The Simple Math of Writing Well

In this review of Harrop’s The Simple Math of Writing Well, published by George Fox University Library, I discuss how this textbook can benefit anyone wanting to write better. This book is written for students preparing academic papers for class and gives you everything you need to succeed when writing.

Do you want to take your writing to the next level? The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century highlights the roots of effective communication via the written word. It is a great refresher and toolkit for everyone, from students writing essays to professionals writing reports.

The Simple Math of Writing Well

Not everyone is a natural writer, but it is a skill that everyone should learn. The Simple Math of Writing Well believes in this philosophy and teaches basic but crucial writing skills. In the digital age, effective writing may be more important than ever. Every day, we write emails, texts, social media posts, blog posts, and more. Therefore, with this medium of communication in the forefront, it is important to get a handle on how to make a point through the written word.

The Simple Math of Writing Well mainly targets students preparing academic papers for class. Even if students are great in a certain subject, poor writing could hinder their grades. That’s why this book is a key tool for college students of all majors, from science to philosophy to education. Plus, it is essential for students in journalism, English, and creative writing courses. The Simple Math of Writing Well breaks down sentence structure in a logical way that students will remember. The textbook also goes into stringing paragraphs together and forming whole essays, including the process of writing and finding good research. Plus, the book is great for professionals, as there is a “beyond academia” chapter on writing emails, letters, reports, and proposals. The handy guides gives you everything you need to succeed when writing.

About the Author of The Simple Math of Writing Well

Jennie A. Harrop is department chair of George Fox University’s Department of Professional Studies. There, she is a professor of literature, writing, and Christian apologetics. She is also the director of the Portland Writing Center at George Fox. Harrop is skilled in a wide range of writing styles and formats, giving her a voice of authority in The Simple Math of Writing Well. She has earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in creative writing from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pacific Lutheran University. Plus, she is studying semiotics and future studies at Portland Seminary for a second doctorate degree.

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David A. Smith at Dave4Math

David Smith (Dave) has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics and has enjoyed teaching precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, and number theory at both the junior college and university levels for over 20 years. David is the founder and CEO of Dave4Math.