Mrs. Karen McConnell
Lincoln-Way East High School
English 4 AP Lit & Comp; College Writing; Writing Center
815 464 6886 (voicemail) or 815 464 4556 (English Office)
"Tis the good reader that makes the good book;
a good head cannot read amiss:
in every book he finds passages which seem confidences
or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary
words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a
drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he
avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word
(Strunk & White)