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Unformatted text preview: Kennie Rose English 101 Spring 2010 Essay #3: Style Guide Analysis ASSIGNMENT To complete this assignment, you need to accomplish two tasks: I. On Blackboard, I have uploaded three pieces that argue for different positions on style: Strunk and White's The Elements of Style , Donna Gorrell's Style and Difference , and Richard Ohmann's “Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language.” In this essay, I want you to join the conversation started by these authors. Your primary task is to articulate a position on what you consider “good” style. To help you think through this issue, you might want to take into consideration some of the following questions: 1. Learning to Write – How do people learn how to write effective sentences? What role do you think abstract rules (such as the one articulated by Strunk and White) play in the learning process? 2. Error – What are “errors,” and why do they provoke such revulsion from a large number of people? Who gets to decide what is “appropriate language” and what is an “error”? How do you people?...
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- The Elements of Style, Strunk, Kennie Rose English, Guide Analysis ASSIGNMENT, stylistic conventions, conscious stylistic decisions