Books About Writing
Beginning Writing Texts
Advanced Writing Texts

Beginning Writing Texts


 Adler, Mortimer J., and Charles Van Doran. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Revised edition. New York: Touchstone, 1972.
 Badke, William B. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog. 4th ed. iUniverse, Inc, 2011.
 Colomb, Gregory G. and Joseph M. Williams. Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
 Kane, Thomas S. The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing. New York: Berkley Books, 1988.
   Orwell, George. “Politics and the English Language.” Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays. London: Secker and Warburg, 1950.
 Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
   Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. (Note the excellent discussion of research writing.)
   Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 30th anniversary ed. New York: Harper Collins, 2006.

 

Reading classic literature and literary essays can help you learn to write more clearly, cogently, and beautifully. Contact a faculty member or the
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