You've been reading at least since the third grade. Unfortunately, too often many of us continue to read at that level.
Let's take "The Great Gatsby" for example. Have you compared and contrasted the attitudes of the mid-westerners to those from the East Coast? Who is the "wild wag of an oculist" overlooking the garbage dump and what does he represent? And who is...
Okay! Call me old and grouchy.
In fact, I am getting old but I'm still going to recommend Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" for two reasons: 1) That's how I learned the vagaries of grammar, punctuation, usage, etc. and I've used "the little book" successfully in ESL, composition,
literature and creative writing classes. 2) The major reason is that no student wants...