the Back Cover --
This workbook is designed to
give students practical advice about expressing ideas clearly and
shaping essays logically. The examples of good and weak phrasing are
drawn from actual students and have a genuine sound.
The advice is brief and to the point, allowing ample space for students
to do exercises on revising sentences, adding color and style to their
writing, and expanding paragraphs.
The workbook is organized as a complete course in composition. Chapters
include Shaping Essays, Building Paragraphs, Composing Sentences,
Choosing Words, Editing Drafts, and Practicing Modes.
This book can be used by college freshmen, high school seniors, or
adults who want to improve their communication skills.
David W. Berry has taught composition, research, and literature for
thirty years at major universities and prep schools. Presently, Dr.
Berry serves as the Chair of the English Department at The
Wardlaw-Hartridge School in New Jersey. Earlier he worked as a newspaper
reporter and political columnist. He has been awarded the Bachelor of
Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees in English.