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Isolation in the Writing Styles of Camus - The writing style of Albert Camus in The Stranger shows the topic of isolation. Camus uses very short, straight to the point sentences, using very simple vocabulary to convey his message. In The Stranger, Meursault will give a complete thought in one sentence but the sentence after that will be completely different than what he was talking about in the previous sentence. The diction, syntax, and the organization of the novel all aid the readers to understand the topic of isolation and its purpose in the novel which is how Meursault, through his isolation from everyone and society, realizes that he has the ability to choose what he desires....   [tags: Albert Camus, The Stranger, Isolation, Analysis]
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Victorian Poetry Writing Styles - Elizabeth Gaskell writing style was type cast as early Victorian style, which concern characteristics of women in society, gentle, domestic, tactful, low IQ, supersensitive, and melodramatic. With societies limitations and boundaries for women, Gaskell gracefully accepted tranquil satisfaction and portrayed these stereotypes of women in her writing. Some critics have labeled Gaskell’s writings as a mere feminine style, but this would be a worthwile angle for her to approach social problems more wisely Christian perspective....   [tags: Poetry] 729 words
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My writing styles - My writing styles There are many writing styles that many people pick up as they go through there many years of schooling. Each person picks up the same type of writing styles but as years go by people seem to pick up there own little types of writing style that separates them from everyone else. As I have gone through many years of English classes I have acquired more and more skills and many more are sure to come as I continue my education. My writing skills have only gotten better from the time of ninth grade English class until today....   [tags: Essays Papers] 774 words
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Issues in Teaching Writing - Writing proves daily to be a tool one can use in their own way to express themselves. Many teachers have their own approaches to teaching writing and not to say that they are not effective I just feel that if some people change their approach some of the problems I myself see can be changed by a change in the approach to teaching and assessing writing. Some issues I see are students not being exposed to different styles of writing, their writing assignments challenge their knowledge and remembrance instead of their analytical and critical thinking skills, and the way teachers assess writing....   [tags: tool, english class, writing styles] 1364 words
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Different Styles of Writing - Different Styles of Writing Over the past couple of weeks I’ve learned a lot about the styles of writing. I have read both Joseph M. Williams: Style Toward Clarity and Grace along with William Strunk and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style which have both expanded my mind on style in papers. Throughout this paper I’m going to explain the following things that I think are the most important in terms of style in a paper for school, work and everyday life. I think the number one of the most important thing about style is Chapter 3 in Strunk and White’s book called A Few Matters of Form....   [tags: Writing Writers Education Essays]
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Literary Analysis of Writing Styles Between Harper Lee and Stephen King - Both Harper Lee and Stephen King are well known authors throughout the novel world. This could not be accomplished by both of them with out great individual writing styles. While Harper Lee and Stephen King both exemplify great writing styles in relation to the six traits of writing in their books, Harper Lee chooses to focus more on voice in her work by holding the readers attention by using great diction in To Kill a Mocking Bird, while Stephen King prefers to focus more on idea development from using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place in his style of writing....   [tags: Literary Comparison]
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The Five Paragraph Essay and My Own Writing Style - The five paragraph essay is tremendously valuable to me as a student. I have realized throughout my research that this format is seldom used by professionals; it is mostly used by students like me. I believe I now understand why that is; it seems to be a very clear way of composing a paper. It has a great deal of structure to it, and allows for more consistency and a better flow. Without having such structure, it is easy to go off on tangents, and at the same time, confuse the reader. The five-paragraph essay is essentially a sealant....   [tags: essays, writing styles,] 820 words
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Analysis of a College Writing Class - English has always been my favorite subject in school because a person can learn a lot through writing and can express themselves in many ways. Through taking this class I have realized that there are certain things most high school students think they know about English but in all reality there is a lot more to writing then just expressing yourself. I have personally learned how to write a summary and response paper, rhetorical analysis paper, synthesis paper, peer reviews and I have also learned how important your audience is during the writing process....   [tags: writing process, styles, peer reviews] 614 words
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Writing Styles: the Way They Are Interpreted - Is it true that sports are male dominated. Do women not have the right to enjoy football as much as men do. These are topics that Pat Griffin talks about in her essay. Griffin argues that there is "resistance to gender equality in sports" because society tends "to marginalize and control the growth of women's athletics" (Griffin 449). Griffin expresses these arguments in her article "Sport: Where Men Are Men and Women Are Trespassers" by using different types of effective language. One of the effective ways she uses language is to include cultural examples to get her point across to the reader, attempting to stop sexism in the world of sports....   [tags: American Literature] 747 words
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Social and Political Aspects in Kipling and Dickens' Writing Styles - Social and Political Aspects in Kipling and Dickens' Writing Styles The Victorian period started from 1830 to 1901, and it was known for various aspects. These aspects are distributed between authors and writers of this era. The Victorian period is so called due to Queen Victoria who ruled Britain successfully, and the city of London expanded from about two million people to six and a half at the time of her death. Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling are representatives of Victorian literature; each of them is concerned with specific social and political issues of that era, and these issues are shown in their stories....   [tags: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Great Expectations Essays] 1161 words
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The Style of Writing - The Style of Writing According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, the definition of style is “a characteristic manner of expression”(612). Usually words such as personal, individual, and unique also come to mind when we think of writing style. I have always associated writing style with belonging uniquely to one individual, meaning that everyone had his or her own style. After reading, “Style Toward Clarity and Grace” by Joseph Williams and “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays] 1202 words
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Writing with Personal Style - Writing with Personal Style Writing style is completely malleable. In this sense, style is effected by the author’s mood, intended audience, knowledge on the topic, attitude toward the topic, environment and state of consciousness-- give or take. Some may even say that the movement of the moon changes one’s ability to bring words together. But that is not the whole story. Given a group of fifty students, all generally similar, put in the same environment, taught by the same teacher using the same techniques (et c), you will have fifty different styles....   [tags: Writing Styles style Essays]
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Oroonoko by Aphra Behn - Originally published in 1688, Aphra Behn’s groundbreaking novel Oronooko remains a rich artifact for decoding the context and era in which it was written in. When Oroonoko had first been published, the basic concept of the novel as a writing technique was still in early experimental stages. Aphra Behn, though, through countless stylistic techniques and interwoven patterns, seamlessly wrote one of the earliest and most important novels of all time. This essay will elaborate upon such stylistic traits and patterns and further the reader’s understanding of not only the novel, but also what Oroonoko really said about the culture of the time period....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Writing Styles]
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Key Elements of Good Writing Style - Key Elements of Good Writing Style After reading William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style and Joseph M. Williams’ Style: Beyond Clarity and Grace, participating in hours of classroom discussion, and writing five short essays on the topic, I’m struck by the complexity of evaluating “writing style”. But I don’t know why I should be amazed. Borne from the elaborate human thought process, we instinctively dress up our writing in thrift-store duds or Fifth Avenue couture. Writing styles express our individuality; they are our language fingerprints – the writer’s identity is exposed, and no two styles are exactly alike....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Journal Analyzing the Byronic Hero and Lord Byron’s Writing Styles - A Journal Analyzing the Byronic Hero, Those who Closely Resemble the Hero, Byron’s Writing Styles and Literary Criticism (Journal entry 1, Defining the Byronic Hero) The Byronic Hero is a term derived from the poetic narrative, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, by Lord Byron. Though the idea of the Byronic Hero originated with the creation of Byron’s characters, Byron himself possessed the physical features associated with the Byronic Hero. These features include dark brooding eyes, dark hair, pale skin and a slender frame....   [tags: Lord Byron]
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The Writing Styles Of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors - The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors "Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment". (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there is a fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from any other genre....   [tags: essays research papers] 1785 words
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The Importance of Clarity in Writing - The Importance of Clarity in Writing To write a good paper is there a magical recipe to follow. If there is you will not find it in these two books; Williams' Style: Toward Clarity and Grace and Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. What you will find is the elements that should be present to have a successful paper. Of all the styles mention though, one seems to stick out more then the others. This is the element of Clarity. What is clarity, you may be asking. It is simply the process of making your paper clear to the intended audience of your text....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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What I Learned in Communication Skills Class - During the course of this semester; the variety of writing styles and essays assigned to me in my communication skills class encouraged the development of my writing skills, as well as provided me with more self-assurance in my abilities. My writing, research, and presentation abilities enhanced through practice, determination, and the understanding I gained during this course. With every single writing assignment, I learned new innovative approaches and skills, which enhanced my abilities to improve my thoughts logically, enabling me to write more clearly, and to organize my papers more effectively....   [tags: writing styles, skills and presentation abilities] 760 words
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Writing Style is Important - Writing Style is Important Contrary to popular conceptions of the term ‘style’, I have found that in the context of this class, as well as in the context of the books “Style Toward Clarity and Grace” by Joseph M. Williams and “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White, that ‘style’ is not style in the sense that it is the way I write (in such as way as ‘everyone has their own unique style’). Style encompasses many elements to writing a cohesive, clear paper. However, I feel that in order to write a clear cohesive essay or paper, I must write in my own way, a way that I am familiar with....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Writing Style is Important - Writing Style is Important Before expounding on the elements and forms of style, there are two main questions that should be asked: What is style, and why should one be concerned with it. In answer to the first question, I believe that style is choice. One’s style is determined by the types of words he chooses, and the diction with which he displays them. A style can be casual or formal, simple or verbose; every time an author writes something, he is making decisions on how he wants to present his information....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Defining Writing Style - Defining Style In a search for the meaning of true style, I consulted two books on the subject. These texts differ on many levels, but most strikingly are their styles of presentation. Strunk and White, authors of The Elements of Style, lean more towards the rule-book approach, telling us what to do and when to do it without much explanation. John Williams, on the other hand, uses his book Style: Toward Clarity and Grace in almost a lecture form, filled with comparative examples of correct and incorrect ways to approach his stylistic suggestions....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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A Look into the Dark Side of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and was found barely conscious on a Baltimore street in 1949 two years after his wife’s death. Three days later Poe was dead at the age of forty. Just like the way he lived his life and died, many of his stories and poems were a mystery. Two of his most famous works “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Raven” were dark and mysterious fictions with dark characters and mysterious plots. “The Cask of Amontillado” was a story about the dark act of satanic pursuit of revenge, unlike “The Raven” which invited us into the soul of a grieving man....   [tags: Biography, Writing Styles, Poems]
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The Influence of the Bible on William Blake - During the British Romantic period, some writers used material from the Bible or imitated the Bible in style of writing or content. William Blake, a Romantic writer, engraver, and painter, believed that “the Bible was the greatest work of poetry ever written” (Barker 2004). The Bible influenced him throughout this life, specifically influencing both his writing and his art. There are many references to Biblical themes within his writing, and there are also many references to specific passages of Scripture (Barker 2004)....   [tags: Biblical Themes, Writing Styles]
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The Wonderfully Wacky Words of Dr, Seuss - The Wonderfully Wacky Words of Dr. Seuss “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” (Dr. Seuss Quotes). This quote by Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, shows that he wasn't afraid to be himself. Despite the fact that many people told him he was to weird to be likable, Dr. Seuss turned out to be very successful. Dr. Seuss overcame social norms by thinking outside the box, pursuing his interests, and making learning fun for young children. Geisel made funny and creative characters which he expressed his ideas through....   [tags: Dr.Seuss, Author, Writing Styles]
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Discovering the Road with Steinbeck and Kerouac - Although ten years separated their respective journeys, Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck expressed similar views in their road narratives. They focused on the rapidly evolving American societal landscape, while using the theme of mobility as a “central structural metaphor” (Cresswell). That is, both authors used exploration through time and movement as a Modernist method of alignment with their exploration of American society. Kerouac and Steinbeck, despite a significant gap in age, were also united by their their “natural anarchism”, or dissenting opinion on American consumerism and selfishness during the 1950s and 1960s....   [tags: writing styles, literature]
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Writing Style - Writing Style What is writing style. I started out thinking that writing style is a personal thing and that all writers have their own style. But, this way of thinking is really just a simple way to answer the question. After more careful thought, I realized that style is actually quite the opposite of personal and original. Style is a form of standardization. As writers, we all follow certain rules and guidelines to make our point. Style is these rules and guidelines. For a writer to better understand style, multitudes of books and helpful guides have been published....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays]
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Eudora Welty and Feminism - Feminism can be defined as a social idea that men and women should both have equal rights. The topic of feminism has been debated for many years. Throughout the early 1900's, the Women's Rights Movement was one of the largest social movements in the United States. Eudora Welty was born in 1909, right around the time where women's rights were being debated the most. Welty grew up in Mississippi, a common setting in many of her short stories. She was a smart girl who enjoyed reading and writing. Welty was also an artistic soul who enjoyed painting, photography and drawing....   [tags: Biography, Writing Styles, Author]
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The Dark Side of Robert Frost’s Nature - Robert Frost is known for his poems about nature, he writes about trees, flowers, and animals. This is a common misconception, Robert Frost is more than someone who writes a happy poem about nature. The elements of nature he uses are symbolic of something more, something darker, and something that needs close attention to be discovered. Flowers might not always represent beauty in Robert Frost’s poetry. Symbolism is present in every line of the nature’s poet’s poems. The everyday objects present in his poems provide the reader an alternative perspective of the world....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Writing Styles]
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Good Writing Style - The Elements of Style written by William Strunk and E.B. White, and Style: Toward Clarity and Grace written by Jospeh Williams both offer suggestions for establishing the comprehensive application of literary techniques and style. Each book, constructed differently, focuses on various areas of writing through comprehensive basic rules and guidelines. These books specifically identify the basic foundation for writing rules of usage, principle composition and offer suggestions for different types of style approach....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Defining Writing Style - Defining Writing "Style" Many accomplished authors have tried distinguishing what "good writing style" is. Some believe it is writing simply, others believe it is writing precisely. Numerous books have been published in order to help define this murky area called "style." Matthew Arnold, poet and critic, once said "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style." So why then is this topic so unclearly defined. Perhaps it is because each person has had different writing influences and needs improvement in different areas....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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William Golding and William Shakespeare - How come authors like William Golding and William Shakespeare are both famous and grandiose writers . Well, the answer to this question might be that both writers use rhetoric devices. Rhetoric devices are techniques used by writers or a speaker used to make their stories or speech more interesting or persuasive (if the writer or the speaker is trying to persuade someone). There are many rhetoric devices that writers use. Therefore, there are different kinds of important rhetoric devices that include figurative languages (similes, metaphors, and personifications), irony, and foreshadowing....   [tags: Writing Styles, Rhetoric] 920 words
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East Vs. West: Characteristics of Literature - Eastern and Western literature dates far back in time. Many of the key characteristics of both styles of writing are what make them what they are today. Eastern literature was represented by many of the pieces we read during class, one of the most prominent ones being The Red Lotus of Chastity. This piece originated during the eleventh century in India. Many key characteristics can be found in this piece identifying it as eastern literature such as the use of Hinduism throughout the piece. The religion of Hinduism originates in the eastern area and is currently practiced there....   [tags: styles, writing, religion, heros] 906 words
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Three is Better Than One: An Analysis of Fernando Pessoa and His Heteronyms - Writer Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa had a very dynamic way of writing poems because of his countless personalities. Pessoa was known to write poems as different personas, which made each of his works very different from each other. Pessoa had a total of 72 different heteronyms, which “were individuals with their own history, biography, personal characteristics and unmistakable literary style” (5).These heteronyms included himself, because even his own person was a heteronym on its own” (3). Some of his most famous alter egos were Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Alvaro de Campos....   [tags: Fernando Nogueira, Writing Styles, Analysis]
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Style and its Relationship to Good Writing - Style and its Relationship to Good Writing Style. It’s a small word that packs a powerful punch, and most writers do not stop to think about what it truly means. Initially, I thought style was a personal element in writing specific to the writer and to change this personalized style of writing was absolutely forbidden. However, through our class exploration of the two style manuals, Style Toward Clarity and Grace and The Elements of Style, this original definition was challenged, and eventually changed based on the compelling evidence....   [tags: Writing Education Style Styles Essays]
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Writing Style - Writing Style I hear inner Strunk and White voices of “don’t overwrite”, “write in a way that comes naturally,” and so forth, going through my head. I have visions of endless Williams examples and illustrations on clarity. I see weeks of blog writings flashing through my memory. From all of this, I now own and believe in a firm and personal definition of what style is and what good writing entails. William Strunk and E.B. White’s book The Elements of Style, along with Joseph M. Williams’s book Style Toward Clarity and Grace helped lead me to this point, which is: what is the point....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Writing Style - Writing Style When constructing a piece of writing, a student may sometimes find herself struggling to remember grammar rules or style principles. A handy reference guide would help her out immensely. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s book, The Elements of Style, and Joseph Williams’ book, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, assist writers improve their work in various ways. Strunk and Whites’ book took a simple approach, while Williams went more in-depth, with elaborate explanations and varying choices for each writing style....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Biography on Journalist Thomas Friedman - Thomas Friedman is an op-ed journalist that works for The New York Times. He often writes about issues concerning the Middle East but has some focus on America and other foreign countries like China. He is Jewish, well educated, and sixty years old. His experiences as a teenager and the way he was raised influence how he writes and is the reason for his focus on foreign affairs for The New York Times. He has also more recently been focused on a green revolution that needs to happen soon. Thomas Friedman's passion for environmentalism started from his passion of the Middle East because he saw that the world is not on a stable path and a change needs to be made soon....   [tags: styles, writing, topics] 1189 words
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Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy’s novels frequently shift on dastardly turns of chance. Wrong turns and minor mishaps on the way to churches, mistaken impressions of deaths, unexpected inheritances, and unreceived letters all affect the outcomes of the decisions made by the characters in Hardy’s fiction. These twists of luck outside the character’s control makes judging the morality of their actions more complex. Should Hardy’s characters be judged by their actions or their intentions. Chengping Zhang asserts in “Moral Luck in Thomas Hardy's Fiction” that Hardy uses “moral chance” to cause readers to question their moral judgments....   [tags: Writer, Writing Styles] 1192 words
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Insights on Style - Insights on Style A writer sits down on his hickory brown leather upholstered chair in a lowered den of a cape-cod house in the country. He slips his bifocals up the ridge of his nose and pulls his typewriter with both arms to a comfortable typing distance. He is now ready to write and write with style. He has in mind that his certain eloquence will provide cohesion, concision and elegance that will be clear and concise so the reader will be able to determine exactly the message he is portraying....   [tags: Style Writing Styles Essays]
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A Writer's Choice - A Writer's Choice "The words we use to communicate our impressions cannot alone constitute a vocabulary sufficient to describe style, but they are part of one…" (Williams 18-19). This excerpt from Joseph M. Williams' Style Toward Clarity and Grace conveys a common theme in his book: Style is complex, and it is a matter of choice. Although writers across the nation may have been taught similar features of style and therefore produce similar products, they may choose to use or disregard those elements of style at will....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Good Style is a Reflection of a Writer Making Good Choices - Good Style is a Reflection of a Writer Making Good Choices When putting pen to paper or typing on a keyboard in order to write something, a writer makes decisions. These decisions will result in what will be the writer’s finished work and will unintentionally reflect what the writer knows about writing style. In just trying to convey his or her ideas, a writer will follow rules of grammar and spelling as well as various advice accumulated through formal and informal education. If the writer has a good understanding of what they’ve learned, it will come out in their writing....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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The Most Important Element of Style - The Most Important Element of Style I've collected numerous ideas from both Joseph William's book Style Toward Clarity and Grace and William Strunk and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. These books serve as reference guides to writers seeking guidance in improving their writing skills. I feel the text format of any writing is the most important element of style. The text layout in regards to style deals with font, size and contrast. The font makes the text. You are able to change the font to show importance or the use quotes....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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The Importance of Style - The Importance of Style If there’s one thing that this class has taught me, it’s that one of the single most important aspect to consider in writing, is that of the style. Style can be defined many ways, whether it be an analysis of oneÂ’s writing proficiency and technical accuracy, or the writerÂ’s voice, and how they bring across their message to the readers. Without style, all writing becomes at least one of two things: a boring, dragging piece whose clipped pace turns the reader totally off, or it becomes so poorly written that the question of the author’s intelligence comes into play while reading the piece....   [tags: Writing Writer Style Styles Essays]
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Style Controversy - Style Controversy Upon completion of the both stylebooks, Strunk and White and Williams, I have found that style is much more than whatever one sees fit for themselves. This is true at least for essay writing not necessarily creative writing. As with other debated subjects where guidelines are drawn as to what constitutes a good work of art, film, or music, writing has guidelines which good compositions fit into and can therefore be compared and contrasted with other works. That is not to say there is one way to do any essay but there are parameters which must be met and set for a paper to be critiqued....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays]
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Comparative Style-book Essay - Comparative Style-book Essay Two well-know style books are The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, and Style Toward Clarity and Grace, by Williams. Both of these books are very beneficial, discussing grammar rules, style, and composition, all with the aim to make its readers better writers. They teach readers to use proper techniques and proofread their papers so they can improve their writing style. Although the books goals are the same, each one approaches it in a different way, emphasizing certain points above others....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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What is Style? - What is Style. The overall concept of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style and Joseph Williams Style Toward Clarity and Grace is to educate those who wish to better their writing ability. If one wanted to become better at a sport they would research principles of that sport to become a better athlete. Similarly, if one wanted to become a better athlete they would return to the basics in order to make sure that they knew what they were doing. I think that same idea is present in educating oneself to becoming a better writer, a better historian, a better mathematician, a better athlete, a better philosopher, a better linguist, whatever it is that one wants to become better at will involve...   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Growing With Style - Growing With Style Defining writing style is somewhat like describing Big Foot. People study it, and talk about it, they try to enlighten others about it. But when it’s all said and done, you just rely on; “I’ll know it when I see it.” Style is not unique onto ourselves, but I think that we all, either as audience or as writer, have our own interpretation of style. For example, the University of Miami’s Philosophy and Literature Departments hold a Bad Writing Contest that gives mock prizes to the “worst published academic writing” that someone can find (Miami.edu)....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Style - Style After reading Strunk and White’s, The Elements of Style, Williams’, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, and my peers’ reviews of these two books, I have come up with an all encompassing answer to the question: what is style, and what elements are most important to all writers. The answer is: there is no clear cut definition of style. It is ever changing; and is based on society’s views of what makes good writing, not necessarily the writer’s own thoughts on the matter. Therefore, the writer is better off following the set rules of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, determined by society; then adding her own voice....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Paper]
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Writing to About My English Classes - I am writing to you to tell you more about the English class I am taking at State University. You know how I always have troubles in English essays. Well, today I am delighted to tell you that my writing has improved significantly after taking the English 101 class conducted by Professor Rob Geis. I enjoyed this class very much and I would like to share with the both of you how I have learnt to use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating in English. The ten weeks of English class has been interesting and fruitful, I have learnt a lot of writing and reading skills that have indeed helped me in improving my English....   [tags: Writing About Writing ] 792 words
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