Synopses & Reviews
High school and college students will find Write On! a valuable grammar reference, as well as a solid, sensible style manual to guide them in writing essays and term papers. The book opens with advice on how to avoid unnecessary use of that all-too-common cause of limp sentences--the passive voice. The following chapter cautions on misuse of pronouns and irregular verbs, and shows how to use them properly. Chapters that follow clarify correct use of parts of speech as they apply to every segment of written prose, from the briefest phrase to a full-length book. Later chapters deal with punctuation and frequently misused words, and advise on selecting topics to write about. A final chapter discusses ways to use figurative language -- similes, metaphors, symbolism, and other devices that transform mundane prose into pleasurable reading. Although written primarily for senior high school and beginning college students, Write On! also makes a fine desk companion for anybody who writes, including professionals. The book includes exercises, a writing test, and a vocabulary-builder appendix.
High school and college students Wil find
Here's a practical grammar reference book and style guide that will help you with all your writing projects, including essays and term papers. You'll learn how to avoid common writers' pitfalls, gain a clear understanding of parts of speech and sentence construction, punctuate your sentences correctly, and select rewarding topics to write about. You'll also find abundant advice on the use of figurative language--similes, metaphors, symbolism, and other devices that transform mundane prose into pleasurable reading. Exercises, a writing test, and an appendix filled with useful information are included to help you hone your writing skills.
About the Author
Dan Mulvey taught American Lit--Honors for 20 years at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, CT, and 17 years previously in the Durham, CT, public schools.