The Academic Writer s Toolkit

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

What Objects Mean Second Edition

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315415836
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Media and Communication Research Methods

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148337758X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Media and Communication Research Methods, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical text designed to give students a step-by-step introduction to conducting media and communication research. Offering real-world insights along with the author’s signature animated style, this text makes the discussion of complex qualitative and quantitative methods easy to comprehend. Packed with detailed examples and practical exercises, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling introductory text includes a new chapter on discourse analysis; expanded discussion of social media, expanded coverage of the research process, and more. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research for the first time, this accessible text will help students understand, practice, and master media and communication research.

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Author: Tim Clifford
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895754
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Improving Writing Skills

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803948239
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Scripts

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Scripts is a book which provides instruction on writing for television and radio broadcasting. Presented in a lively, entertaining style, the book offers a firsthand description of writing editorials, public service announcements, commercials, feature stories, reviews and documentaries. Berger includes a unique section on comedy writing and another on the importance of maintaining a journal. Other sections examine different `voices' used in writing, common writing errors, grammar and rhetoric.

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.

Media Research Techniques

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452251266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Arthur Asa Berger's essential guide to undertaking applied or practical research in media studies is designed to provide introductory techniques that allow students to engage immediately in their own research projects. In so doing, students learn various ways of conducting communication research both in theory and practice. In response to suggestions from users of the First Edition, Berger has added new chapters in each of the following areas: experimentation, historical research, comparative research and participant observation.

Narratives in Popular Culture Media and Everyday Life

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761903453
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Arthur Asa Berger elucidates narrative theory and applies it to readers' everyday experiences with popular forms of mass media. This unique book demonstrates how to interpret narratives while presenting the analysis in an accessible manner.