Clear and Simple as the Truth

Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart.

Author: Francis-Noël Thomas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400838541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For more than a decade, Clear and Simple as the Truth has guided readers to consider style not as an elegant accessory of effective prose but as its very heart. Francis-Noël Thomas and Mark Turner present writing as an intellectual activity, not a passive application of verbal skills. In classic style, the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader and writer are intellectual equals, and the occasion is informal. This general style of presentation is at home everywhere, from business memos to personal letters and from magazine articles to student essays. Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. The book is divided into four parts. The first, "Principles of Classic Style," defines the style and contrasts it with a number of others. "The Museum" is a guided tour through examples of writing, both exquisite and execrable. "The Studio," new to this edition, presents a series of structured exercises. Finally, "Further Readings in Classic Prose" offers a list of additional examples drawn from a range of times, places, and subjects. A companion website, classicprose.com, offers supplementary examples, exhibits, and commentary, and features a selection of pieces written by students in courses that used Clear and Simple as the Truth as a textbook.

The Sunday School Teacher

... witness on behalf of clear , definite religious teaching . There is now - a - days
so much feeling abroad - mere sentiment born of hymn singing , and the infection
of assemblies — that unless we make a stand for religious truth , clear , simple ...

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The Simple Truth

This is a self-contained program, clear, simple, with actionable steps you can start five minutes from now, and anybody who can read can follow it.

Author: J. D. Aliix

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546399712

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True Freedom is a wondrous, exciting, joyful, graceful, and truly exalted way of being, and it's much simpler than you might think. We know. We've done it, and now we want to share with you how to do it. The deepest mystical secrets are as plain as the nose on your face, are all revealed in this tiny book, and they're far simpler than almost always presented for thousands of years. This is a self-contained program, clear, simple, with actionable steps you can start five minutes from now, and anybody who can read can follow it. To be successful with it, the only requirements are a desire to be free, which is the same as mastering this world, and to do what it says with as much consistency as you can manage. Put it to use with openness and sincerity, and you yourself will see the difference the very first day.

Sermons Preached for the Most Part in Manchester

With some we speak , and though the words are simple , even commonplace , we
feel that we have breathed an atmosphere of pure , clear , simple truth . We meet
with others ; nothing said is wrong , and yet the weary spirit feels that the high ...

Author: William John Knox Little

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ISBN: UVA:X030802323

Category: Sermons, English

Page: 340

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Hall s Journal of Health

Let the reader bear in mind that these are the general principles - circumstances
modify them — but I do not want to complicate the subject by stating those
modifications at present . I wish the reader first to make one clear simple truth his
own ...

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Category: Hygiene

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Public Discussion of the Issues Between the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Church of Christ Disciples

Each person elevates himself in love ism given us on these matters , that better
ex and righteousness , by giving himself in press this truth ? VII . Clear , simple ,
in loving self - sacrifice for others . Does Morfallible standard for deciding what is
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Author: Edmund Levi Kelley

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ISBN: PRNC:32101078160056

Category: Mormons

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A Return to Virtue

TRUTH THE GREAT DIVIDE Truth — that long clean clear simple undeviable
unchallengeable straight and shining line , on one side of which black is black
and on the other white is white , has now become an angle , a point of view .
William ...

Author: James S. Bell

Publisher: Northfield Publishing

ISBN: 1881273040

Category: Conduct of life

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Authors Jim Bell and Stan Campbell comment on forty-six virtues you can't live without. They reflect on how and why the path of virtuous living is more practical and richly rewarding, as well as right.

Beauties in Prose and Verse Or the New Pleasing and Entertaining Collection Selected from the Most Eminent English Authors To which is Added a Practical English Grammar By the Rev J Ireland

... of vice's venal tribe ; And proud disdain of interest's sordid bribe ; And
conscious honour's quick instinctive sense : And smiles unforc'd ; and eafy
confidence ; And vivid fancy ; and clear simple truth ; And all the mental bloom of
vernal youth .

Author: J. Ireland

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ISBN: BL:A0022071971

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Ancient Egypt in Its Comparative Relations

... and the Temple ; in many things wherein later and more clever races
developed out of the germ the fuller and more perfect forms , though often they
missed the clear simple truth of the original embodiment of thought .
COMPARATIVE View .

Author: Reginald Stuart Poole

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ISBN: OXFORD:302144664

Category: Civilization, Ancient

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A selection from the poems and prose writings of Anna Laetitia Barbauld

... and easy confidence ; And vivid fancy , and clear simple truth , And all the
mental bloom of vernal youth . How bright the scene to Fancy ' s eye appears ,
Through the long perspective of distant years , When this , this little group their
country ...

Author: Grace Atkinson Oliver

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ISBN: PRNC:32101068137981

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The Lady s Keepsake and Maternal Monitor

With richest stores your glowing bosoms fraught , Perception quick , and luxury of
thought ; And vivid fancy ; and clear , simple truth ; And all the mental bloom of
vernal youth . " The mother's charge is now supposed to have advanced to an
age ...

Author: Frederick James Jobson

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ISBN: BL:A0021619918

Category: Child rearing

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... vice's venal tribe ; And proud disdain of interest's sordid bribe ; And conscious
honour's quick instinctive sense ; And smiles unforced ; and easy confidence ;
And vivid fancy ; and clear simple truth ; And all the mental bloom of vernal youth
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Author: Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112037922447

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The Simple Truth about Your Business

Rather than throw them into the job and tell them to go make good choices , we
train them to use the Simple Truth as their guide . Our message to all employees
is simple and clear : To be successful , your goal should be to do the right thing in
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Author: Alex Brennan-Martin

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ISBN: PSU:000055340601

Category: Business & Economics

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A back-to-basics guide to corporate management introduces a business philosophy based on such universal principles as "Discover the simple truth of your business," "Evolve, but don't change," and "Plod slowly and steadily toward your goal while others are zipping to oblivion."

The Truth about Confident Presenting

You might issue a challenge to those listening, or you could link back to the
introduction and give the audience a sense of having come full circle. Above all
else, leave them with a clear, simple, unambiguous message. Don't let them
leave the ...

Author: James S. O'Rourke, IV

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Great presenters aren’t born that way. They become great by focusing on their message, the needs of the audience, patterns of organization and the details of presenting. Confident, effective public speaking is not easy, but it’s certainly doable. Everything you need is right here in ‘The Truth about Confident Presenting’.

The Truth of the Christian Religion

But if we do so , if the point of view is interpreted strictly , we have to do here
undeniably with a clear , simple , and indisputable fact . However , the distinction
thus made in the matter of knowledge presupposes a certain maturity and ...

Author: Julius Kaftan

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ISBN: NYPL:33433087374629

Category: Apologetics

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Counsels and Knowledge from the Words of Truth

Oh painful process ! Oh dreary and desolate route for the sinner to take ! And yet
it is the history of thousands ! How does Satan darken the mind and lead the soul
astray ! And what multitudes prefer the path he suggests , to the clear , simple ...

Author: Frederick Whitfield

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ISBN: BL:A0021496836

Category: Sermons, English

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The Plain and Simple Hidden Truth of the Ages

If you ever wanted to know the TRUTH and NOTHING but the whole "HIDDEN" TRUTH of ANYTHING imaginable and specially from God's Word: the Bible, this book will open your eyes to NEW and INCREDIBLE UNDERSTANDING!

Author: Ernesto Giro

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387612802

Category: Religion

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If you ever wanted to know the TRUTH and NOTHING but the whole "HIDDEN" TRUTH of ANYTHING imaginable and specially from God's Word: the Bible, this book will open your eyes to NEW and INCREDIBLE UNDERSTANDING!

Guesses at truth by two brothers A W and J C Hare Publ in two series representing an expansion of vol 1 of the work publ in 1872

But is this a thing desirable in itself ? and can it be a judicious improvement , to
give up a clear , simple , lively description , for the sake of a few fine words ,
which leave the hearers in a mist ? U. In the former volume I made some remarks
on ...

Author: Julius Charles Hare

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ISBN: UCD:31175010138371

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Nautilus Magazine of New Thought

Or , if you do not wish to teach others , how to teach yourself so that you will
understand Truth 80 clearly that you can always use ... a teacher of Truthgiving
me a clear , simple , and useable method , " FROM A STUDENT OF MANY
COURSES .

Author: Elizabeth Jones Towne

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ISBN: UVA:X030803900

Category: New Thought

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