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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

By Steven Pinker
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style (2014) offers a refreshing and relevant guide to writing potent, readable texts of all kinds. Instead of extolling the same confusing and sometimes counter-intuitive rules found in traditional style guides, The Sense of Style offers simple tricks and heuristics guaranteed to improve your writing.

  • Lovers of the English language
  • Professional or amateur writers
  • People interested in linguistics

Steven Pinker, who serves as Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, is an award-winning linguist and cognitive scientist. A professor at Harvard University’s Department of Psychology, he is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Words and Rules and The Language Instinct.

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