Economic Inquiry · Volume 23, Issue 2 · Economic Inquiry banner. ECONOMICAL WRITING. DONALD McCLOSKEY. *Department of Economics and of History. The book Economical Writing, Third Edition: Thirty-Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose, Deirdre N. McCloskey is published by University of Chicago. McCloskey, Donald, Economical Writing, Economic Inquiry, (Apr.) p. Page 2. McCloskey, Donald, Economical Writing, Economic Inquiry,
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Waveland Press – Economical Writing, Second Edition, by Deirdre N. McCloskey
Try the Kindle economicak and experience these great reading features: While I must admit I probably do overuse them, they are nonetheless tremendously useful. Students can learn to write so that the professor will know what they ecoonomical and, more important, professors can learn to write so that the rest of the world will sconomical what they mean. Avoid Cheap Typographical Tricks McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field.
We can do better, much better, than the say-what-you’re-going-to-say, elegant variation, inefficient exposition, boilerplate, incoherent paragraphs, impenetrable tables, unemphatic word order, straggling sentences, contrived triplets, verbosity, nominalization, passive verbs, barbaric neologisms, abstractions, five-dollar words, teutonisms, acronyms, this-es, and fractured idioms of modern economic prose.
May 01, Don Lim rated it really liked it. She takes an eliminativist stance on folk economics, which is every bit as bizarre and every bit as aggravating as when cognitive scientists take an eliminativist stance on folk psychology.
A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Most academics probably last took a class in writing their freshman year, maybe sophomore unless they are of the sort who found a way to test out of that.
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The writting in this book address everything from the fundamental “Write in Complete Sentences” to the nuanced “Make Your Writing Cohere,” with clear tips on how to do so. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
For the record, McCloskey also seems wrtiing think we should write out our numbers as words, and gives equally little justification. Read, Out Loud There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Economical Writing, Third Edition
Want to Read saving…. Jan 02, Rachel Crowley rated it really liked it. McCloskey does not provide any new advice on writing better, but she does collect existing advice from other books and compiles them, focusing more specifically on writing in the subject of economics. But McCloskey takes us beyond axioms to think hard about style and the process is well worth our while.
All these McCloskey does not provide any new advice on writing better, but she does collect existing advice from other books and compiles them, focusing more specifically on writing in the subject of economics. A dose of McCloskey banishes the dismal from the ‘dismal science.
McCloskey Snippet view – Mccloskey Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Understanding that irony well, McCloskey has imbued “Economical Writing” with just enough wit and excursus to make it pleasurable. Lists with This Book. Control Your Tone Write Early Rather Than Late 9.
One person found this helpful. Write in Complete Sentences Two spaces after a comma is barbaric This deserves four stars, but lost one due to the completely baffling decision to advise readers to include two spaces after a comma.
McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice She tau Deirdre N. The book is also very short, which for a style manual is especially important; the longer you spend pontificating about how other people should write, the more likely you are to collapse into the role of the curmudgeon, telling those damn kids to keep off his lawn. Surely if it has a LaTeX command it cannot always be inappropriate for scientific papers. eriting
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