Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 13th edition

  • Joseph M. Williams
  • Joseph Bizup

Overview

For courses in English and writing.

Emphasizes the importance of style in writing for a global audience
Revel Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace asserts that good style is a matter of making informed choices in the service of one’s readers. While writers know best what they want to say, readers ultimately decide if they’ve said it well. This long-established and highly respected text builds on that premise, with this 13th Edition providing up-to-date advice on gender-neutral writing and writing for global audiences. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

PART I: STYLE AS CHOICE
1. Correctness and Style

PART II: CLARITY
2. Actions
3. Characters
4. Cohesion and Coherence
5. Emphasis

PART III: CLARITY OF FORM
6. Framing Documents
7. Framing Sections

PART IV: GRACE
8.Concision
9. Shape
10. Elegance

PART V: ETHICS
11. The Ethics of Clarity
12. Beyond Clarity

Appendix I: Punctuation
Appendix II: Using Sources

Published by Pearson (January 9th 2020) - Copyright © 2021