Guide to The Elements of Style


In their classic style manual, The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White distill years of writing experience and wisdom into twenty-two rules of usage and composition. These rules constitute the essential elements of style that distinguish thoughtful writing. These elements of style promote the ethos of careful writers, reveal the logos of sound thinking, and refine the pathos of enjoyable reading. This guide to The Elements of Style indexes all twenty-two rules in an accessible format:

    • Quotes each rule with William Strunk’s original terse language
    • Offers an interactive quiz after each rule to test your knowledge
    • Explains each rule from The Elements of Style in its original prose

The Elements of Style