Book Report On Strunk And Whit

546 words - 3 pages

The book Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is a book which talks about rules of the English language. Rules that are important in communication between one person to the next. In the book, White has his rules and Strunk has his own, but they come together to make the book more detailed. Strunk talks about things such as using 's when you are talking about plural, adding 's to make a noun possessive, putting commas where they are needed and breaking sentences off properly. On the other hand, White is talking about things like placing yourself in the background, don't overwrite and don't overstate. Although Strunk's rules deal more with ...view middle of the document...

Placing a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause. If there is a comma placed in the middle of a sentence before a word, such as and or but, there are two separate clauses in that sentence. When the comma is reached the second clause has the appearance of an after-thought. You should be careful on the that rule because if there is not an and or but then the comma should be a semicolon. Make sure that you keep the writing in one tense because the reader may get confused if the writer keeps going to past to present or even future. He also says that you should place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end. He feels this is necessary because it makes the prominent position more emphatic if its is before the emphatic word. White has a different view on writing. He is more into the presentation of the writing more than the mechanics. Place yourself in the background, it gives you more of the natural feeling as you write, like you are there at the time and it makes your writing so much more complete. If you vision yourself in the background then the writing is going to come more naturally. It is wise to make the sentence complete by using nouns and verbs because without both the sentence will not sound right. Another thing that I learned from White is that it is not wise to overwrite or underwrite. If you don't write enough then the reader does not have enough information and if you write too much then the reader might be bored by it. Some other things I learned is that you should use orthodox, avoid fancy words and be clear.

Find Another Essay On Book Report On Strunk And Whit

Book report on "Dune" by

471 words - 2 pages The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The title and the setting of the book are used to establish the bleakness and isolation of the planet Arrakis. The plot and resolution bring together the multiple factions including the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production.The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where

Book Report On Cover Up

2018 words - 8 pages the investigation. Many witnesses when questioned as to where they thought the shots came from, answered, not the Book Depository, but the grassy knoll. Also some claimed to see a puff of smoke rise from the trees in front of a wooden fence at the top of the grassy knoll. The Warren Commission ignored these observations, and never addressed them. There were also many accounts of suspicious behavior on the knoll from denial of access prior to the

Book Report On The Outsiders

971 words - 4 pages Book Report On The Outsiders Character Analysis: Ponyboy Curtis - Ponyboy is a fourteen-year-old member of a gang called the Greasers. His parents died in a car accident, so he lives alone with his two older brothers, Darry and Soda. He is a good student and athlete, but most people at school consider him a vagrant like his Greaser friends. Sodapop Curtis - Soda is Pony's handsome, charming older brother. He dropped out of school to

Book Report on Animal Farm

607 words - 2 pages improvements of the animal farm and the farmer men are surprised by their success. Napoleon finally changes the farm name back to manner farm. The story ends with the moral of the whole book, consequently, the pigs and the previous humans had very few contradictions on the idea of dictatorship.

Book Report On The LOTTERY

1009 words - 4 pages too late and that is what sometimes happens to us this day and age. Ii thought that the stones were the people's words and Tessie was being made fun of. Sometimes we just say stuff without even thinking and we just pick on people and then when one person starts everyone joins in and you think its fun and great until the leader turns and does it to you. So think before you act or speak.The way felt sad after I read the book. I just was amazed on

"How Angels Fall": Book Report, Review, and Summary on Walter Dean Myers' book

2529 words - 10 pages carrying thirty pounds on my back all day would have done me in. I would not have been able to stand it, and would have used any way possible to get out of Vietnam. That is why I enjoyed reading Fallen Angels better than I would have enjoyed living in Perry's shoes. However, I would not recommend the book to most friends or family members. There is a lot of graphic violence in the story as well as cussing. Also, some parts of the story got a

Sense and Sensibility Book Report

1712 words - 7 pages Book Report - Sense and Sensibility 1.) In Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, the title is a metaphor for the two main characters Elinor and Marianne. Elinor represents sense and Marianne represents sensibility.We find out early that Elinor does not share her feelings. When Edward comes into the story, there was an immediate attraction. She tells no one of her feelings. It was just assumed that they are meant for each other. When Edward has to

Book report on "Shaq Talks Back"

821 words - 3 pages The book that I read for my book report is "Shaq Talks Back" By Shaquille O'Neal. This book is an autobiography about an all time great basketball player. In his career he has won many awards for being so great and since I knew that I wanted to learn more about the great basketball player.Shaq was born in the ghetto of Newark, New Jersey on March 6, 1972. As a youngster he played there in parks with other children. Then his mom, Lucille Harrison

Book report on Camus The Stranger

595 words - 2 pages The Purpose:Camus himself, on the back cover of the book says the book is an exploration of "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd"; at first glance this book seems to have an almost unhealthy lack of the absurd and Camus' statement seems meaningless. That is until the book as a whole is explored and one realizes that the lack of such is exactly what is absurd. The Stranger forces one to read between, and even through, the lines in a search

History Book Report on Augustus Caesar

874 words - 3 pages The aim of this book is to primarily help students in preparing for Advanced Level examinations. It is also useful in aiding a student who wants to pursue an introductory history course at a university by acting as a resource. Therefore this short book should not be judged as a work of original research, but as a clear and accurate account of the major features of its topic, suitable for reasonably intelligent and motivated readers aged between

book report on "Hiroshima" by John Hersey

804 words - 3 pages ISSUES Briefly describe the issues that are dealt with in the book.This book was vary informative to me. This book mainly talked about the affectsof nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atombomb ever dropped on a city. It speaks about how even if you did survive the blast youwere so badly injured that you would die soon anyway. It talked about an incident wheresomeone's eye was melting and was oozing down his

Similar Essays

Book Report On Sullivan

433 words - 2 pages time, Wildeve and Thomasin get married. Also Clym and Eustacia get married. The novel then continues on to show the hardships and problems of these lovers. It shows the problems they incounter and how they deal with these dilemmas. It shows how different feelings can bring these relationships to ends and that nothing is necesarily forever.3. The title Return of the Native is the basis of the plot of this book. This book is about the

Book Report On John Steinbeck's "Of Mice And Men"

1969 words - 8 pages faith that enables George to actually believe his account of their future.Lennie: A large, lumbering migrant worker with a mild developmental disability. Lennie depends completely on George for guidance and protection. The two share a vision of a farm that they will one day own, a vision that Lennie believes in wholeheartedly. Gentle and kind, Lennie nevertheless cannot understand his own strength and his love of petting things, like animals, dresses

Book Report On "Race And Place" By Susan Welch

1467 words - 6 pages Racial integration and attitudes have been studied extensively, however very little research has been conducted on the influence of residence on race relations and attitudes. In the book Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City by Susan Welch, Lee Sigelman, Timothy Bledsoe and Michael Combs, this untapped area of study is extensively examined. The central premise of this book is exploring whether living together or separately shape

A Book Report On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

1067 words - 4 pages matter, taken on a roommate and shared expenses. Yet, this possibility was never mentioned in the book. This is the final unrealistic aspect of the book.On many other occasions, the book was very insightful. It often utilized a sense of humor to depict the lifestyle of poverty that she described in the book. This enabled the reader to understand poverty without feeling uncomfortable or disenchanted with the difficult topic at hand.This book, Nickel