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" Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer... "
Dictionary of Quotations in Communications - Seite 41
herausgegeben von - 1997 - 315 Seiten
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The Thesis and the Book

Eleanor Harman, Ian Montagnes - 1976 - 88 Seiten
...eliminating paragraphs, sentences, and words. Strunk delivered the classic statement about pruning prose: Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, Jor the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts....
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Software Portability: An Advanced Course

P. J. Brown - 1979 - 342 Seiten
...WORK ON PORTABILITY P . J . Brown University of Kent at Canterbury, ENGLAND "Omit needless_ words_ Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...outline, but that every word tell." William Strunk (1959) . "THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European...
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A Grammar of the English Language: The 1818 New York First Edition Wih ...

William Cobbett - 1983 - 185 Seiten
...this way iest is ridding itself of acid and moment of psychological," (Cowers ed,. pp. 10-11.) Strunk; "Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...subjects only in outline, but that every word tell," (p. 17.) "Major John Cartwright ( 1740-1824). A venerable reformer whom Cobbett greatly respected,...
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Handbook for Planning an Effective Writing Program, K-12

DIANE Publishing Company - 1996 - 80 Seiten
...encouraged to make copies for use with local groups. The brochure is also available in Spanish from NCTE. "A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a...unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts." William Strunk, Jr. 54 APPENDIX B The California Writing Project With the help of the California State...
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The Compleat Academic: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist

Mark P. Zanna, John M. Darley - 1987 - 225 Seiten
...message to heart and, by crossing out all the non-italicized words, cut it by 79%. Savor the result: Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. [63 words] This essay on brevity was written by Strunk and White (1979, p. 23) under the heading: "Omit...
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Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America

Cecelia Tichi - 1987 - 310 Seiten
...unneeessary parts Illustration and legend in Ford Model T owner's manual, 1916 (Courtesy Ford Motor Co.) Vigorous writing is concise A sentence should contain...unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer nuke »ll tm sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subject] only in outline, but...
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The Essential Feature: Writing for Magazines and Newspapers

Millicent V. Hay, Vicky Hay - 1990 - 289 Seiten
...expressed this principle better than William Strunk and EB White. Under Rule 17, "Omit needless words": Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. Certain mechanical tricks, although no substitute for thoughtful composition, will help. Start by cutting...
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Brief Therapy: Myths, Methods, and Metaphors

Jeffrey K. Zeig, Stephen G. Gilligan - 1990 - 492 Seiten
...of brevity in the use of English, and how he recommended pruning deadwood from cumbersome sentences: Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subject only in outline, but that every word tell. (Strunk & White, 1979, p. 23) Analogizing from the...
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The Columbia History of the American Novel

Emory Elliott - 1991 - 905 Seiten
...Strunk, Jr., and EB White. White attributed the following statement from the year 1919 to his coauthor: "Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts." Vigor was the goal, achieved by the work or functioning of every word, with each to be considered a...
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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of ...

Bob Phillips - 1993 - 343 Seiten
...his readers a chance to look into the inner working of his mind when he speaks or writes. / M. Barker Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain...outline, but that every word tell. William Strunk Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril...
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