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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 3. Pack the Essentials

Pack the Essentials
  • QuestionWhat do you call a boomerang that doesn't work?

  • AnswerA stick.

  • QuestionWhat do you call writing that doesn't work?

  • AnswerBoring, confusing, and annoying.

You know what makes a great boomerang, a great vacation, and a great date. No matter what the specific object or person, the essentials are the same. The same is true when it comes to writing. All four types of writing—exposition, narration, description, and argumentation—are distinguished by the same benchmarks. Therefore, no matter ...

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