By Barbara Gastel, 22 May 2013
By Barbara Gastel, 21 May 2013
By Bernard Appiah, 20 May 2013
By Bernard Appiah, 13 May 2013
By Barbara Gastel, 13 May 2013
By Barbara Gastel | 30 September 2012
Hello again. One of my favorite resources is the director of our university writing center. As well as helping in other ways, she often sends links to articles about writing.
A few days ago, she forwarded a link to an online article that another professor had recommended. The article is titled “Writing Rules! Advice from The Times on Writing Well”.
The article, I learned, is based in part on an online series called “Draft”, which is associated with the US newspaper The New York Times. This continuing series features essays on aspects of writing. The essays are by a variety of writers.
Among topics of the essays are aspects of punctuation, word choice, and sentence structure. For example, the series includes some essays on comma use, an essay on verbs, and an essay on passive voice.
The essays tend to be written in relatively advanced English and to include literary references. Therefore they might especially suit AuthorAID community members specializing in language or literature.
I encourage you to consider looking at this continuing series of essays. And I thank our writing center director for being such a fine resource.
Until the next post—