Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day


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224 Pages


5.25 x 8.25


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Red Wheel Weiser


Ceil Cleveland teaches writing and literature at New York University. A former vice president at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and at Queens College of the City University of New York, she was for ten years an editor-in-chief of Columbia, the Alumni Magazine of Columbia University. She is the author of four books, editor of seven, and has written more than 100 articles for national journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Who cares about commas, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens?…Well, you should. A misplaced punctuation mark can confuse physicians and surgeons, cause thousands of dollars in legal fees, misinform judges, puzzle bankers, misguide stockbrokers‚Ķand create lumps in your pudding.

You don’t need a teacher with a mouthful of jargon to help you understand how to make yourself clearly understood. Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day will help you teach yourself. This small, step-by-step handbook is an indispensable guide if you need to:

  • Compose high school or college papers.
  • Apply to college or for a job.
  • Write a resume or fill out an application.
  • Communicate your thoughts to anyone, from your landlord to your loved one.

You can work on your own, at your own speed, and within your own time frame. The rules of punctuation, often confusing and hazy, will finally become clear.

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