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Confident writers succeed. Whatever career you aim for, good writing enables you to win more opportunities, perform better on the job and build the relationships you want. In this practical, reader-friendly guide, Natalie Canavor shares a step-by-step framework that professional communicators use to determine what to say, and how to say it, in every situation. This guide shows you how to use strategic writing to achieve your own immediate and long-range goals in all media, from email to resumes, blogs to proposals, tweets to video. Discover easy to learn tools and techniques to recognize and fix your own writing problems, without grammar lessons. Business Writing Today prepares you to better understand the business world and communicate in ways that achieve your aims in today's highly competitive work environment. NEW TO THIS EDITION: A new chapter explores writing methods used by professional journalists and PR specialists including how to create media releases, find information, and interview effectively `View from the Field' boxes feature advice from professionals who share their first-hand insights on a range of cutting-edge communication tactics `Success Tip' boxes give practical ideas for succeeding in the workplace and leveraging your communication skills Expanded coverage of the job application process includes best practices for writing successful resumes, cover letters, and networking Expanded coverage of writing for oral communication covers planning for presentations, tips for crafting personal stories, ideas for using video and creating effective visuals 'Practice Opportunities' provide exercises and activities to promote active learning, group projects and class discussion.
Tired of flipping back and forth between a dictionary and a
thesaurus, searching for just the right word? This second edition
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Clear, precise definitions deliver the words you need to enable quick and easy understanding. The book allows readers to speak and write accurately as IPA pronunciations are abundant.
The quirky inspiration of the 642 Series takes on a new form in this collection of fun and thought-provoking lists. Filling out these lists will provide hours of entertainment and inspiration, whether the journaler is looking for a creative way to pass the time, an opportunity for self-reflection, or a spark to jumpstart creative writing projects.
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 essential dictionary and phrase book provides every term you need to know when buying, maintaining, renovating or building a home in France. Accessible and comprehensive, it includes the technical words you won't find in an ordinary dictionary for tools and equipment and every aspect of painting, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It also equips you with terminology for planning structural changes such as extensions and determining boundaries. An appendix of emergency phrases will make this a book you'll want to keep by the phone at all times. Whether you own a home or work in France, this book will help you talk to French tradesmen with authority and avoid costly misunderstandings as you pull down the language barrier brick by brick.
While humans have used their hands to engage in combat since the dawn of man, boxing originated in Ancient Greece as an Olympic event. It is one of the most popular, controversial and misunderstood sports in the world. For its advocates, it is a heroic expression of unfettered individualism. For its critics, it is a depraved and ruthless physical and commercial exploitation of mostly poor young men. This Companion offers engaging and informative essays about the social impact and historical importance of the sport of boxing. It includes a comprehensive chronology of the sport, listing all the important events and personalities. Essays examine topics such as women in boxing, boxing and the rise of television, boxing in Africa, boxing and literature, and boxing and Hollywood films. A unique book for scholars and fans alike, this Companion explores the sport from its inception in Ancient Greece to the death of its most celebrated figure, Muhammad Ali.
Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER, Brief, International Edition, is a fully updated three-in-one text--with a Rhetoric, a Reader, and a Researcher--for students at any skill level. The clear visual "at-a-glance" format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing--from voice to documentation--and offer models for students' own papers. To save you time and engage learners, the fourth edition features expanded technology resources that include a multimedia eBook; English CourseMate; and Enhanced InSite, with online, streamlined peer review, originality checking, grademarking capabilities, and more.
A unique guide to communicating in French. It will help learners discover expressions and idioms to make their French more natural and fluent, while developing an awareness of French culture. Designed for learners of French of all ages, whether you are learning at school, in evening classes, for business or to go on holiday. The text consists of 250 quirky and interesting French idioms which are arranged into different themes, and are given with simple example phrases to show them in context. Clear and concise language notes provide information on the meaning and background of some idioms, while handy culture notes help explain any cultural differences. Combined with a text which has a selection of illustrations, the Collins Easy Learning French Idioms takes you beyond beginners level and expands your knowledge of frequently-used, natural French expressions. * Get it right: key idioms and example phrases help improve your knowledge of real French. * Get there fast: clear themes help guide you to the type of idiom you're looking for. * Have confidence: a fun, useful guide to common French idioms helps you increase your knowledge of natural French and French culture.
The Cambridge Companion to World Literature introduces the significant ideas and practices of world literary studies. It provides a lucid and accessible account of the fundamental issues and concepts in world literature, including the problems of imagining the totality of literature; comparing literary works across histories, cultures and languages; and understanding how literary production is affected by forces such as imperialism and globalization. The essays demonstrate how detailed critical engagements with particular literary texts call forth differing conceptions of world literature, and, conversely, how theories of world literature shape our practices of readings. Subjects covered include cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, internationalism, scale and systems, sociological criticism, translation, scripts, and orality. This book also includes original analyses of genres and forms, ranging from tragedy to the novel and graphic fiction, lyric poetry to the short story and world cinema.
FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, BOOK 2 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the essay level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies to analyze reading and to generate writing. FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, BOOK 2 teaches specific reading strategies with each essay genre and teaches rhetorical modes of writing as modes of thought. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models.
Endorsed by WESPA for use in Tournament & Club play from 1st September 2015, the latest official wordlist contains all 276,663 words. Nearly every Scrabble player has been involved in a dispute over which words are acceptable. Now you can settle all those squabbles with this wordlist from Collins - the authority on Scrabble. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble wordlist ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With over 276,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for anyone playing Scrabble. Collins Official Scrabble Words is endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) and is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2015 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This book is an indispensable guide to how to write articles, choose journals, and deal with revisions or rejection. Each chapter is written by a highly experienced journal editor - people who have actually made decisions on manuscripts and publication, as well as being eminent in their respective scientific field and written many articles themselves. It showcases parts of articles, discusses journal submission, outlines the resubmission process, and highlights systemic issues. Clear instructions are given on writing an empirical article, literature reviews, titles and abstracts, introductions, theories, hypotheses, methods and data analysis. Each part of the process is laid out from presenting results, to mapping-out a discussion and writing for referees. The integral skills of revising papers and ensuring a high impact are taught in 'article writing 101'. Whilst less intuitive knowledge is provided concerning publishing strategies, references, online submission, review systems, open access and ethical considerations.
This is a book of book lists. Not of the '1,001 Books You MUST Read Before You Die' variety but lists that tell stories. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways. From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the books most frequently left in hotels, from prisoners' favourite books to MPs' most borrowed books, these lists are proof that a person's bookcase tells you everything you need to know about them, and sometimes more besides.
The literature of Wales is one of the oldest continuous literary traditions in Europe. The earliest surviving poetry was forged in the battlefields of post-Roman Wales and the 'Old North' of Britain, and the Welsh-language poets of today still write within the same poetic tradition. In the early twentieth century, Welsh writers in English outnumbered writers in Welsh for the first time, generating new modes of writing and a crisis of national identity which began to resolve itself at the end of the twentieth century with the political devolution of Wales within the United Kingdom. By considering the two literatures side by side, this book argues that bilingualism is now a normative condition in Wales. Written by leading scholars, this book provides a comprehensive chronological guide to fifteen centuries of Welsh literature and Welsh writing in English against a backdrop of key historical and political events in Britain.
Believe it or not, even the greatest literary heavyweights suffer from writer's block sometimes. This little book, filled with the wit and wisdom of some of the most renowned authors of all time, is sure to provide inspiration and help those words keep flowing!
Some stories couldn't happen just anywhere or any time - often the scenery , landscape or era is as central to the tale as any character - and just as easily recognised. Wh at adventures would Heidi have had without her mountain neighbours? W ould Jim Hawkins have experienced such an adventure had he not lived in mid - 1700s England? Literary Landscapes brings together an eclectic collage of over 50 familiar literary worlds paired with original maps and archive material, as well as illustrations and photography. In this collection of essays the reader will follow Leopold Bl oom's footsteps around Dublin, become immerse d in Les Mis e rable's revolutionary Paris, feel the chill wind of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and hear the churning paddles of Mississippi steamboats in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. The landscapes of enduring fictional characters and literary legends are vividly brought to life, evoking all the sights and sounds of the original works. For anyone wh o ever dreamt of escaping the everyday, Literary Landscapes will transport you to the greatest places in literature.
Authoring a Ph.D. Thesis involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also involves being examined and getting work published. This book provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help PhD candidates cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.
The first situation-based 3-in-1 writing guide (including a rhetoric, reader, and research manual), THE HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING, CONCISE 2nd Edition, brings the rhetorical situation to life. Renowned author and educator Cheryl Glenn translates rhetorical theory into easy-to-follow (and easy-to-teach) techniques that help sharpen students' ability to observe what words, assertions, or opinions might work best with a particular audience in a specific situation.
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