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Section 15.4

General Guides to Effective Style

Gowers, Ernest. The Complete Plain Words. 2nd ed. Edited by Bruce Fraser. Baltimore: Penguin, 1975. A classic explanation of a clear writing style.

Lanham, Richard A. Revising Prose. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1979.

The short classic for writing clear and concise prose.

Williams, Joseph W. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 5th ed. New York: Longman, 1997.

A modern and detailed guide with a focus and approach similar to Strunk and White.

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