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The Resource Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page, Sam Leith

Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page, Sam Leith

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Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page
Title
Write to the point
Title remainder
how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page
Statement of responsibility
Sam Leith
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A complete guide to persuasive writing, Leith lays bare the secrets to successful communication - from writing a job application to a thank you card and Best Man speech.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Leith, Sam
Dewey number
  • 808.02
  • 808'.02
  • 808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN147
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • Authorship
  • Literature
  • Literature: history & criticism
  • Language: reference & general
  • Writing & editing guides
  • Philosophy of language
  • Language learning: writing skills
  • Creative writing & creative writing guides
Summary expansion
Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt. In this complete guide to persuasive writing, Sam Leith shows how to express yourself fully across any medium, and how to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, Leith lays bare the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. How do you write a job application, a thank-you card, or an email to your bank manager, to your children's headteacher, to your clients or your boss? How do you prepare a speech to win the argument, get the vote of confidence, or embarrass the bridegroom? Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing. Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and composition, as well as examinations of specific modes of address (What is a subtweet? How do I write a moving elegy?) are accompanied by concrete and well-illustrated dos and don'ts and examples of wins and fails. Astute, sprightly and illuminating, Write to the Point will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your message across on every occasion
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Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page, Sam Leith
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034355043
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781781254769
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Write to the point : how to be clear, correct and persuasive on the page, Sam Leith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034355043
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781781254769
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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