Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

This Won’t Hurt a Bit!: Painless remedies for English ailments


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If you dread writing essays, then This Won’t Hurt a Bit is for you! Lindsay Lewis provides a step by step guide to communicating well in writing. Using humour and hands-on exercises, This Won’t Hurt a Bit is a practical writing tool for high school, college, university and ESL students, and others who want to write clear, well-structured and effectively argued essays, reports, reviews and papers. Her before and after examples eliminate guesswork and provide students with immediate relief from red ink by clarifying teachers’ comments. You will learn to:

  • avoid illogical sentences
  • spot ‘blah’ words and turn them into ‘bling’
  • build strong sentences
  • write a descriptive paragraph (without getting a headache)
  • clear the clutter of verbs and filler words

and many highly useful tips and tricks to make your writing shine.

This Won’t Hurt a Bit is based on interviews with current and past students, teachers and professors on key issues for writing strong content. These painless panaceas provide a shot in the arm, enabling students to attain an A.


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