Painless Writing

Updated with many new references, this entertaining book advises students on ways to enliven their essay assignments with vivid images, avoid the dull passive voice, and construct smooth, well-crafted sentences that flow together to create ...

Author: Jeffrey Strausser

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 0764142348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Offers techniques for improving writing style, shows how to create a template that can be used for writing research papers on all subjects, and includes practical exercises.

Painless Writing

PAINLESS. TIP. The two main causes of choppy writing are (1) overusing short, declarative sentences, and (2) beginning too many sentences with expletive ...

Author: Jeffrey Strausser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781506268132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Barron's makes writing fun and PAINLESS! Painless Writing provides lighthearted, step-by-step learning and includes: Painless writing techniques with sample writing passages throughout Instruction on expressing your thoughts clearly, enlivening your writing with vivid images, and avoiding the dull, passive voice Painless tips, common pitfalls, instructive tables,“brain tickler” quizzes and answers throughout each chapter, and more.

Quick Painless Business Writing

So, before you turn the pages of Quick and Painless Business Writing, read the following adages. They'll help you maximize the information that follows—some ...

Author: Susan Benjamin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781564149008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Yes, you can improve your writing without memorising endless rules, perusing checklists of do's and don'ts or revisiting the lessons of secondary school. Quick & Painless Business Writing reveals secrets that will eliminate business-writing phobias and faux pas and help you create outstanding documents that get optimal results. First, you'll learn that grammar is not a collection of stagnant rules you'd better follow (or else), but an ever-changing set of principles with plenty of choices. Then you'll discover secrets about writing your English teachers never told you: the secret power of nouns, the destructive force of innocent-seeming verbs and the way sentence structure can elicit certain responses. You'll happily replace what you learned about structure with an altogether new understanding of how to open, develop and close your messages. Even better, you'll learn how to build a cohesive message quickly, with little need for rewriting.

Writing in Pictures

Writing in Pictures offers straight talk, no mumbo-jumbo or gimmicks, just a methodical, step-by-step process that walks the reader through the different stages of writing a screenplay -- from idea to outline to character biography to ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571274383

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Unlike most how-to books on screenwriting, Writing in Pictures is highly practical, offering a realistic guide to the screenwriting profession, as well as concrete practical guidance in the steps professional writers take to write a screenplay that comes from the heart instead of the pocketbook. The readeris taken through the nitty-gritty process of conceiving, outlining, constructing, and writing a screenplay in the professional format, with clear and concise examples offered for every step in writing a short dramatic film. Writing in Pictures offers straight talk, no mumbo-jumbo or gimmicks, just a methodical, step-by-step process that walks the reader through the different stages of writing a screenplay -- from idea to outline to character biography to treatment to step outline to finished screenplay. Using well-known films and screenplays, both contemporary and classic, to illustrate its lessons, Writing in Pictures also offers comments from famous screenwriters past and present and insightful stories (often colorful and funny) that illuminate aspects of the craft.

Toward Painless Writing

If nothing else , let Toward Painless Writing serve as your " wake - up call " to writing , a cheer for empowerment , the conquest of what you thought was ...

Author: Tova Navarra

Publisher: Slack Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015045688291

Category: Medical

Page: 107

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Anyone in the allied health or nursing fields who will be writing term papers, reports, theses, or research and journal articles will find this helpful guide invaluable. This book helps you write by applying some basic guidelines. Not only are correct grammar and punctuation addressed, but also style, tone and other aspects of writing efficiently and effectively. The reader is encouraged to allow his or her own "voice" to emerge. Each section and subsection of this book offers "self-contained" pieces of information - you can flip to any page and find a useful tip.

Painless Writing

Offers techniques for improving writing style, shows how to create a template that can be used for writing research papers on all subjects, and includes practical exercises.

Author: Jeffrey Strausser

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 061352781X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

View: 250


A practical advice guide that transforms essay writing into a fun and satisfying experience with tips on using images, smoothing out sentences and more.

Painless Police Report Writing

Author: Barbara Frazee

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: IND:30000087938084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Painless Police Report Writing, Second Edition, incorporates English grammar and composition skills with proven effective police report writing techniques and strategies. It emphasizes the importance of correct English composition for accurate police reports. Moreover, the unique combination of the authors' experience and background -- an English instructor for more than 30 years with practical experience in police report writing needs and an active deputy sheriff and expert police trainer - guarantees a text that is relevant for today's law enforcement personnel, as well as being a permanent, personal resource and guide for English grammar and report writing techniques. Incorporates English grammar and composition skills with police report writing techniques Reinforces skills using a variety of grammar drills, sample reports, and exercises Includes interpersonal communications skills for interviewing, interrogation, and note taking Sample police report narratives Preliminary Investigation checklist Lists of "Deadwood Words," homonyms and spelling words Chapters include Parts of Speech, Sentence Elements, Pronouns, Mechanics, and Spelling Report writing techniques including the report writing process, chronological order, active voice sentence structure, and paragraphing Five steps of police report writing: interviewing, note taking, organizing and planning, writing the narrative, and proofreading. Pages are perforated so that students can submit work to the instructor for grading

Writing Term Papers with Cool New Digital Tools

Painless Writing (Barron's Painless). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2009. Strunk, William, and E. B. White. The Elements of Style.

Author: Joe Greek

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477718537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In the not-too-distant past, students were expected to turn in only handwritten or typed papers. However, with today's ease of access to the Internet and free applications, teachers are now expecting students to go beyond the confines of text-only productions. Various online programs make it possible to create multi-layered term papers that are rich in images, audio, and even video. And most of these tools are free to use! Students can now access their work from nearly anywhere that has an Internet connection. In the case of collaborative research projects, this same technology allows team members to work with each other even when they are in different locations. A wide variety of online and offline tools, techniques, and tips to help students research, write, edit, prepare, and present term papers are discussed and explained here. This revelatory guidebook to the latest in term paper technology also supports Common Core Standards for the reading of technical accounts and texts.

Writing For Academic Journals

Navarra, T. (1998) Toward Painless Writing: A Guide for Health Professionals. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK. Palumbo, D. (2000) Writing from the Inside Out: ...

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263028

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 655


This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.

Writing for Academic Journals 4e

Murray, R. (2017b) Writing prolifically, in S. Carter and D. Laurs (eds) ... Navarra, T. (1998) Toward Painless Writing: A Guide for Health Professionals.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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This comprehensive guide to writing journal articles addresses all the stages and recurring challenges, from targeting a journal to dealing with reviewer feedback. Drawing on many years of running ‘Writing for Publication’ workshops, Murray explores not only style and structure but also behaviours and emotions. As a key component of both research courses and careers, this timely text also addresses the struggle to make time for high quality academic writing and how to ensure a writing-life balance. Examining a variety of approaches, relevant to many different academic disciplines, this core text demystifies and defines writing practices and makes this form of high-stakes academic writing seem manageable. Writing for journals has never been more competitive, and writers, researchers, practitioners and students need expert guidance on productive practices and ways of maintaining focus and motivation, which Murray provides. This latest edition is completely updated and more relevant than ever for clinicians, practitioners and students. "This book was already a classic, but the update makes it even more useful. From finding time to write, doing a short literature review and identifying scam journals, Rowena Murray provides an excellent, concise and accessible companion for writing academic journal papers, which is appropriate for both students and working academics." Associate Professor Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training, The Australian National University, Australia “Rowena Murray has approached publishing in a journal with scientific rigour. Following this book’s recommendations will make it impossible to find a convincing excuse for failure to publish. She herself writes with a high level of artisanal skill; this book is fast paced, stylish and highly readable. Her own extensive experience in supporting journal article writers tempers this book with the credibility of a seasoned veteran. Best of all, there is a wealth of wisdom here—in advising on how to publish, Murray is also advising on how to live a satisfying life as a writer.” Associate Professor Susan Carter, University of Auckland, New Zealand “In Writing for Academic Journals (4th edition), Rowena Murray’s voice is direct, down-to-earth and wise. Drawing on a depth of practical experience as both published author and writing teacher, she conveys the message that, yes, publishing in academic journals is demanding, but it’s also very possible. And that once you are successful, there is still much to be learned from reading books like this one and hanging out with others in writing groups and workshops. To that end, the book is a trove of tips and techniques helpful to all who pursue the challenging craft of (good) academic writing.” Barbara Grant, Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Academic writing retreats: A facilitator's uide

Painless Junior Writing

Kids travel with Sammy Octopus on a reading and writing adventure.

Author: Donna Christina Oliverio

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 0764134388

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Introduces different methods of writing so the reader can choose which one works best for them, teaches how to revise and edit, and discusses how to make good word choices.

Painless Grammar

In informal speech and writing, it's me is okay. Even in more formal writing, it's me is often used and is not frowned on as much as it's her or it's him.

Author: Rebecca Elliott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781506268118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 834


Barron’s makes learning grammar fun and PAINLESS! Painless Grammar transforms dull, dry grammar rules into lighthearted, step-by-step learning and includes: Examples on constructing sentences the right way by using grammar rules Painless tips, common pitfalls, sample sentences, and instructive tables and sidebars, “Brain Tickler” quizzes and answers throughout each chapter, and more.

I Hate Writing Stories

I say almost painless because in this chapter we will be doing some writing. Not too much, not proper stories, so don't panic! As an exercise in thinking on ...

Author: Amanda J Harrington


ISBN: 9781291600124



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Get to the Point Second Edition

An extensive section on writing for email and social networking sites sets the second edition apart from the first. This is a quick, easy read that provides a vital reference for all business readers.

Author: Elizabeth Danziger

Publisher: Mesa Pub Company

ISBN: 0981978606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 160


Thousands of readers have gained from reading this witty, no-nonsense guide to powerful business writing. Hailed as "The Elements of Style for the 21st century" by New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin, Danziger's book carries readers through the entire writing process, from the moment they wish they could run screaming from the job until they complete a polished, clear document. An extensive section on writing for email and social networking sites sets the second edition apart from the first. This is a quick, easy read that provides a vital reference for all business readers.

Profiles of American Colleges

Author: Barron's Educational Series

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 0764197681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1680

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The latest information on enrollments, tuition and fees, academic programs, campus environment, available financial aid, and much more make the 29th edition of Profiles of American Colleges America’s most comprehensive and authoritative source for college-bound high school students. Every accredited four-year college in the United States is profiled, and readers are directed to a brand-new Barron’s Web site featuring a FREE ACCESS college search engine that presents exclusive on-line information to help students match their academic plans and aptitudes with the admission requirements and academic programs of each school. The book presents profiles of more than 1,650 colleges, each profile including details on: • Admission requirements • Library and computer facilities • Admissions procedures for freshmen • Campus safety and security • Thumbnail descriptions of faculty • Requirements for a degree • Athletic facilities • Extracurricular activities • E-mail addresses • College fax numbers and web sites • Admissions Contacts • and more Schools are rated according to Barron’s reliable competitiveness scale, which ranges from “Noncompetitive” to “Most Competitive.” The book’s tinted pages section presents an Index of College Majors that lists all available major study programs at every school. Also profiled are excellent colleges in Canada and several other countries, as well as brief profiles of religious colleges, and American colleges based in foreign countries.

Witty American Accent Wiser English Words

Painless Writing. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2009. Yale University. "Nouns That Have Irregular Plural Forms.

Author: Dr. Dominique Nguyen



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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A Communication Guidebook for Business and Technical Managers who Speak English as a Second Language (ESL) and Aspire to Communicate Successfully with Their U.S. Peers and Customers

Get to the Point

Offers information on writing for business, including proofreading, concise writing, revising, grammar, and punctuation. With practical information and plenty of good humor, Get t

Author: Elizabeth Danziger


ISBN: STANFORD:36105115114774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 130


Offers information on writing for business, including proofreading, concise writing, revising, grammar, and punctuation.

The New England Journal of Medicine

... of writing out elaborate dietaries for complications , such as lockjaw or ... Minn . , and the experiments ( 11 in number ) were all painless . writing ...



ISBN: UOM:39015075811441

Category: Medicine


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