Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and links—the five essentials of good writing:punctuation,grammar,fact-checking,style, andvoice.
Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book:
- Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems. Writers select which system to use in their writing.
- Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing.
- Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources.
- Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs.
- Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece.
Relevant and succinctly written, Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing.