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Connect: Writing For Online Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition): Maritha Pritchard, Karabo Sitto Connect: Writing For Online Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition)
Maritha Pritchard, Karabo Sitto
R320 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R72 (22%) In stock

Connect: Writing For Online Audiences is a timeous guide for South Africans working in the digital space. It encapsulates the current digital landscape in South Africa, with its constraints and opportunities for reaching audiences via social media platforms, websites, blogs, apps and email. And it is designed to help students as well as industry decision-makers connect with audiences, whether as social media managers, search engine writers, digital analysts, copywriters, content marketing strategists or digital public relations executives.

Primarily, these are all online storytellers and this book aims to assist them in achieving their goals.

The book draws on reputable brands for best-practice examples. It uses South African examples of online campaigns alongside international names to provide a relevant yet globally situated experience for the South African reader. The contributing authors are all well-respected experts in their fields who share their invaluable experience in this book. Connect: Writing for Online Audiences is a must-have on the bookshelf (digital or physical) of every individual reaching out to an online readership.

An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback): Cheryl Siewierski An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback)
Cheryl Siewierski 2
R359 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R99 (28%) In stock

An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.

Features:

  • A scenario or case study relevant to the problems discussed in the chapter Margin glosses of difficult or new vocabulary
  • Short explanations of theory and examples, followed by practical, guided activities
  • A range of response and comprehension questions, as well as more challenging, higher order cognitive questions
  • Links to practical activities and assessments on the Learning Zone
  • A final question that encourages students to think critically about what they have covered, and how it integrates with their studies in general
Business Writing For South Africans (Paperback): Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys, Wena Coetzee Business Writing For South Africans (Paperback)
Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys, Wena Coetzee 2
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Within 7 - 15 working days

How should you write and present a business proposal? What is the best way to take minutes? When should a work email be formal and when chatty?

Communicating in a clear, concise manner with colleagues and clients is a key aspect of professionalism and good business practice. Yet many South African companies do not train their staff to do this, leading to confusion and lost hours - and it affects how people view your ability to do your job.

Now, help is at hand with plain-language experts Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys and Wena Coetzee in this user-friendly guide to all aspects of written English in the workplace. Your journey to presenting yourself in an excellent, effective way starts here.

Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age - An Introductory Coursebook (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Andrew Goatly, Preet... Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age - An Introductory Coursebook (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Andrew Goatly, Preet Hiradhar 1
R390 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R91 (23%) In stock

Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives. Using examples from numerous genres - such as fiction, poetry, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts, representing the world and positioning the reader. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills. Extensively updated, key features of the second edition include: a radically revised and repackaged section that highlights the theme of discourses of power and authority and the new possibilities for resisting them; a revamped analysis of the art of communication which has changed due to the advent of new media including Facebook and Wikipedia; fresh examples, exercises and case studies including fan fiction, articles from the BBC, Daily Mail and South China Morning Post, and a selection of international ads for a variety of products; a brand new companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/goatly featuring projects, quizzes and activities for each chapter, a glossary and further reading. Written by two experienced teachers, Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age is an ideal coursebook for students of English language.

Afrikaanse Woordelys En SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe): SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Afrikaanse Woordelys En SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe)
SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Within 7 - 15 working days

Hierdie elfde, omvattend herbewerkte uitgawe bied (naas bestaande hoofstukke oor wisselvorme, getalle ens.) twee nuwe hoofstukke wat onderskeidelik leestekens en trappe van vergelyking bereel. Bestaande reels is aangepas en word eenvoudiger verduidelik. Nuwe lyste bied duidelike leiding oor plekname in die Ooste, landname met hul geldeenhede en ISO-kodes, en elemente in die periodieke tabel. Skryfhulp oor transliterasie, Omgangsafrikaans en die SI-stelsel maak die uitgawe ín volledige hulpbron.

Say Again? - The Other Side Of South African English (Paperback): Malcolm Venter, Jean Branford Say Again? - The Other Side Of South African English (Paperback)
Malcolm Venter, Jean Branford 1
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

Say Again? aims to regale you with many examples of South African English. An understanding of these items can be useful and enlightening to South Africans as well as to strangers in our midst.

Written in an accessible style, each chapter features words and phrases from different aspects of life Ė some serious and some not so serious Ė with actual examples of usage from written and spoken sources. These examples are interspersed with pictures and illustrations that liven up the text.

Collins South African English Dictionary (Hardcover): Collins South African English Dictionary (Hardcover)
R195 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R33 (17%) In stock

A stylish new dictionary with a beautiful cloth-finished cover, for everyday use, with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases for today’s fast-changing world and thousands of fascinating entries for people and places.

Ideal for use in the office, at home and for study, this is the dictionary for support in all areas of the language.

  • Find out more – thousands of fascinating, fact-filled biographical and geographical entries for people and places.
  • Have confidence – contains more references than any comparable dictionary with over 295,000. Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need.
  • Get it right – language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use.
  • Be confident – a supplement with hundreds of language tips for everyday use.
  • Get there fast – an ultra-clear layout allows you to find information quickly.
Oxford South African school dictionary: Gr 4 - 6 (Paperback, 3rd ed): OUP Southern Africa Oxford South African school dictionary: Gr 4 - 6 (Paperback, 3rd ed)
OUP Southern Africa
R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 In stock

A new edition of South Africa's best-selling school dictionary based on fresh research now even more helpful and easier to use! Features: double the number of example sentences more support for learners; synonyms and opposites help learners expand their vocabulary; illustrations boost learners understanding instantly, e.g. cross section, graph, prism; more usage notes help learners avoid common mistakes, e.g. thinking a desert is a pudding; more word histories covering a range of source languages as required by the curriculum; pronunciation guidance for every headword, in an easy-to-understand respelling format; classroom-ready study pages great as the basis for lessons; more words from the South African curriculum not slang, but ammeter, ARV, biomass; and completely up-to-date design find what you're looking for quickly!

Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback): Louisa Pansegrouw Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback)
Louisa Pansegrouw
R180 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R21 (12%) Within 4 - 9 working days

With over 90 000 entries in alphabetical order, this dictionary is a comprehensive yet easy to use reference with material from a wide range of sources. South African as well as foreign words are included in a format that will inform, interest and entertain not only the serious crossword enthusiast, but the general reader as well.

Included in this dictionary are:

- Abbreviations in alphabetical order

- Car registration letters

- Roman numerals

- Greek and Hebrew alphabets

Simply English - An A-Z Of Avoidable Errors (Paperback): Simon Heffer Simply English - An A-Z Of Avoidable Errors (Paperback)
Simon Heffer 1
R285 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R77 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A-Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the temptation to write actually, basically or at this moment in time always be strenuously resisted? How does one use an apostrophe correctly, ensure that one understands what alibi really means, and avoid the perils of the double negative? With articles on everything from punctuation to tabloid English to adverbs and adjectives, Simply English is the essential companion for anyone who cares about the language and wants to use it correctly.

On Writing Well - The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Paperback, 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed., rev. and updated): William... On Writing Well - The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Paperback, 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed., rev. and updated)
William Knowlton Zinsser 3
R281 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R66 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

Longman-HAT Afrikaans Dictionary and Grammar for English Speakers (Paperback): Longman-HAT Afrikaans Dictionary and Grammar for English Speakers (Paperback)
R170 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R31 (18%) In stock

The Longman-HAT Afrikaans Dictionary and Grammar is a basic English-Afrikaans/Afrikaans-English dictionary and a user friendly grammar guide in one handy volume, designed for beginner or near-beginner learners of Afrikaans whether at school, university, at home, or for business.

1984 by George Orwell - SparkNotes Literature Guide (Paperback): Spark Notes 1984 by George Orwell - SparkNotes Literature Guide (Paperback)
Spark Notes
R100 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R23 (23%) In stock

When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing.

Pharos Afrikaansgids - Naslaanlyste en TaalreŽls Volgens die 2017-AWS (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nicolaas Faasen Pharos Afrikaansgids - Naslaanlyste en TaalreŽls Volgens die 2017-AWS (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nicolaas Faasen
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 In stock

Die Pharos Afrikaansgids bied eenvoudige riglyne vir spelling en skryfwyses volgens die 2017-uitgawe van die Afrikaanse woordelys en spelreŽls en is KABV- geskik. Dit dek die belangrike taalsake wat oor leerders se pad kom en is 'n praktiese, alledaagse gids vir voorgraadse studente en ander taalgebruikers.

- Deel A bevat naslaanlyste van woorde wat dikwels spellingprobleme oplewer, meervoude en verkleining, intensiewe vorme, vergelykings en idiome.

- Deel B is ’n naslaangedeelte wat belangrike en algemene taalreŽls aan die hand van eenvoudige definisies en enkele voorbeelde verduidelik.

- Deel C bevat nuttige inligting oor byvoorbeeld sinsoorte, woordorde in sinne en die konstruksie van paragrawe. Daar is ook ’n kort oorsig oor tekstipes.

Oxford Essential French Dictionary (English, French, Paperback): Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Essential French Dictionary (English, French, Paperback)
Oxford Dictionaries
R161 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R51 (32%) In stock

The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French.

South African Oxford secondary school dictionary: Gr 8 - 12 (Paperback): OUP Southern Africa South African Oxford secondary school dictionary: Gr 8 - 12 (Paperback)
OUP Southern Africa 1
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 In stock

Designed for South African secondary school learners, especially Gr 10 to 12. Accurate, easy to understand definitions, and almost 1,000 South African English words, e.g. defiance campaign, tik, and vuvuzela. All the support for exam success across the curriculum. Key concepts of the new curriculum, e.g. assessment standard and life skill. Study pages, e.g. writing better exams, essays, CVs, and understanding line and bar graphs, extras like a reference section, diagrams, and illustrations. Reference section including illustrations, e.g. human body, periodic table.

Collins English Thesaurus Essential edition - 300,000 Synonyms and Antonyms for Everyday Use (Hardcover, Essential Ed): Collins... Collins English Thesaurus Essential edition - 300,000 Synonyms and Antonyms for Everyday Use (Hardcover, Essential Ed)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R271 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R70 (26%) In stock

All the words you need, every day: the perfect word reference for daily use in a durable format. With practical usage notes, and a fantastic supplement, this is the ideal thesaurus to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Collins English Thesaurus has all the words and alternatives the user might need, as well as a huge choice of opposites. The clear, accessible layout makes the thesaurus easy to use and ensures users can find the language they need when they need it. This edition also includes a 16-page crosswords supplement. 300,000 synonyms and antonyms

Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Oxford Dictionaries 1
R199 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R15 (8%) In stock

This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms.
Includes a centre section containing thematic lists, for example of animals, games, and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles.
Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.

PONS Reference - PONS Grosses Schulworterbuch Deutsch (Paperback): Nele Neuhaus PONS Reference - PONS Grosses Schulworterbuch Deutsch (Paperback)
Nele Neuhaus
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Within 7 - 12 working days
Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback): Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback)
R170 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R29 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Collins South African School Dictionary is the perfect companion for all students aged 11+. With a very clear design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence and help with work and study.

This new Collins South African School Dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes relevant curriculum vocabulary for students aged 11+.

A special supplement on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems.

This student-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.

Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare (Paperback): Dk Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare (Paperback)
Dk 1
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The Little Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare, packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes, now in a handy compact size. This bold book covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and less well-known works of poetry. Easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life, including illustrated timelines which offer an at-a-glance summary of the action for each play. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry. Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar or a student of the great Bard, The Little Book of Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and lasting legacy.

Do Story - How to Tell Your Story so the World Listens (Paperback): Bobette Buster Do Story - How to Tell Your Story so the World Listens (Paperback)
Bobette Buster
R197 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R60 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (Paperback): Martin Edwards The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (Paperback)
Martin Edwards 1
R333 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R86 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story. It presents the development of crime fiction - from Sherlock Holmes to the end of the golden age - in an accessible, informative and engaging style.

Pharos Afrikaans Vir Almal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Isabel Uys Pharos Afrikaans Vir Almal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Isabel Uys
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Within 7 - 15 working days

Hierdie splinternuwe titel is die eerste taalnaslaanbron wat KABV-gebaseer is. Dit bestaan uit twee dele. Die eerste deel sluit taalreŽls en nalsaanlyste in, en die tweede deel bevat algemene kennisfeite oor Suid-Afrika en die res van die wÍreld.

KABV-vereistes vir Afrikaans Huistaal en Eerste en Tweede Addisionele Taal vorm die basis vir die onderwerpe wat in diť boek bespreek word. Hierdie onderwerpe sluit onder meer die volgende in: punktuasie, sametrekkings, woordsoorte, letterlike en figuurlike betekenis, geluide van dinge en diere, tye, sinonieme en antonieme, homonieme en homofone en leenwoorde, om maar ’n paar te noem. Dit bevat ook ’n lys met handige literÍre terme soos hiperool, klanknabootsing en personifikasie, sowel as nuttige notas oor skriftelike werk.

Die tweede deel van die boek fokus op algemene kennisfeite soos die nasionale simbole van Suid-Afrika, wie ons buurlande is, waar ons elf amptelike tale gepraat word, wie die wÍreldleiers is, watter geldeenheid waar gebruik word, en groot uitvindsels van die wÍreld.

Die eenvoudige uitleg en duidelike leiding maak hierdie titel ’n moet-hÍ vir elke leerder wat Afrikaans as ’n Huistaal of Eerste of Tweede Addisionele Taal wil slaag. Dit is ook ’n handige naslaanbron vir volwassenes.

*Die Engelse ekwivalent van hierdie publikasie is ook beskikbaar onder die titel English for All.

YOU Crossword Dictionary (Paperback): Barbara Davey YOU Crossword Dictionary (Paperback)
Barbara Davey
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Within 7 - 15 working days

Compiler Barbara Davey struggled for years to complete the crosswords in the YOU magazine. For this reason, she started writing down all the clues she struggled with in an exercise book. After a while she had filled up so many books that she decided to buy herself a computer. This helped her to store the information alphabetically as well as to introduce various other categories, which are handy for crossword enthusiasts. After 20 years she gathered enough information to publish this one-stop crossword reference.

A page at the beginning of the dictionary gives an easy explanation on how to use the book. The clues are ordered alphabetically and followed by one or more solutions. The A to Z list is followed by almost 50 other handy categories with information crossword enthusiasts would need to complete an English crossword with no fuss. These categories include the 7 Wonders of the World, countries and their capitals, military ranks, planets and satellites, and much much more. The vast amount of information from various fields makes this dictionary even suitable for learners. Therefore, it’s an excellent gift for adults, learners, crossword fanatics and crossword beginners.

Barbara says: “Since I gathered all this information I am now able to complete the crosswords in the YOU magazine and many other English crosswords in other printed media. It's the only crossword dictionary you need now, everything in one book.”

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