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,
|Published (Last):||26 August 2018|
|PDF File Size:||10.70 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.98 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The extent to which this handbook concerns the subject of economics as opposed to any other discipline is that most of the examples provided pertain to economics.
Write a customer review. This is well worth the few dollars, and if any writer puts her rules into practice, their writing will be more interesting and, therfore, more widely read.
Economical Writing, Third Edition
After reading this, I understood why I was receiving so many red marks. Write Early Rather Than Late 9. Understanding the motions of the planets was not critical for our survival most of the time; understanding the distribution of scarce resources absolutely was.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The book’s funniest moments are when she sneaks the mistakes that she is describing into her descriptions of them, as in the chapter titled “The Order Ecobomical S Deirdre McCloskey is an adequate writer, which is to say, a better writer than almost all economists. Second Edition Deirdre N. McCloskey is wary of rules, so instead she provides a list of heuristics. Jun 25, Jadrian Wooten rated it liked it.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Students and young professionals who care about direct, clear expression should read this lucid, delightful gem by an author who practices what she advises. Some of the advice is general enough to be applicable for almost anyone.
And who really needs housing, right? But McCloskey takes us beyond axioms to think hard about style and the process mcclosky well worth our while. Chapter 20 Avoid Elegant Variation.
Students can learn to write so that the professor will know what they mean and, more important, professors can learn to write economicall that the rest of the world will know what they mean. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Use Your Ear Deirdre McCloskey is an adequate writer, which is to say, a better writer than almost all economists. Set up a giveaway. Her main list of writing books is on pages 8 and 9, economicao she peppers recommendations throughout.
The entire literature on bilateral monopoly begs to differ. It might be called Ersatz Economics.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Transitioning from undergraduate to graduate writing techniques is very difficult for me. The same, she argues, applies to economics. She also gives a mcckoskey of good economics writers p.
The rest is good advice for any writer to heed.
Economical Writing: Second Edition – Deirdre N. McCloskey – Google Books
McCloskey also objects to two other constructions I use quite frequently, namely the parenthetical remark like this—and this dash variant I’m sure you’ve also wriitng me use and the emphatic italic.
I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in writing or finding writing difficult, even if they writong not economists. Quotes from Economical Writing. Pages with related products. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field.
Useful for the undergraduate who needs to learn how to write as a social scientist. Chapter 29 Avoid Mcclosey Typographical Tricks.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The writing itself is concise and down-to-earth making the reading very enjoyable. At least cognitive scientists have the excuse that our scientific understanding of the mind is very poor, and we are basically unable to bridge the gulf between low-level neural operations and high-level thoughts and behaviors.
The book’s funniest moments are when she sneaks the mistakes that she is mcclosoey into her descriptions of them, as in the chapter titled “The Order Around Switch It Until It Sounds Good”.