Better Writing

Author: Travis Koll
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610485882
Format: PDF, ePub
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.Using casual language and a straightforward approach, this book provides students with an easy-to-read and effective guide for developing their writing skills. Rather than intimidate and overwhelm novice writers with vast sets of rules, Koll utilises simple explanations and examples to demystify the writing process.

At a Glance Writing Sentences and Beyond

Author: Lee Brandon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128596571X
Format: PDF
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Using an abundance of exercises, including twenty-one that are new; examples; and writing applications, AT A GLANCE: WRITING SENTENCES AND BEYOND, Sixth Edition, focuses on sentence writing, with detailed attention to matters such as grammar, rhetoric, sentence variety, sentence combining, diction, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. The book also includes basic instructions for all ten patterns of writing, including classification; a reproducible Writing Process Worksheet designed to provide guidance for students in recursive writing and to save time for instructors; and concise instruction, with student examples, on the process of writing paragraphs and essays. This edition presents new instruction on writing the summary, a revision on community dialects, and more than a hundred prompts and topics for writing specific and combined patterns of paragraphs and essays. Delivering engaging, effective, and affordable basic instruction, the book can be used on its own or as a companion to a reader or other text materials. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Feature and Magazine Writing

Author: David E. Sumner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118305140
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along withtwo new chapters on digital media and blogs this third editioncontinues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writingengaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles tolocating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digitalmedia and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expertguidance, combining academic authority with professionalknow-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketingwritten work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong featurewriter Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources includingPowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will beavailable upon publication: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller"www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller/a

Writing speaking at work

Author: Edward P. Bailey
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131881303
Format: PDF, Docs
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Concise but thorough, this popular business communication text is packed with practical advice to help students improve their writing and speaking skills. Shorter than most other business communications texts,Writing & Speaking at Work, 4e draws from the authorrs"s years of experience as a college instructor and consultant in business and government. It delivers practical insight and instruction that will equip students with the tools to be effective communicators no matter where their careers may take them. Instead of detailing the various communications theories, it focuses on the two critical communication needs of business people: writing and speaking.

Beyond Sinology

Author: Andrea Bachner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536305
Format: PDF
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New communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, within both China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from a variety of alternative theoretical perspectives, Beyond Sinology reflects on the Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections between languages, scripts, and medial expressions and cultural and national identities. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing. Chinese writing—with its history of divergent readings in Chinese and non-Chinese contexts, with its current reinvention in the age of new media and globalization—can teach us how to read and construct mediality and cultural identity in interculturally responsible ways and also how to scrutinize, critique, and yet appreciate and enjoy the powerful multi-medial creativity embodied in writing.

Comma Sense

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906448
Format: PDF
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Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

The Best Punctuation Book Period

Author: June Casagrande
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607744945
Format: PDF, Docs
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This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How We Write

Author: Mike Sharples
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134665385
Format: PDF, Docs
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How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.