e_653 - Kennie Rose English 101 Fall 2010 Essay #4: Style...

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Kennie Rose English 101 Fall 2010 Essay #4: Style Guide Analysis ASSIGNMENT Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at teacher comments and writing prompts, which are genres that explicitly structure the writing you do in the classroom. For the next assignment, we will look at texts that lurk silently in the background, but which nonetheless have a powerful effect on your work. Style guides are books that offer practical advice from professional writers. In many cases, your teachers will have read some of these guides and will follow their principles when providing you feedback. Instead of just forcing you to adopt a certain style, my goal is to encourage you to think more critically about these issues. To facilitate this process, I have uploaded selections from three different style guides: Strunk and White's The Elements of Style , David Williams' Sin Boldly , and Donna Gorrell's Style and Difference . In this essay, I want you to join the discussion started by these authors. Your task is to carefully analyze these texts and offer your own position on the nature of
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