|On the Bookshelf|
Spring, 2012 Book Selection
Writing to Learn
By William Zinsser
Writing to Learn is book on how to write clearly about any subject – from mathematics, physics and chemistry to art and music – and how to use writing as a means of learning. It is an engaging personal journey, written with warmth and humor, as Zinsser takes the reader into many surprising corners of knowledge and demonstrates that every field has an accessible literature.
William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career with the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. His sixteen books include Writing to Learn; Mitchell & Ruff, about the jazz musicians Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff and, most recently, East to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs. During the 1970’s, he taught writing at Yale, where he was master of Branford College. He now teaches at the New School in New York, his hometown.
A copy of the book is available in the CFE library.