Blue Book of Basic Writing 6th Ed.

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Mr. Nesbitt presents material that is applicable to the common writing situations in a basic writing course and it covers what he imagines to be the main issues in such a course. This text has perforated, tear-out exercise pages for the student to be able to complete and turn in. If you want to learn the basics of writing, this book is for you.

SKU: 9781892944139 Category: Binding: Soft BackDimensions: 6 × 9 inISBN: 1-892944-13-9 / 9781892944139Author: John D. Nesbitt

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This is a writing text. It does not attempt to be a complete reference book on grammar or usage, so a person looking into it for such purposes might find it incomplete at times. In this book I present material that is applicable to the common writing situations in a basic writing course, and I have covered what I imagine to be the main issues in such a course. I have tried to write the explanations in common language, with a minimum of necessary terminology. Judging from my students’ responses over several years of using the book in class, I would say that the explanations are comprehensible without being too simplified or fluffy.

In general, I have tried to direct all topics toward application— that is, toward actual writing for an assumed audience or readership. Any tests or quizzes may serve as encouragements for students to learn principles that they can then apply in their own writing.

Because this is a writing text, it is written in continuous essay form, with discussion and explanations, and not in the handbook style of numerous headings and short commands of do’s and don’t’s. My idea is that a book about writing should consist of writing. Similarly, the sentence exercises call for writing—often performing operations upon existing sentences or composing new ones.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

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