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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The sense of structure : writing from the reader's perspective /|
|Author||Gopen, George D.,|
|Subjects||English language--Rhetoric. ; Report writing. ; 18.04 English language.--(NL-LeOCL)077611969|
|Collation||xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-236) and index.
This composition guide for students teaches writing from the perspective of readers. Rather than laying out grammatical rules, the text focuses on how readers make decisions concerning what a given sentence or paragraph means. This approach is intended to help students realize what they already intu. The Complexity of the English Sentence -- A Structural Anatomy of the English Sentence -- Weights and Balances; Motions and Connections -- "Whose Paragraph Is It, Anyway?": The Shapes of the English Paragraph -- "Write the Way You Speak" and Other Bad Pieces of Advice -- Mark My Words: A Reader's Perspective on the World of Punctuation.