Additional Resources

The author suggests the following resources to help improve writing:

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White is a classic source of grammar rules and styles to improve writing. At minimum, this slim guide can prevent you from making some big mistakes. Available in most bookstores and online at This website includes links to useful resources including The World Factbook, 2008; Columbia Encyclopedia; Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus and Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.

Methods of Eliminating Wordiness. A Purdue University web page that provides many simple suggestions to help simplify one’s writing.

—Ron Dietel