Author: Charles F. French, College of Arts & Sciences
Book: French On English: A Guide To Writing Better Essays Revised
Q: Summarize your book in two sentences:
A: French on English is a practical style guide for advanced high school and college students who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of writing. This book gives general advice on writing, points out common errors, and offers lively, practical guidance on writing and revising the academic essay; this book may be used for self-instruction or as a textbook in English Composition classes.
Q: What motivated you to write this book?
A: When I was teaching a class in First Year Writing to adult students and I was handing out many of my worksheets and writing exercises, one of the students suggested I put them together into a book and call it French On English. I decided that was excellent advice and put together the original and then the revised edition.