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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Paragraphs Should Have Points I wouldn’t say it is a “how-to” book, but this book has definitely helped me already in my writing.

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Her thirty-one rules, offered with wit and delightful brevity, include the essential warning that though rules can help, bad rules hurt. Most wrifing handbooks are exactly what they most admonish: McCloskey is wary of rules, so instead she provides a list of heuristics. Show details Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids econokical the go. Beyond being merely readable, the book is also useful. Two strengths of the book are that it’s funny my friends couldn’t believe I was laughing aloud at a style manual and that it gives a host of references to other books on writing.

McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice Jun 25, Jadrian Wooten rated it liked it.

In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A valuable short guide for mastering the economicsl of academic writing! 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.


They used this book at Wharton school of mcccloskey where he attended and had it from.

economlcal Jun 03, John Driting rated it really liked it. I’ve gotten several papers back with red marks all over them. One of the best guides ever for writing clearly. It’s a quick, concise read with a wonderful sense of humor. This book provides ample opportunities to evaluate the reader’s writing.

If not, read Joseph Williams’ Style: Customers who bought this item also bought. Although some of her advice is a bit dated such as using two spaces after a period, question mark, or exclamation markmany are useful and would improve writing, if kept in mind.

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Transitioning from undergraduate to graduate writing techniques is very difficult for me. Fluency Can Be Achieved by Grit 8. A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! I read this book after reading Chris Blattman’s blog post. Theory and Public Policy 12th Edition.

Showing of 68 reviews. This entertaining volume will teach you how to write meaningful and joyful economics.

If you don’t have someone specific to cite for your quotations See all 68 reviews. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in writing or finding writing difficult, even if they are not economists. Read, Out Loud The fact that many people believe something does not make it false—on the contrary, it is evidence that it is probably true. Laymen have often used cutthroat, exploitation, skyrocketing, and other such words to hazily explain, or often intentionally obscure, economic concepts.


Perhaps we millennials have become so accustomed to reading numerals in our text—even where econokical arguably doesn’t belong, like “inb4” and “stop h8″—that it seems positively baffling to us to not use a number when a number is obviously what you mean.

Chapter 25 Use Verbs Active Ones. Her ideas, such as answering ‘so what’ in every sentence of your research paper, or avoiding ‘elegant variation’, will help those who are so used to writing in high styles that they we obscure the message. If you like books and love econkmical build cool products, we may be looking for you.

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Chapter 11 Speak to an Audience of Human Beings. Make Your Writing Cohere Open Preview See a Problem?

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The rest is good advice for any writer to heed. Somewhat outdated in parts seriously, two spaces after a period?? Share your thoughts with other customers. Sonia Oliveira rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. For me it has helped keep surface the rules of good writing. Some jargon should probably be deprecated, like “heteroskedasticity” isn’t “non-constant variance” much more straightforward?