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Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay's Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It's all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things Going Wrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
"Long live the King" hailed "Entertainment Weekly" upon publication of Stephen King's "On Writing." Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999--and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, "On Writing" will empower and entertain everyone who reads it--fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
The Scots-English English-Scots Dictionary is a fascinating and up-to-date guide to the language that developed alongside English in the northern parts of the British Isles. As well as including such well-known words as dreich, sassenach, kirk and kittle, it contains thousands of the other words that have enriched Scotland's cultural heritage over the centuries.
In J. R. R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, Middle-earth endured cataclysmic wars and critical battles, causing great men, women and mystical creatures to arise, influence and shape the course of its history. Here in this book, Tolkien expert David Day examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, and analyses Middle-earth's most celebrated heroes and the literary, historical and mythological sources that inspired their creation. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises-and more!-and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passe in the digital age, but it shouldn't be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers-it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing-but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it's a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You'll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you've learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you'll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.
Featuring clear and comprehensive guidance on the nuts and bolts of grammar, this concise volume will help students to break their bad habits and tackle written assignments with confidence. It enables students to improve their overall performance by addressing common problems, such as spelling and punctuation errors and sentence structure, in an accessible way. Each unit is presented on a double-page spread, making it easy for users to flick through the book and quickly find the unit they need. Units provide clear, jargon-free explanations of key topics and contain focused exercises for students to complete. This is an essential resource for students of all disciplines looking to improve their grammar. It can be used on teacher-led modules or as a self-study workbook.
All the words you need, every day: the perfect reference book to broaden your knowledge of English, and is ideal for everyday use, at home, in the office or at school, in a durable format. Drawn from Collins' 4.5-billion-word database of today's English, Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary with all the alternatives and opposites the user needs. The book is designed for ease of use, with thumb tabs on every page and all entry words highlighted in bold. This layout means that you can be sure to find all the information you need in the quickest time possible.
The grasping social climber, the tiresome neighbour, the spirited heroine, the most unsuitable of suitors, and, of course, the perfect love match, are all some of Jane Austen's timeless literary inventions. Mistress of a sharp wit, Austen's observations on society and the roles and rights of women are familiar today not only through her novels but from countless screen and stage adaptations. However, the original dramatisation of Austen was first published in 1895, by Victorian feminist and actor Rosina Filippi, who skilfully adapted iconic scenes from Austen's novels into one-act plays for performance. Playing Jane evokes the romance of Victorian drawing-room entertainment at its best, and with accompanying stage directions and advice on the correct silks and muslins to wear, you too can learn how to play Jane.
English-speakers can conveniently refer to words in both languages with this single dictionary, which is extremely compact in size. One of the most important features are the succinct yet effective explanations. English idioms and proverbs were used in illustrative sentences for those commonly used entries. The user will find that each entry word contains English synonyms with romanized pronunciation of Korean words.
This book has been developed to help beginners advance to the intermediate level while expanding their understanding of the Korean culture. It is structured to utilize Korean naturally in real-life situations. Practical tasks are introduced to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. One of the attributes of this amazing book is that it can be used to supplement any teaching method
Contains more than 3,000 ASL Sign Illustrations, fully searchable full-color DVD featuring every sign, special ASL classifier section, and complete index of English Synonyms for every sign. Created by an unparalleled board of experts led by renowned ASL linguist and poet Clayton Valli, "The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language" represents the culmination of more than five years of meticulous assessment and labor. More than 3,000 illustrations arrayed in this volume display the most useful selection of signs to be found in any single ASL reference resource. Each sign illustration, including depictions of fingerspelling when appropriate, incorporates a complete list of English synonyms. A full, alphabetized English index enables users to cross-reference words and signs throughout the entire volume. The comprehensive introduction lays the groundwork for learning ASL by explaining in plain language the workings of ASL syntax and structure. It also offers examples of idioms and describes the antecedents of ASL, its place in the Deaf community, and its meaning in Deaf culture. This extraordinary reference also provides a special section unique to this volume on ASL classifiers and their use. Readers will find complete descriptions of the various classifiers and examples of how to use these integral facets of ASL. The full-color DVD included with this dictionary features a diverse group of native ASL signers demonstrating how to form each of the 3,000 signs. Fully searchable, users can view a sign and quickly go to its synonyms. This and the many other exclusive features in "The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language" combine to make it the outstanding ASL reference for all instructors, students, and users of ASL.
This book is designed to help foreign travelers in Korea directly communicate with Koreans in the course of their journeys. The book contains essential Korean expressions for those who want to make most of the Korean language for the various situations that you might encounter during a trip. Topics and situations are suggested in the same sequence as in a trip so you can easily look for the expressions you need. Accessible E-K and K-E, with hangeul and romanization, it includes supportive pronunciation and reference guides, practical tips on Korean culture and etiquette
Improve your English grammar You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by using proper English language and grammar. The ability to articulate and communicate effectively is a valuable asset in all aspects of life. From writing a research paper to giving a presentation at work or just holding a casual conversation with friends or family, strong verbal and written skills are necessities in everyday communication. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies is the perfect solution for sharpening the tools in your grammar kit, with lessons and plenty of practice opportunities to help reinforce learning. Whether you need to brush up on the finer points of punctuation, need help making sense of those pesky parts of speech--or anything in between--this approachable guide makes it fast and easy. - Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online - Handle pronouns with grace - Master plurals and possessives - Improve your proofreading skills Everyone benefits from using proper grammar and speech, and now you can too!
A compact compendium designed for 3-ring binders, this thesaurus contains more than 85,000 words and includes synonyms, related words and antonyms.
A comprehensive collection of sample resumes for any job in any field
202 Great Resumes! gives job hunters more of everything they need to get a great job. These resumes cover more professions, more resume styles and formats, and more cutting- edge job search strategies than ever before. Fresh sample resumes for todays most sought-after professions are included, as well as special samples for recent grads and those whove been out of work for extended periods. Features include:
This dictionary and phrasebook offers a selection of the most common words and useful phrases in Yucatec Maya. 1,500 dictionary entries and 20 phrasebook chapters include phonetic pronunciation and translations for each word or phrase in English as well as in Spanish, the language of most non-Maya communication in Mexico and Central America. An introduction to the language and grammar, a pronunciation guide, and practical cultural information about the Maya make this the ideal language guide for the traveler and adventurer!
Eight million people throughout Mexico and Central America speak the Mayan language. The most common branch of Mayan, Yucatec Maya is spoken in the entirety of the Yucatan Peninsula, Campeche, and Quintana Roo, as well as in areas of Belize. John Montgomery is an illustrator, epigrapher and writer, who is earning his Ph.D. in Precolumbian Art from the University of New Mexico. A ten-year stay in Central America inspired his passion for the Maya region, its people and history. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife and children, who are descendants of the highland Maya.
A century of publishing and bookselling; over 700 books published in the field of Americana, many of them quite scarce and collectible; an international reputation for academic excellence and the publication of source works in American history. For three generations the company has been a leader in its field, and has received numerous awards for its work, including the Pulitzer Prize for American History.
This new bibliography and history contains a complete listing of all works produced by the firm through the past one hundred years, with full annotations on each book. Additionally, a history of the company provides insights into the firm's founding, publishing efforts, relocations, rare book business, staff members, and achievements.
Much revised and expanded: This new work completely supercedes the 1993 bibliography which was produced in a limited edition of 500 copies and was sold out prior to publication. This new work contains added data, revisions and corrections, new publications issued in the past decade, and new topical sections. The historical introduction has been revised and contains new illustrations.
Complete bibliographic entries: Each entry includes the usual author/editor and title listings with publication place and date. A physical description of the book is given, including the number of copies produced. Data on reprints by the company and others is added, plus a short summation of the contents, an appraisal of importance, and comments of interest regarding the publication or reception of the work.
New and enlarged sections:
Bibliography of publications: The complete list of books published under the company imprint has been expanded, revised and corrected.
Contract publications: A detailed listing of all books produced for other individuals, organizations and publishers on a contract basis is added.
Promotional materials: A section on catalogs and promotional ephemera is provided.
Mis-identified books: An enlarged list of books mistaken for Clark publications is included.
Series list: A separate section lists all volumes published in each of the many completed and ongoing series published by the company.
The book is bound in linen cloth. Embellished with photographs and facsimiles. Printed on acid-free paper with foil stamped spine and front cover. The trade edition is issued in an edition of 1000 copies.
This core textbook helps readers get to grips with the fundamentals of English grammar so that they can critically engage with a wide variety of texts. Combining contemporary linguistic approaches with the familiar terminology of traditional grammar, this lively book offers a hands-on introduction to English grammar. It begins by situating the study of grammar within its broader context, before moving on to look at the various categories that are used when analysing texts. Later chapters focus on the practical application of the skills acquired in the first part of the book. This is an indispensable text for students and teachers of English Language and Linguistics. It is also a valuable resource for those studying English as a second or foreign language.
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This Collins English Pocket Thesaurus is the perfect compact thesaurus for anyone stuck for words, writing essays, reports, marketing copy or work emails. The ideal word finder, this Collins thesaurus has a wide range of 128,000 synonyms and antonyms to choose from, giving unrivalled everyday language coverage for a thesaurus of its size. This new edition provides up-to-date language coverage along with practical guidance on effective English for everyday use. All main words are clearly distinguished, and the most helpful synonyms are highlighted and given first to ensure you find what you're looking for easily. With key antonyms included for many entries and supplement, plus the unique wear-resistant cover, this Collins English thesaurus is the ideal one-stop word reference for every home and office. For more on English language usage, our Collins English Pocket Dictionary (9780008141806) is an excellent companion.
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