph
  • 169
  • 2
  • Capitalization
  • 27
  • 3
  • Italics
  • 29
  • Part I
  • 4
  • There Is No Reason Ever to Use Boldface in a Piece of Writing, Except for a Section Heading (Like This)
  • 30
  • B
  • Punctuation
  • 30
  • 1
  • '
  • 30
  • 2
  • How To Not Write Bad: The One-Word Version
  • -
  • 35
  • 3
  • -
  • 39
  • 4
  • ,
  • 40
  • 5
  • ;
  • 15
  • 52
  • 6
  • :
  • 54
  • 7
  • " "
  • 54
  • 8
  • ( )
  • 56
  • Part II
  • C
  • Words
  • 59
  • 1
  • Single Most Common Mistake Is the Most Easily Fixable Mistake
  • 59
  • 2
  • Spelling
  • 59
  • 3
  • How To Not Write Wrong
  • Wrong Word
  • 75
  • D
  • Grammar
  • 78
  • 1
  • Sanitized
  • 79
  • 2
  • Skunked
  • 25
  • 82
  • 3
  • Still Wrong
  • 88
  • Part III
  • How to Not Write Bad
  • 103
  • A
  • Punctuation
  • 105
  • A
  • 1
  • Quotation Marks
  • 105
  • 2
  • Exclamation Points, Dashes, Semicolons, Colons, Parentheses, Italics, and Rhetorical Questions
  • 106
  • B
  • Words and Phrases
  • 108
  • 1
  • Elements of House Style
  • Really Quick Fix: Avoid These Words!
  • 108
  • 2
  • Short Is Good (I)
  • 116
  • 3
  • Precision: Words That Are a Bit Off
  • 119
  • 4
  • Avoid Clichés Like the Plague
Control code
ocn795167076
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 175 pages
Isbn
9781594488481
Lccn
2012043126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
808.042 Y1 ; XX-N ; jll ; C1304BT3 ; [SC29, 2@$15.00, DLG/CSS ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 795167076
  • (Sirsi) 795167076
  • (OCoLC)795167076
Label
How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them, Ben Yagoda
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • 124
  • 5
  • Euphemisms, Buzzwords, and Jargon
  • 131
  • C
  • Sentences
  • 135
  • 1
  • Word Rep.
  • 135
  • 1
  • 2
  • Start Strong
  • 139
  • 3
  • End Strong
  • 141
  • 4
  • Short Is Good (II)
  • 145
  • 5
  • Numbers and Abbreviations
  • Perils of Ambiguity
  • 149
  • 5
  • What Is the What? Or, the Trouble with Vague Pronouns
  • 154
  • 7
  • When You Catch a Preposition, Kill It
  • 159
  • 8
  • To Use to fie or Not to Use to Be
  • 26
  • 161
  • 9
  • What the Meaning of "Is Is" Is
  • 165
  • 10
  • Tone
  • 168
  • D
  • Sentence to Sentence, Paragraph To Paragraph
  • 169
  • 2
  • Capitalization
  • 27
  • 3
  • Italics
  • 29
  • Part I
  • 4
  • There Is No Reason Ever to Use Boldface in a Piece of Writing, Except for a Section Heading (Like This)
  • 30
  • B
  • Punctuation
  • 30
  • 1
  • '
  • 30
  • 2
  • How To Not Write Bad: The One-Word Version
  • -
  • 35
  • 3
  • -
  • 39
  • 4
  • ,
  • 40
  • 5
  • ;
  • 15
  • 52
  • 6
  • :
  • 54
  • 7
  • " "
  • 54
  • 8
  • ( )
  • 56
  • Part II
  • C
  • Words
  • 59
  • 1
  • Single Most Common Mistake Is the Most Easily Fixable Mistake
  • 59
  • 2
  • Spelling
  • 59
  • 3
  • How To Not Write Wrong
  • Wrong Word
  • 75
  • D
  • Grammar
  • 78
  • 1
  • Sanitized
  • 79
  • 2
  • Skunked
  • 25
  • 82
  • 3
  • Still Wrong
  • 88
  • Part III
  • How to Not Write Bad
  • 103
  • A
  • Punctuation
  • 105
  • A
  • 1
  • Quotation Marks
  • 105
  • 2
  • Exclamation Points, Dashes, Semicolons, Colons, Parentheses, Italics, and Rhetorical Questions
  • 106
  • B
  • Words and Phrases
  • 108
  • 1
  • Elements of House Style
  • Really Quick Fix: Avoid These Words!
  • 108
  • 2
  • Short Is Good (I)
  • 116
  • 3
  • Precision: Words That Are a Bit Off
  • 119
  • 4
  • Avoid Clichés Like the Plague
Control code
ocn795167076
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 175 pages
Isbn
9781594488481
Lccn
2012043126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
808.042 Y1 ; XX-N ; jll ; C1304BT3 ; [SC29, 2@$15.00, DLG/CSS ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 795167076
  • (Sirsi) 795167076
  • (OCoLC)795167076

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