The new Oxford guide to writing / Thomas S. Kane.

By: Kane, Thomas SMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988Description: viii, 327 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0195045386 (alk. paper); 9780195045383 (alk. paper); 0195090594; 9780195090598Subject(s): English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | English language -- Grammar -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | English language Composition - ManualsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: New Oxford guide to writing.DDC classification: 808/.042 LOC classification: PE1408 | .K2728 1988Other classification: 18.04 | HD 226 Summary: Covers the writing process, the structure of essays, exposition, sentences, diction, description, narration, and punctuation.
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Includes indexes.

Includes index.

Covers the writing process, the structure of essays, exposition, sentences, diction, description, narration, and punctuation.

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Kane, who also wrote the earlier Oxford Guide to Writing (1983), leads the student in some detail through such fundamentals as planning the writing project, grammar, style, and things to avoidall with a view to developing command over the niceties of proper expository prose. The early chapters conclude with short practice exercises. Throughout, excerpts from distinguished authors are offered as examples. Major sections are devoted to the essay, paragraph, sentence, diction, description and narration, and punctuation. A bit stuffy for general readers, and aspiring creative and professional writers might not buy into all this self-conscious correctness. Still, suited for use in college English courses or as an extra reference in libraries not overstocked on this subject. William A. Donovan, Chicago P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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About the Author:Thomas Kane was formerly Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Waterbury, where he taught writing for over twenty-five years. He co-edited The Short Story and the Reader and Writing Prose, Sixth Edition, both with Leonard J. Peters, and wrote The Oxford Guide to Writing.

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