Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials

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Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and links—the five essentials of good writing:

  1. punctuation,
  2. grammar,
  3. fact-checking,
  4. style, and
  5. voice.

Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book:

  • Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems. Writers select which system to use in their writing.
  • Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing.
  • Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources.
  • Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs.
  • Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece.

Relevant and succinctly written, Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing.

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Linda Spencer has taught copyediting classes in continuing education programs for over fifteen years at various schools including the University of Massachusetts and the University of Maine. In addition, she is a freelance writer and editor of various textbooks in language arts and social studies. For over ten years, Spencer has taught this approach in popular continuing education classes and, using WebEx, to students around the world—in India, Germany, and Chile.

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Spencer offers classroom-tested methodologies that demystify the writing process, which is appealing to both novice and professional writers. This user-friendly guide puts the responsibility for making thoughtful choices about the application of five writing essentials where it belongs—into the hands of the writer. (Lisa Breger, Director of College Composition, Pine Manor College)

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