Language Arts & Disciplines

The Classic Guide to Better Writing

Author: Rudolf Flesch

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 479

Every phase of writing is addressed in this authoritative, practical guide. Specific topics include: organizing information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability and checking grammar and spelling. Featuring hundreds of exercises and written in a relaxed, entertaining style, this is the perfect aid for the many Americans who wish to improve their communication skills in both their business and personal lives.
Biography & Autobiography

How to Write Your Own Life Story

Author: Lois Daniel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 495

Writing the story of one s life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn t have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographies that will delight and motivate. "
Reference

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 110

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

On Writing Well

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 294

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles
Education

The Sundance Writer: A Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 615

Praised for its practical strategies, real-world emphasis, and focus on critical thinking, this successful 4-in-1 text (rhetoric, reading, research guide, and handbook) prepares students for writing in college and in the workplace. THE SUNDANCE WRITER, FIFTH EDITION, provides students with essential skills needed for writing in college and beyond, including critical thinking and reading, as well as writing for academic and workplace audiences. The fifth edition features an important restructuring of content that allows students to proceed more quickly to writing projects and to incorporating research into their writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Political Science

Communicating With Intelligence

Author: James S. Major

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 109

Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills.
Language Arts & Disciplines

On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary

Author: William K. Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 333

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating Short Fiction

Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 644

Explains effective use of structure and pacing, and offers advice for creating realistic dialogue, plot, and characters
Business & Economics

Supervision, Management, and Leadership

Author: John E. Tropman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 662

""Tropman synthesizes a broad range of classical organizational theory, contemporary research, and management experience to provide readers of Management and Leadership in Community Benefit Organizations an overview of the structure, culture, and function of organizations; the relationship between leadership and management in organizations; and the unique experience of manager/leaders who serve in the community-benefit sector. Drawing on the literature of high-performing organizations, Tropman leads readers through phases of leadership/management; explores efficient and effective leadership and management at each level; and offers a clear approach to developing competence regardless of position in the organization. He concludes with a thought-provoking section on helping organizations and managers/leaders maintain their edge and to adroitly navigate transition and change. Management, leadership, organization, community benefit organization, competence, non-profit, governance, high-performing organizations, high-quality decisions, change management. ""--

The Elements of Style

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Category:

Page: 64

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of 57 "words often misspelled." E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White," which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

Author: Tom Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

View: 522

This eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Complete with usage notes that address lawyers' most common errors, this well-organized book is both an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised second edition contains a set of editing exercises (and a suggested revision key with explanations) to test your skill. This book is a definitive guide to becoming a better writer—and a better lawyer.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Vocabulary Book

Author: Michael F. Graves

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 268

This extensively revised and expanded edition of the bestselling text and teaching resource incorporates the newest research in vocabulary learning and instruction into a complete and balanced program for all K–12 students, from those who struggle in school to those who excel. Literacy expert Michael Graves presents a four-pronged vocabulary program that he has developed and honed for over 30 years. The program has the following four components: Frequent, Varied, and Extensive Language Experiences; Teaching Individual Words; Teaching Word Learning Strategies; and Fostering Word Consciousness. The text includes theory, research-based strategies, vocabulary interventions, classroom examples, advice for working with English learners, discussion of next-generation standards, and more. The Vocabulary Book, Second Edition will appeal to reading and subject-area teachers, teacher educators, and school, district, and state leaders. New for the Second Edition: Instructional approaches developed and classroom-tested since the release of the first edition. A chapter specifically on teaching vocabulary to English learners. A chapter specifically on selecting vocabulary words to teach. Curricular and instructional elements designed to meet and exceed Common Core State Standards. An emphasis on vocabulary as a vital resource for all students in our increasingly diverse society. “If you believe vocabulary instruction is vital to reading, writing, and thinking, then Michael Graves’ Second Edition of The Vocabulary Book will give you the tools for powerful instruction, as many teachers discovered with the First Edition. This book will shift your perspective and you will reap the benefits of placing vocabulary at the center of your instruction.” —Peter Dewitz, district level reading consultant, Mary Baldwin College “Now that ‘vocabulary’ is included on the Nation’s Report Card, teachers will want to know how to help students increase their word power. Graves’s advice will be invaluable in what to do—and what not to do.” —Robert Calfee, professor emeritus, Stanford University “This book is an excellent resource for practitioners interested in developing a comprehensive program for building vocabulary in children. It is also of great value for researchers who wish to design and test vocabulary interventions.” —Diane August, senior research scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics
Music

Writing Better Lyrics

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 643

The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics. Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques. Songwriters will discover: How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song's emotional impact on listeners Techniques for avoiding clichés and creating imaginative metaphors and similes Ways to use repetition as an asset How to successfully manipulate meter Instruction for matching lyrics with music Ways to build on ideas and generate effective titles Advice for working with a co-writer And much more Featuring updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of Creative Writing

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 169

“One of the few truly helpful books on fiction writing.” —Chicago Tribune Go beyond Stephen King’s On Writing to master the fundamentals of great storytelling with this foundational guide that reveals the essential elements of what makes the best fiction. The Art of Creative Writing is a timeless testament to the power of dialogue and character development that is accessible for every level of writer from beginner to established author. As in the bestselling The Art of Dramatic Writing, still considered one of the most essential books on playwriting more than 75 years after publication, the author outlines in detail his highly acclaimed Egri Method of Creative Writing and shows how to apply it to all fiction formats—novels, short stories, and screenplays. Grounded in Egri’s assertion that “Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character,” here is concise, clear advice on the most important element of good writing: characterization. Step by step, Egri shows writers how to probe the secrets of human motivation to create flesh-and-blood characters who create suspense and conflict, and who grow emotionally under stress and strain. As practical as it is inspiring, The Art of Creative Writing remains a timeless, illuminating guide that teaches every writer, and aspiring writer, how to create works that are both compelling and enduring.
Business & Economics

SUMMARY - On Writing Well: The Classic Guide To Writing Nonfiction By William Zinsser

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

View: 159

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover the golden rules of writing as well as tips to make all your writing more enjoyable to read. You will also discover that : everyone is capable of writing as long as they master the basic rules of the French language; simplicity is the first quality of a good text; it is important to reveal one's sensitivity and humanity in one's writing in order to touch the reader; it is also important to show originality and assert one's personality in order to stand out. Knowing how to write well is essential, as the written word is present in everyday life. Even if you now write more on computer and telephone keyboards than on paper, the principles of good writing remain the same. Whether you are a student, a company executive, a blogger or a writer in your spare time, William Zinsser's guide will give you valuable advice on how to make your texts clearer, more enjoyable to read and more original. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
Business & Economics

Becoming a Public Relations Writer

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 386

Becoming a Public Relations Writer is a comprehensive guide to the writing process for public relations practice. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps, and practical exercises, this text introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner. A focus on ethical and legal issues is woven throughout, with examples and exercises addressing public relations as practiced by corporations, non-profit agencies, and other types of organizations both large and small. In addition, the book offers the most comprehensive list of public relations writing formats to be found anywhere—from the standard news release to electronic mail and other opportunities using a variety of technologies and media. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect significant developments in the public relations field, including: New and updated information on research into persuasion and social psychology aimed at helping readers be more influential in their writing. Significant updating on a new chapter on multimedia, introducing a new transmedia format for a comprehensive news package for print, broadcast, online and social media. Expansion of a chapter on websites, blogs and wikis. Expansion of the chapter on direct mail and online appeals. Updated examples of actual pieces of public relations writing. A companion website with resources for instructors and students, including a glossary, flashcards, exercises, and appendices on ethical standards, careers in public relations, and professional organizations. Through its comprehensive and accessible approach, Becoming a Public Relations Writer is an invaluable resource for future and current public relations practitioners.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018)

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: SPECTRUM INK

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

View: 135

This Classic Edition commemorates the 100-year anniversary of William Strunk's grammar primer, The Elements of Style. Generations of writers have learned the basics of grammar from Strunk’s little book. It was rated “one of the 100 most influential books written in English” by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read. Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 includes the full text of Strunk's original work, plus two new chapters, requested by college professors and students to help clarify points of confusion in modern writing: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing. It also features some other enhancements that make this grammar handbook even more useful: 1. Editor’s notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules now considered obsolete and to provide up-to-date rules for students and writers. 2. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance. 3. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter. 4. The paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for convenient notetaking. 5. The e-book versions have been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices. Elements of Style: Classic Edition is now being used as a textbook in courses at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley and elsewhere, giving students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while adhering to the fundamental rules of English Grammar.