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Bugs in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose

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As computers become ubiquitous in our society, more people are focusing on learning technology--often at the expense of developing more basic academic skills, most notably proper writing.Revised and enhanced, this critically acclaimed and highly praised handbook provides a light, but thorough approach to learning better writing style.

668 pages, Paperback

First published January 15, 1995

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Lyn Dupre

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305 reviews57 followers
April 10, 2007
This book has been by my side for a long time. It was fustrating at first because much of the book is about developing an "ear" for writing. The assumption is that you have done so much reading of good prose that you'll be able to hear the right words to write.

The book is helpful today but was fustrating when I first picked it up.
13 reviews
December 12, 2020
Incredibly useful guide that helped me vastly with my dissertation
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August 27, 2008
Essential reading for anybody wanting to write well. Aimed at engineers and compsci types, the pictures of cats and short (usually 1 or 2 pages, sometimes up to 10) lessons are excellent. Don't try and read it all in one glob though as your brain is likely to explode. Dip into it now and then.
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6,614 reviews25 followers
May 5, 2022
> If you are teaching other people to write, this book will be a valuable tool.

Smart. Used car salesman technique.

> once you have developed ear, you may well reject several of my ideas

Oh, you may, if you have been a good student.

> The key equations have a couple of important consequences:

Weird book. Weird choice of examples
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45 reviews4 followers
September 10, 2007
I have re-read this book a few times because the author has such an entertaining and unusual style for the lessons.
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