The Academic Writer s Toolkit

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419327
Format: PDF, Docs
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Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Author: Tim Clifford
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895754
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Middle School Writing Toolkit addresses the 5 major writing genres that middle-school students are expected to master - reports, persuasive essays, how-to (procedural) essays, narratives, and literary responses - and provides 57 mini-lessons and more than 200 workstation tasks to start English teachers well on their way to creating a successful writing program in the classroom.

Media Analysis Techniques

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506366201
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the Sixth Edition of Media Analysis Techniques, author Arthur Asa Berger once again provides students with a clearly written, user-friendly, hands-on guide to media criticism. The book empowers readers to make their own analyses of the media rather than just accept how others interpret the media. Media Analysis Techniques begins by examining four techniques of media interpretation - semiotic theory, Marxist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and sociological theory - that Berger considers critical for creative people to acknowledge if they are to understand how their creations translate to the real world. Application chapters then link popular culture to these four theories. Written in an accessible style that demystifies complex concepts, Media Analysis Techniques includes a glossary, study guides, and the author's own illustrations.

The Writer s Toolkit

Author: Steve Austin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534959170
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is your story? Deeper than your name, your hometown, and your favorite color. What's the story you obsess over at night? The one you struggle with when you're alone? What's the story that haunts your prayer time or makes you feel like you shouldn't pray at all? Do you want to tell the story of something really great you accomplished, but fear sounding like a pompous ass? Do you want to tell the story of the hardest lesson you ever learned, but don't know how to say that the story isn't over yet? You're frustrated because you still feel stuck in the middle of learning it and wonder if you really have anything to offer anyone else. Am I right? Our stories are all different. The who, what, when, where, why, and how change from person to person. But the one common denominator is that all of our stories have power. Let me say it again: Your story is powerful. Through writing, I have found my voice, connected with others in similar situations, and witnessed the creation of an online community of grace-givers that continues to astound me every single day. While I thought successful writing was all about page views and building a name for myself, I have found even greater satisfaction in writing through my brokenness and helping others do the same. I am Steve Austin. I have been blogging my story of messy grace since 2010. Along the way, I've found this message resonates deeply. I've had work featured on The Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Patheos, & The Mighty. I am a staff writer for Venn Magazine and serve on the Board for Altarwork. The Writer's Toolkit: How to Own and Craft Your Story I am thrilled to release my brand new PDF and e-course, "The Writer's Toolkit: How to Own and Craft Your Story." I am so excited about this easy-to-follow, helpful, and effective resource! The buzz about the book: Steve Austin has put together a fantastic resource to help would-be writers, preachers, speakers, and newbie bloggers learn how to tell YOUR story in a way that genuinely connects with people. He has encouraged me to share the less-than-Pinterest-perfect side of my own story over at Completely Kristie, and this PDF Kit both inspired me and gave me practical tools to tell my story more effectively. Steve has a talent for developing great storytellers, so if you've got a story that needs to be told, I highly encourage you to snag a copy! -Kristie Burch, completelykristie.com This is a fantastic resource from Steve Austin. It is a useful tool for writers, story tellers, leaders and those interested in furthering their own healing journey. -Sean Swaby, Editor at Good Men Project, Writer at SMSWABY If you've ever thought about writing or sharing your life story, you might want to check this out. -Christine Callister Walker, christiwalk.com I have known Steve Austin for nearly twenty years and if anyone has a story to tell it is him! His message has changed my life in more ways than I can count. You definitely want to read everything he writes. Also, his downloadable set of worksheets on how to tell your story have inspired me to get to writing! I have a story to tell and can't wait to use Steve's "tell your story" formula to craft my message of awesome! Look out world! -Amye Still, amyestill.com I really liked it [the e-book] and found it helpful. Your list of questions is quite thought-provoking. I have been working on memoir writing for some time now. (one of these days I REALLY want to be published) I've read books, signed up for courses, but your approach is quite different and I really like it. Perhaps it's better to look at a small chunk of life rather that the whole big picture. -Barbara W.

The Narrative Writing Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317326385
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In order for students to write effective narratives, they need to read good narratives. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make narrative writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach elementary and middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective narratives and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce your students to the key features of a successful narrative, such as engaging the reader, organizing an event sequence, and crafting a strong conclusion. Assess students’ writing by evaluating the specific attributes of an effective narrative. Make narrative writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of narrative writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. Encourage students to incorporate technology and multimedia as they craft their narratives. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography with mentor text suggestions and links to the Common Core. You’ll also find a study guide that will help you use this book for professional development with colleagues. Bonus: Blank templates of the handouts are available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).

Teaching Academic Writing

Author: Caroline Coffin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134507321
Format: PDF, ePub
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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

What Objects Mean Second Edition

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315415836
Format: PDF, Docs
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Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the reader through half a dozen theoretical models that are commonly used to analyze objects. He then describes and analyzes eleven objects, many of them new to this edition—including smartphones, Facebook, hair dye, and the American flag—showing how they demonstrate concepts like globalization, identity, and nationalism. The book includes a series of exercises that allow students to analyse objects in their own environment. Brief and inexpensive, this introductory guide will be used in courses ranging from anthropology to art history, pop culture to psychology.

School Portfolio Toolkit

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922603
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The School Portfolio Toolkit is a book and compact disc (CD) that includes over 300 tools, strategies, templates, and examples for use in building school portfolios and for planning, implementing, and evaluating continuous school improvement. The Toolkit was written to support school personnel with the mechanics of putting together a school portfolio, as well as to offer processes and strategies to move whole school staffs into and through continuous improvement. The tools in the Toolkit will help staffs create, implement, and maintain school portfolios and begin the journey of continuous improvement. Each chapter deals with one topic related to the school portfolio and comprehensive school improvement, with related documents and tools on the CD. The School Portfolio Toolkit book and CD provides templates, tools, examples, and strategies that will help you analyze your school's data, create a vision that is truly shared by the school staff, build a continuous school improvement plan to implement the school vision, formulate a leadership structure to implement the vision, involve parents, community, and business in implementing the vision, embed up to forty different powerful professional development designs into your school plan, evaluate your continuous school improvement work, and create a School Portfolio that will organize and serve as a framework for the continuation of this work

The Novel Writer s Toolkit

Author: Bob Mayer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973203
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide for aspiring writers covers a broad range of topics, including setting a writing schedule, turning ideas into saleable stories, conducting accurate research, finding an agent or editor, understanding the submission and publishing process, and staying motivated. Reprint.

Improving Writing Skills

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452254397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This brief, practical guide illustrates the most common kinds of business correspondence that a university professor is required to produce and offers useful advice to make these communications as effective as possible. The author also offers general suggestions on effective writing, including brainstorming and collaborating, persuasion, outlining and revising, and designing documents.