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A Writing Handbook (Dr. Mark Womack)

14 June 2019

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Extract from A Writing Handbook by Dr Mark Womack

A Writing Handbook

Introduction

“Most writing handbooks try to cover every conceivable aspect of composition, style, grammar, and punctuation. This handbook has more modest goals and a more strategic focus.

This online handbook only covers the topics I typically need to review for my college writing students. So the advice offered here principally applies to those learning to write formal, academic essays. Moreover, I don’t cover the few topics I do discuss comprehensively. There are, for example, many rules for using commas. I deal with only a handful of them because those are the comma issues my students encounter most often and find most puzzling. In short, the scope and depth of this handbook matches the needs of a very specific audience: college students in English and Composition classes.

Recommended Writing Resources

Anyone serious about the craft of writing will, of course, need more comprehensive guides to composing correct and elegant prose than the one provided here. If you want more (and better) help with your writing, here are some resources I both recommend and use myself.

William Strunk and E. B. White’s The Elements of Style is a classic and deservedly so. Unlike most writing handbooks it’s so brief you can easily read it cover-to-cover. (And if you want to improve your writing, you probably should.)”

http://drmarkwomack.com/a-writing-handbook/

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About Dr. Mark Womack

About

“Dr. Mark Womack teaches students how to read closely and to write well.

Currently employed at the Harmony School of Ingenuity teaching Dual Credit AP English classes, he has enjoyed a long career as a college English professor. His college teaching experience includes frequent courses in Freshman composition, surveys of British Literature, and Shakespeare classes. He has also taught classes on a range of subjects including: Milton, Renaissance Drama, the Theory and Practice of Close Reading, and J.R.R. Tolkien.”

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http://drmarkwomack.com/about/

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