The Elements of Style
Hopefully my writing will improve now that I have read William Struck Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style (if I can remember what I’ve read and apply to my writing). Even if I can’t remember everything from the book, one suggestion I will never forget is, “Omit needless words!” This thin little book is the best eight bucks I ever spent on books. It teaches me how to write clear and concise. As a foreigner (English as Second Language), the rules of usage and principles of composition always scare the hell out of me. Fortunately, this book makes them seem much easier and friendlier than they appear to be. I recommend this book undoubtedly to anyone who is learning English as second language. The Element of Style is also a great reference for writing on the web because of its simple and straight to the point approach on writing.