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Try adding a carriage return after every sentence or phrase, the rhythm is evident: While Standing in Line for Death Caconrad. Jul 26, Jonathan Ball rated it really liked it. PaperbackFourth Edition.

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Revising Prose by Richard A. Lanham

Anyone, even the ordinary non-writer, can benefit from reading this book and applying its insights to their own writing. Preview — Revising Prose by Richard A. The steps of the Paramedic Method are as follows: Writers communicate ineffectively because they mimic the patterns other writers employ. Petr Ruzicka on 29 Nov He seems to have had a very keen intellect.

In other words, Lanham understands his approach to style is evaluative. Hence, it provides neither the detail nor the scope of books prosee Joseph Williams' "Style: Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

Aug 06, Tiffany added it. Lanham believes the ubiquity of the Official Style is a product of imitation rather than laziness. Restate the action with an active verb 5. Stressing the importance of the single sentence, The Paramedic Method of revision provides students with an easily learned method of revision to combat the obscurities of meaning that plague The Official Styl As revsing title implies, this book deals with revising, not with original composition.

Dec 07, Peter Rogers rated it it was amazing. My favorite takeaway is this tip for improving the rhythm and cadence of your writing. I feel like I don't make many of the more overt mistakes he langam, although I'm sure my style leans more toward the Official Style than I'd like.

Mark off the sentence's basic rhythmic units, eliminating "laundry list" formulations and repeated sentence patterns 8. I'm teaching a writing workshop at a tiny high school and am surprised at how much of the students' work is in 'Offical Style' Lanham's term: The Official Style, as he styles it, is the way textbooks, school reports, and far too many academic works are written.

However, this book provides a lot of excellent information for all kind of writers. Books by Richard A.

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If you don't pay attention, you'll give yourself away. Sign Eevising We're sorry! At times it is extremely repetitive, but for a very strong reason.

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