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Grammatically Correct

Author : Anne Stilman
ISBN : 1582976163
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How does good writing stand out? If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more. Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing: Individual words—spelling variations, hyphenation, frequently confused homonyms, frequently misused words and phrases, irregular plurals and negatives, and uses of capitalization and type style to add special meanings Punctuation—the role of each mark in achieving clarity and affecting tone, and demonstration of how misuses can lead to ambiguity Syntax and structure—agreement of subject and verb, parallel construction, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, active versus passive voice, and more Style—advice on the less hard-and-fast areas of clarity and tone, including sentence length and order, conciseness, simplification, reading level, jargon and clichés, and subtlety Filled with self-test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing instead on practical strategies and intuitive explanations. Discussions are designed to get to the heart of a concept and provide a sufficient sense of when and how to use it, along with examples that show what ambiguities or misinterpretations might result if the rules are not followed. In cases where there is more than one acceptable way to do something, the approach is not to prescribe one over another but simply to describe the options. Readers of this book will never break the rules of language again—unintentionally.

Career Opportunities In Writing

Author : T. Allan Taylor
ISBN : 9781438110905
Genre : Authorship
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Provides information on salaries, skill requirements, and employment opportunities for ninety writing and writing-related professions.

Interviewing And Investigating

Author : Stephen P. Parsons
ISBN : 9781454873464
Genre : Law
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Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.

English Usage Guides

Author : Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
ISBN : 9780198808206
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.

501 Grammar And Writing Questions

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ISBN : 1576855392
Genre : Education
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Reinforces the rules of grammar for improved written communication. Includes exercises in capitalization/punctuation, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, etc.), paragraph structural development, and assembling coherent essays. Features practice sets of questions and answer explanations as well as models of completed essays.

Write Better Essays In Just 20 Minutes A Day

Author : Elizabeth L. Chesla
ISBN : 1576853098
Genre : Study Aids
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With this self-study book, you practice each new skill as you learn it. You'll find model answers and helpful explanations for all kinds of practice essays, so you'll know you are on the right track. - Find out what evaluators really want to know when they ask you to analyze, classify, evaluate, identify, or illustrate something in an essay exam. - See actual college application essay questions from a variety of universities and real-life essay questions from recent essay exams. - Explore ways to find out what works and what doesn't work as you revise your essay.

The Times Style Guide An Authoritative Guide To English Usage

Author : Ian Brunskill
ISBN : 9780008146184
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 62. 36 MB
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Uncover the rules, conventions and policies on spelling, grammar and usage followed by the journalists, contributors and editors working on the Times newspaper.

The Sundance Writer

Author : Mark Connelly
ISBN : 0155112600
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57. 90 MB
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Memoir

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ISBN : 8185867631
Genre : Geology
File Size : 85. 29 MB
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Praxis I

Author : Diana Huggins
ISBN : UOM:39015061457993
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 74. 60 MB
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Serves as a study guide for the two exams - Praxis I and II. This book includes test taking strategies, tips, tricks and practical knowledge to help you learn and remember the information. It also includes a CD that features a test engine, which provides multiple test modes, random question and answer order and explanations of all answers.

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