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Compose Yourself Harry Blamires

Compose Yourself

Harry Blamires

Published December 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780141010533
Paperback
256 pages
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Compose Yourself is the ideal reference work for anyone who wants to express their thoughts in the clearest and most effective way for any audience—whether in essays, journalism, letters or work reports. Inaccurate or poorly expressed writing canMoreCompose Yourself is the ideal reference work for anyone who wants to express their thoughts in the clearest and most effective way for any audience—whether in essays, journalism, letters or work reports. Inaccurate or poorly expressed writing can create a detrimental impression on the reader, but it is easy to avoid such problems by thinking logically about what you want to say before starting to write. Packed with examples of poor usage from sources such as magazines and newspapers, this commonsense guide demonstrates the best ways of producing confident and persuasive English. An invaluable addition to the bookshelf of everyone who wants to write well, it provides the key tools to help you:Focus on what you want to say and keep your message clearUse words meaningfully and unambiguouslyPrevent common errors in usage and lapses in grammarFind the most appropriate language for your subjectAvoid jargon, clichés and misuse of metaphorsCut out unnecessary phrases and words