Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Style is as style does

Few books had as much impact on my early writing career as The Elements of Style. This book, along with a professor who believed that clarity of communication was in choosing exactly the right word, helped form not only my writing, but also my attitude toward good writing.

Strunk and White's book is probably on every college student's bookshelf. No doubt it is a good seller, as freshman comp classes require it. But how widely is it read? How much is it taken in? Is it referred to on a day-to-day basis?

From what I see in a lot of writing, we could use more style.

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