Better Writing

Author: Travis Koll
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610485882
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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 with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories. Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sources Expanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blog Captivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-how Comprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industry Essential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer Accompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller

The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing

Author: Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110391
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides exercises and examples on style, usage, grammar, and punctuation for becoming a better writer.

Beyond Sinology

Author: Andrea Bachner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536305
Format: PDF, ePub
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New communication and information technologies remain challenging 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, both within China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from alternative theoretical perspectives, this volume pinpoints the phenomena binding languages, scripts, and medial expressions to cultural and national identity. 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 new critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing.

Comma Sense

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Stuff of Literature

Author: Edward A. Levenston
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791408896
Format: PDF
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The total meaning of a work of literature derives not only from what the words mean, but from what the text looks like. This stuff of literature, graphic substance or the physical raw material, is explored here in Levenston's comprehensive survey. Levenston discusses the main literary genres of poetry, drama, and fiction, and the extent to which they may be said to exist primarily in written or spoken form, or both. He then examines spelling, punctuation, typography, and layout, the four graphic aspects of a text which an author can manipulate for additional meanings. Also explored are the problems raised for translators by graphically unusual texts--and by the possibility of producing graphically unusual translations--and some of the solutions that have been found. A wealth of examples and analysis is offered, including poetry from Chaucer to Robert Graves and e. e. cummings; fiction such as Tristram Shandy, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake; works from Samuel Richardson to Ronald Sukenik; drama from Aristophanes to Bernard Shaw, and Shakespeare. Attention is also paid to graphic contributions in other literary traditions, from the Hebrew of the book of Psalms to Guillaume Apollinaires's "Calligrammes".