Sin Boldly!

Dr. Dave's Guide To Acing The College Paper


By Dave Williams

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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around August 11, 2004. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Cheeky, original, and decidedly practical, this guide to effective writing is perfect for anyone who wants to hone their communication skills — college-bound or in the working world.

Jammed with sage advice, genuine encouragement, and surprising examples of how to write and how not to write, this book gives beginning writers and confident students alike an easy-to-follow roadmap for improving one of the most important skills for success.

En route to Sin Boldly!-induced, A+ paper bliss, readers encounter such topics as:
  • Choosing a Topic and Telling Your Story (“K.I.S.S.-Keep It Simple, Stupid”)
  • Literary Games (featuring “Francobabble for Freshman”)
  • Choosing a Voice (“Dissing the Prof”)
  • Grammatical Horrors (“A does not equal they”)
  • Common Mistakes (“Hopefully and Other Controversies”)

Fully revised and updated with new examples, quizzes, and tips, Sin Boldly! is not only a comprehensive guide, but also a fantastic, fun read for anyone who wants to write clearly and effectively.
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On Sale
Aug 11, 2004
Page Count
240 pages
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Dave Williams

About the Author

David R. Williams, a.k.a. Dr. Dave, earned a Masters at Harvard Divinity School trying to figure out the meaning of the word “God,” and a Ph.D. in American Civilization at Brown University, where his weekly newspaper column offended every faction on campus. He teaches full-time as a part-time English professor at George Mason University, where he was honored with the 2000 Teaching Excellence Award. He lives in Swampoodle, Virginia. Visit his web site at

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