By Bruce Ross-Larson

ISBN-10: 039334116X

ISBN-13: 9780393341164

Within the first a part of this helpful ebook, the writer exhibits tips to remedy universal difficulties of writing. The reader will how one can realize universal difficulties of writing. The reader will how to realize phrases and words that are supposed to be minimize; find out how to shorten bulky sentences; the best way to set up the weather of pairs, sequence, and compound matters and predicates; find out how to realize and rectify mismanaged participles; and the way to be looking for the higher word.

The moment a part of the booklet contains greater than 1500 concepts for cuts, adjustments, and comparisons that editors make to provide writing that's concise and powerful.

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For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. " (Matthew 13:10-14, Jerusalem Bible) ILLITERACY AT OXFORD AND HARVARD 15 He goes on to say this is the fulfillment of a passage in Isiah (6:9-10). This is a hard saying, but he makes it even harder in Mark 4:11-12: The secret . . is given to you, but to those who are outside everything comes in parables, so that they may see and see again, but not perceive; may hear and hear again, but not understand; otherwise they might be converted and be forgiven.

He was excited about reading and writing and learning, and he had us writing about Dostoevsky and truth and the meaning of life—and writing fairy tales too. I loved writing and I decided I wanted to become a high school English teacher like him. This essay was published in 1998 in Reflective Stories: Becoming Teachers of College English and English Education. Eds. H. Thomas McCrackin and Richard L. Larson, with Judith Entes. Urbana IL: NCTE. 91-114. But I've added here the third reflection. 5 6 PREMISES AND FOUNDATIONS In college, my experience of writing was the experience of being knocked down, but then stubbornly picking myself up, dusting myself off, and finally succeeding.

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