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Use This Book to Become Skilled at Choosing the Right Word

  • Dec 1, 2011
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For every writer, a key foundational skill is word choice. It's critical to use the right word at the right time. Nancy Ragno has written a terrific tool in this book, WORD SAVVY, USE THE RIGHT WORD EVERY TIME, ALL THE TIME to help every writer in this area.
 
In the opening pages, Ragno clearly identifies her audience and what you will learn in these pages: "Being word savvy mans that you keep abreast of the times. You stay on top of important new words entering the language and are alert for words you need to know. You are aware of the keywords computers are likely to scan for your resume. You know the important terms and buzzwords in your field.
Through word savvy you stay in the loop, maintain your competitive edge, and keep on top. How can you achieve word savvy? This book tells you what you need to know. You'll learn how to:

•    Master seventy-six commonly confused word pairs.
•    Conquer fifty-two commonly misused words.
•    Use tricky singulars and plurals with assurance.
•    Include the right keywords in your resume.
•    Keep abreast of new buzzwords in your field." (Page 1-2)

As someone who has studied the language for many years, I loved reading this book and found many great reminders plus I learned a great deal from it. Becoming WORD SAVVY is a key step for every success-oriented reader. I recommend this book.
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December 02, 2011
A writer could utilize a book like this on occasion.
 
December 01, 2011
They have a book for this?!? I'm in constant anxiety over picking the right word for everything. I'm going to have to get this one, thanks so much for sharing!
 
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I am calling this a book review, but really, Word Savvy is more of a guidebook that you should keep with you if you consider yourself in any way, shape or form a writer... having Word Savvy nearby will definitely help me make sure that I am choosing the right word. "Book Review: Word Savvy by Nancy Ragno." blog.ConcertKatie.com
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ISBN-10: 1599633035
ISBN-13: 978-1599633039
Publisher: Writers Digest Books

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