Words of Wisdom

Author: Scott B. Remer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781466437821
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by a former Spelling Bee contestant who placed 34th and 4th in his two years of participating, this revised and updated comprehensive guide to the Scripps National Spelling Bee not only recounts the author's experience, but it also prepares you to have the thrill of your own lifetime! Scott maximizes your study time by organizing the book into sections, each with a specific set of skills or goals in mind. He has dissected almost every language that has entered our English patois and formatted the words into tables, with accompanying observations. There are over one hundred exercises, spelling tests, and activities where you can absorb more than 10,000 regional and national level words. If you are interested in competing on the national level, this book is for you. It has thousands of words of all difficulty levels, for all different types of spellers - the product of almost two years of exhaustive work. We invite you to experience the ultimate reality TV show from the inside. "Bee" wise and choose Words of Wisdom: Keys to Success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee (2nd Edition)!

How to Spell Like a Champ

Author: Barrie Trinkle
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761143697
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the origins and rules of spelling bees; provides advice on study techniques, word origins, and spelling rules; and offers word lists, drills, and puzzles to aid spellers.

Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults

Author: PAULA HARTMAN-STEIN
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441906366
Format: PDF
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Late life is characterized by great diversity in memory and other cognitive functions. Although a substantial proportion of older adults suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a majority retain a high level of cognitive skills throughout the life span. Identifying factors that sustain and enhance cognitive well-being is a growing area of original and translational research. In 2009, there are as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. One in six women and one in 10 men who live to be at least age 55 will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their remaining lifetime. Approximately 10 million of the 78 million baby boomers who were alive in 2008 can expect to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Seventy percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home, cared for by family and friends. In 2008, 9.8 million family members, friends, and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid for care of people with Alzheimer’s disease amount to more than $148 billion annually (from Alzheimer’s Association, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures). This book will highlight the research foundations behind brain fitness interventions as well as showcase innovative community-based programs to maintain and promote mental fitness and intervene with adults with cognitive impairment. The emphasis is on illustrating the nuts and bolts of setting up and utilizing cognitive health programs in the community, not just the laboratory.

American Bee

Author: James Maguire
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1594869243
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What the bestselling Word Freak did for Scrabble, this riveting narrative now does for the National Spelling Bee. Here is a captivating slice of Americana--part sporting event, part absorbing human drama, and part celebration of the magic of words. Every spring in the nation's capital, after a starting pool of 10 million kids narrows to 250 finalists, America's top young spellers face off in a nail-biting contest. So electric is the drama that millions of viewers tune in to watch ESPN's live telecast But this national obsession is much more than a sporting story--and this first-ever narrative nonfiction book about the National Spelling Bee immerses the reader in unique subculture, portraying the endearing fraternity of brilliant, eccentric young word nerds who vie for a gold trophy, a hefty check, and a glorious moment of national fame. Author James Maguire, who like the contestants is an inveterate word nut, captures the agony and glory of this singularly American event. He profiles the top five spellers across the country, exploring their hopes and dreams-and strategies for winning--as they prepare for their moment in the spotlight. American Bee takes readers behind the scenes at the National Bee, providing a narrative thrill ride as the tension mounts round by round.

The Spelling List and Word Study Resource Book

Author: Mary Jo Fresch
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439444071
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contains organized spelling lists, Greek and Latin roots, word histories, and other resources designed to help teachers of grades one through six create dynamic spelling and vocabulary lessons.

The Secrets of Top Students

Author: Stefanie Weisman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402280807
Format: PDF, Docs
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Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.

The Pause Principle

Author: Kevin Cashman
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945344
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We live and lead in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. But paradoxically, Kevin Cashman contends that leaders today must not merely act more quickly but pause more deeply. He details a catalytic process to guide you to step back in order to lead forward in three critical growth areas: personal leadership, development of others, and fostering of cultures of innovation. You and your organization will learn to move from management speed and transaction to leadership significance and transformation.

Between You Me Confessions of a Comma Queen

Author: Mary Norris
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246604
Format: PDF
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"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Michelle Ferrier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781989014004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship is an open, collaboratively written and edited volume designed to fill the needs of a growing number of journalism and mass communications programs in the U.S. that are teaching media entrepreneurship, media innovation, and the business of journalism to undergraduate and graduate students.

Comedy Writing Secrets

Author: Mel Helitzer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973579
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."—Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor in the country" by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including: Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave 'em laughing!