The Elements of Style Workbook

This workbook is an essential grammar and writing resource like no other.

Author: William Strunk, Jr.

Publisher: Tip Top Education

ISBN: 1940282942



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This workbook is an essential grammar and writing resource like no other. Whether you are beginning your journey to quality writing or would like to refine your command of voice and style, you will find this updated version of a tried-and-true resource a vital aid and guide to both grammar and writing.

The Elements of Style Workbook

While holding true to the original Elements of Style , this workbook also amplifies some troublesome yet vital stylistic points of practice with the following augmentations: -Grammar on past perfect -Expansive style section based on Noah ...

Author: William Strunk Jr


ISBN: 1642810053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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The Elements of Style Workbook honors the original masterpiece by William Strunk, Jr. published in 1920, with relevant updates for modern times. We have adapted Strunk's original work to include essential exercises (with answer keys) to help novice writers gain command of stylistic structures and devices through guided practice, and to guide more experienced writers through the nuances of commanding style. Essential for today's writers, Strunk's original chapters regarding rules of usage and principles of composition are represented in this workbook. These original lessons, along with style exercises that teach writers to flex their writing style at will, include sentence writing, paragraph writing, and style writing exercises that amplify the impact of the original work by William Strunk, Jr. True to Strunk's original masterpiece, this Elements of Style Workbook addresses the most common and useful issues novice writers face, which are the same ones plaguing English writers for over a century. We honor Strunk's identification of these main writing challenges, and do not dilute the prominence of these points with either less difficult or more advanced grammatical lessons. In this way, we retain Strunk's original focus on the essentials. We have reproduced these essential lessons here and provided targeted practice to enable writers to strengthen those skills. While holding true to the original Elements of Style , this workbook also amplifies some troublesome yet vital stylistic points of practice with the following augmentations: -Grammar on past perfect -Expansive style section based on Noah Webster's style types -Extensive practice with the multitude of styles Webster delineates, using excerpts from literature masters as examples and guides None of these highly useful components were present in the original Elements of Style, nor have they been represented in any edition since then. Style Types The style section draws from Noah Webster's articulate delineations of style types. Each style type draws from a master of literature illustrating that particular style, then challenges writers to imitate, recreate, and alter styles at will. The following style types, identified by Webster, are included in this workbook: 1.Forceful 2.Vehement 3.Elegant 4.Brief 5.Copious or diffusive 6.Precise 7.Neat 8.Loose 9.Feeble 10.Plain Together, these style types represent the vast majority of writing styles used by literary masters in the English language. An English writing workbook like no other With its loyalty to the highly acclaimed and extremely successful original edition of Strunk's The Elements of Style , augmented by Webster's clearly defined articulation of style types and supplemented by ample, targeted, and clear exercises for each component, The Elements of Style Workbook offers an essential writing resource like no other. Whether you are beginning your journey to quality writing or would like to refine your command of voice and style, you will find this updated version of a tried-and-true resource, The Elements of Style Workbook , a vital aid and guide.

The Elements of Style Annotated Business Edition

If your course requires any of these editions of The Elements of Style, you can use the following links to obtain the appropriate book: --The Elements of Style, 4th Edition (Strunk & White) --Elements of ...

Author: Marc Roche


ISBN: 9798648373501


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The Elements of Style (Annotated) Business Edition. with Editor's Notes & New Exercises The Elements of Style is a classic American English writing style guide with various editions. In 2011, Time named the "Strunk & White" version of the book as one of the 100 most influential books in English since 1923. Stephen King even recommended it as a grammar guide that all aspiring writers should read, and it is currently being used as a textbook at the University of Texas, UC Berkeley and University of Minnesota among many other institutions worldwide. This updated business edition of William Strunk's timeless American classic includes the original version of The Elements of Style adapted to business contexts, together with numerous other updates. The English language has evolved over the years, so while many of the grammar rules listed in William Strunk's original Elements of Style book are still relevant today, some of these rules are now outdated. This Business Edition of the book addresses these new rules of communication with the following upgrades and additional content: 1. This new 2020 Business Edition of The Elements of Style has been fully updated to modern business English. 2. Language has been adapted to business and professional settings. 3. Editor's notes and explanations have been included throughout the book to expand on lessons wherever needed or to provide further context. 4. Specific business examples have been added in order to provide context. 5. New business specific exercises have been added to accompany chapters 2 & 3. 6. The paperback version of this Business Edition includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for easy note-taking. 7. The digital version has been optimized for the latest generations of digital book-reading devices, such as Kindle Fire, Kindle with front light, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Kids Edition and Kindle Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: Some academic courses may specify other editions of The Elements of Style, such as The Elements of Style 4th Edition by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, or The Elements of Style 2018. If your course requires any of these editions of The Elements of Style, you can use the following links to obtain the appropriate book: --The Elements of Style, 4th Edition (Strunk & White) http: // --Elements of Style 2017 http: // --Elements of Style 2018 http: // --The Elements of Style Workbook http: //

The Elements of Style Grammar Workbook

Workbook. Can. Do. for. You. The Elements of Style was written in 1918 by William Strunk Jr., an English professor at Cornell University. It was a modest, ...

Author: Richard De A'Morelli


ISBN: 9781643990071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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"If you are reading The Elements of Style for an academic course or to improve your writing, this companion workbook can help you to memorize and self-test your knowledge of basic English grammar rules." This workbook is designed for readers of the three most popular versions of William Strunk's grammar classic, The Elements of Style. It can be used by readers of Strunk's original work, now in the public domain; the "Strunk and White" editions by E.B. White; and The Elements of Style: 2018 Classic Edition. In addition, readers of other grammar books, and ESL/EFL learners, may find this workbook useful for learning the core rules of English grammar. Learning grammar may seem like a boring task, but it is a must for students who wish to do well in their courses and for writers who want to improve their grammar and style. This workbook presents a series of 27 quizzes with 626 questions, multiple-choice answers, and a convenient scoring key. Some quizzes drill on grammar rules covered in all versions of The Elements of Style, and others are keyed to a specific edition.

To derive maximum benefit from this workbook, it is suggested that you complete a few quizzes each day. Take note of your correct and incorrect answers to reinforce the underlying grammar rules. Be sure that you have a firm grasp of each rule before going on to the next quiz. You will know that you are ready to proceed when you have answered all the questions on a quiz correctly.

Used in classrooms across America and around the world, The Elements of Style has helped generations of students and writers learn to write grammatically correct prose. Whether you are taking a course for which Strunk's book is required reading, or you are a writer looking to polish your style, this workbook can help you to learn English grammar rules and use that knowledge to make all your writing exemplary.

The Elements of Style

The only style manual ever to appear on the best-seller lists offers practical, fundamental advice on improving writing skills, promoting a style marked by simplicity, orderliness, and sincerity.

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205191584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 92

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The only style manual ever to appear on the best-seller lists offers practical, fundamental advice on improving writing skills, promoting a style marked by simplicity, orderliness, and sincerity.

Learned Writing

John C. Maxwell, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, Hachette Book Group, 2013, 32. Strunk & White, The Elements of Style, 6.

Author: Chinua Asuzu

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543750010

Category: Law

Page: 772

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As lawyers, we must not, in hot pursuit of common law, outrun common sense. The dread of that eventuality prompted this book. Learned Writing promotes common sense in legal language. Plain language, which is commonsensical, broadens access to legal documents, thus democratizing the law. If democracy is government of the people, by the people, and for the people, law is the language in which government interacts with the people—it is the language of democracy. The people whose government speaks through law must understand what is said. No democratic society should brook legalese, a dense, verbose dialect known only to lawyers. What then should society do to redress the lawyer-induced obscurity? A Shakespearean character had an alarming proposal: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Apparently, that proposal was not enthusiastically endorsed, which explains why we’re still here. A milder remedy—enrolling lawyers in language classes—has been muted, which explains why this book is in your hands. Learned Writing motivates lawyers to prefer plain language to the legalese and verbosity that have besmirched legal writing for centuries. This book is as sweeping a treatment of its subject as you can find anywhere.

The Anatomy of Prose 12 Steps to Sensational Sentences Workbook

... 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist Workbook Read more on grammar: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White Eats, ...

Author: Sacha Black

Publisher: Atlas Black Publishing

ISBN: 9781913236021

Category: Reference

Page: 252

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Do your sentences fail to sound the way you want? Are they lackluster, with flat characters and settings? Is your prose full of bad habits and crutches? The Anatomy of Prose: 12 Steps to Sensational Sentences, by Sacha Black, showed writers how to polish their prose to perfection in an easy and humorous, step-by-step guide. This workbook puts those lessons to use by building on each chapter in The Anatomy of Prose, guiding you through the development of your sentence-level craft. Inside the workbook you’ll find hundreds of thought provoking questions, exercises and creativity boosting prompts. This resource will help you: + Create descriptions that sing + Craft character emotions that will hook a reader + Harness all five senses to make your stories come alive, deepening your reader's experience + Learn tips and tricks for balancing details at the sentence level + Discover methods for strengthening each sentence through strategic word choice, rhythm and flow + Implement dozens of literary devices, including how to utilize them to give your prose power + Use tactics for differentiating characters in dialogue as well as making it punchy and unforgettable + Self-edit through a comprehensive prose-specific self-editing check list + Embody your character's personality at the sentence level + Avoid the most common pitfalls and mistakes at the sentence level Read the The Anatomy of Prose Workbook today and start creating kick-ass sentences.

The Elements of Academic Style

you might reasonably want to do, having read this book, is to practice a few of the things you've just learned. In fact we probably should agree that, ...

Author: Eric Hayot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231168007

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer’s perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

A Workbook for Arguments

... interest there would be in such a book, a little rule-based handbook for argumentation on the model of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style.

Author: David R. Morrow

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624668791

Category: Philosophy

Page: 596

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David Morrow and Anthony Weston build on Weston's acclaimed A Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Features of the book include: Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources. Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules. Suggestions for further practice that outline activities students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking. An appendix on mapping arguments, a topic not included in the Rulebook, that introduces students to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments. Model responses to odd-numbered exercises, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected model responses as well as further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, and ethical issues raised by the exercises. The third edition of Workbook contains the entire text of the recent fifth edition of the Rulebook, supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises. Updated and improved homework exercises ensure that the examples continue to resonate with today’s students. Roughly one-third of the exercises have been replaced with updated or improved examples. A new chapter on engaging constructively in public debates—including five new sets of exercises—trains students to engage respectfully and constructively on controversial topics, an increasingly important skill in our hyper-partisan age. Three new critical thinking activities offer further opportunities to practice constructive dialogue.

The Public Administration Workbook

FURTHER READING William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, The Elements of Style, ... Margaret D. Shertzer, The Elements of Grammar (New York: Longman, 1996), ...

Author: Dennis Dresang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317342984

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This unique workbook engages students in the study of public administration and helps them gain a deeper understanding of the field by providing exercises that expose them to a wide range of practical applications. Connecting theory to practice, a brief theoretical introduction precedes each exercise, explaining why the technique is important and how it is relevant to the study and practice of public administration. Key Features: A participatory approach to the key topics in public administration engages students and provide them with practical experience. Theoretical discussions prior to each exercise root the material in theoretical context and enable students to understand the importance and relevance of the exercise. A detailed Instructor's Manual, written by Dennis Dresang, guides instructors with solutions, explanations, and suggestions for using (and modifying) the exercises to fit a variety of course needs. Downloadable datasets and exercises make it easier than ever to assign, submit, and grade assignments electronically.

The Copyeditor s Workbook

A second danger: Some novice copyeditors misinterpret the recommendations in The Elements Of Style as a mandate to change such sentences as “the outcry was ...

Author: Erika Buky

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520294356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The Copyeditor’s Workbook—a companion to the indispensable Copyeditor’s Handbook, now in its fourth edition—offers comprehensive and practical training for both aspiring and experienced copyeditors. Exercises of increasing difficulty and length, covering a range of subjects, enable you to advance in skill and confidence. Detailed answer keys offer a grounding in editorial basics, appropriate usage choices for different contexts and audiences, and advice on communicating effectively with authors and clients. The exercises provide an extensive workout in the knowledge and skills required of contemporary editors. Features and benefits Workbook challenges editors to build their skills and to use new tools. Exercises vary and increase in difficulty and length, allowing users to advance along the way. Answer keys illustrate several techniques for marking copy, including marking PDFs and hand marking hard copy. Book includes access to online exercises available for download.

The Writer s Workbook

Who hasn't heard of the Strunk and White ( 1979 ) little classic , The Elements of Style ? Another dandy resource is Karen E. Gordon's ( 1984 ) The ...

Author: Shirley H. Fondiller

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763710393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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The Writer's Workbook, Second Edition gives you the skills you need to succeed in today's health care pubishing marketplace. In nine easy le ssons, the author addresses how to get started, what types of manuscri pts publishers look for, and reasons that manuscripts get rejected. If you are a dean or director, nurse educator, graduate student, or prac titioner, you will be better prepared to write and get published after using this workbook.

Planned Giving Workbook

Read and reread Strunk and White's wonderful text, The Elements of Style. A strong professional style is something to work toward. Use Informal and Personal ...

Author: Ronald R. Jordan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471449300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Practical and proven guidelines for launching and growing a successful planned giving program For planned giving officers and development staff members, documentdevelopment is a critical part of the job. Nonprofit employees mustcreate documents that take many forms, including: detailedproposals describing complicated gift options; marketing materials;correspondence to donors, professional advisors, and staff members;exhibits; agreements; presentation materials; and IRS andtax-related documents. This workbook, together with the documentscontained on the accompanying CD-ROM, will help employees ofdevelopment organizations draft, design, and develop a variety ofdocuments that can accomplish their organization's goals. The Planned Giving Workbook contains a CD-ROM with 425 documents toassist nonprofit development staff, mentors, and planned givingofficers in their jobs. These documents serve as models, ortemplates, to be used in planned giving and development. Thedocuments are divided into seven categories, with one chapter ofthe Workbook devoted to each type of document. The seven categoriesare: * Marketing * Agreements * Correspondence * Administrative Documents * Exhibits * Presentations * Tax and IRS Documents Planned giving officers, development professionals, nonprofitexecutives, and consultants will find the Planned Giving Workbookto be a vital tool for long-term fundraising.

Quick and Easy English Punctuation

-- Teachers can use this book to help students quickly grasp basic concepts of English punctuation. -- ESL/EFL learners will benefit from the many short, easy-to-understand examples featured in the book.

Author: Richard De A'Morelli

Publisher: Spectrum Ink

ISBN: 164399011X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Learn how to use commas, semicolons, and other punctuation correctly. This essential handbook for writers and students presents a well-organized collection of English punctuation rules and simple examples that will help you write with impact and style. Punctuation is more important than you might think. It allows your words to tell their story. These small but crucial marks in your sentences are like road signs; without them, readers can get lost in a jumble of words. Learning basic rules of punctuation is a must if you want to write well. Fortunately, the rules are easy to learn, and you will find many helpful shortcuts in this new book. The author, a distinguished editor with thirty years of experience, offers bite-size tutorials and simple advice on how to use commas, parentheses, dashes, and other punctuation marks in all kinds of writing, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to learning easy rules to help you correctly punctuate whatever you write, you will discover that these rules are not set in stone--you can rearrange your sentences and use punctuation creatively to make your writing more concise and interesting. Quick & Easy English Punctuation is aimed at these readers who may benefit from this useful guide: -- Writers of all skill levels will learn how to recognize and fix punctuation errors in their manuscripts, and how punctuation can be used creatively to add clarity and sparkle to their sentences. -- Students can use these rules to correctly punctuate term papers and other academic writing. -- Teachers can use this book to help students quickly grasp basic concepts of English punctuation. -- ESL/EFL learners will benefit from the many short, easy-to-understand examples featured in the book. -- Employees can follow these rules to create punctuation-perfect reports, manuals, and other documents in the workplace. Read any chapter of this book, follow the simple rules, and you will see a fast improvement in the quality of your writing. Read a chapter a day, and in two weeks, you should have a solid understanding of punctuation and be able to add a touch of style and polish to everything you write. This handy desktop reference expands on the author's bestselling writing guide, Elements of Style 2017. It includes material drawn from that book but delves deeper into punctuation, providing more examples and an additional eighty pages of content. Once you have mastered the concepts in this book, you may wish to read Elements of Style 2017, which offers a comprehensive primer on English grammar.

The Elements of Resume Style

Authored—and trained staff to use—ABCDE Workbook for persons with mental illness and chemical addiction. Designed, conducted, presented, and published ...

Author: Scott Bennett

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814433942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Building your résumé should be one of the easier parts to the whole job-interview process. But instead it’s becoming increasingly stressful as well! What kind of résumé will spark the employer’s interest? Which kind most often get passed over? How far back are we supposed to go? How can we best explain those time gaps in between jobs? Are the rules different for online résumés? There are so many vital questions when it comes to building a résumé today, but only one way to be assured you’re getting the right answers--by asking a hiring expert.Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand the insights that will catch an employer’s eye, as well as what dangers to avoid if you want to survive the first cut. In The Elements of Résumé Style, Bennett shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted résumés and cover letters that actually work. In this new edition that includes social media and online-application tips, readers will be provided:• More than 1,400 action words, statements, and position descriptions that help sell your skills and experience• Hundreds of words, phrases, and vague claims to avoid• Advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and requests for salary history and requirements• Sample résumés, response letter, inquiry letter, informational interview request letter, references, and more• Surprising tips for acing the interviewIn today’s ultra-competitive environment, competition is intense no matter the field or position. And the often-overlooked first hurtle to jump over is no doubt the résumé. This candid book’s time-tested tools will make sure yours stands out--helping to get you the job you deserve!

So You Have to Write a Literature Review

A Guided Workbook for Engineers Catherine Berdanier, Joshua Lenart ... 5) William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White's The Elements of Style is designed to inform ...

Author: Catherine G.P. Berdanier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119555056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Is a literature review looming in your future? Are you procrastinating on writing a literature review at this very moment? If so, this is the book for you. Writing often causes trepidation and procrastination for engineering students—issues that compound while writing a literature review, a type of academic writing most engineers are never formally taught. Consider this workbook as a “couch-to-5k” program for engineering writers rather than runners: if you complete the activities in this book from beginning to end, you will have a literature review draft ready for revision and content editing by your research advisor. So, You Have to Write a Literature Review presents a dynamic and practical method in which engineering students—typically late-career undergraduates or graduate students—can learn to write literature reviews, and translate genre-based writing instruction into easy-to-follow, bite-sized activities and content. Written in a refreshingly conversational style while acknowledging that writing is quite difficult, Catherine Berdanier and Joshua Lenart leverage their unique disciplinary backgrounds with decades of experience teaching academic engineering writing in this user-friendly workbook

A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers

For guidance on style in the writing of a report , see Strunk , Jr. , William , and White , E. B. , The Elements of Style ( New York : Macmillan , l959 ) ...

Author: Leonard Ruchelman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887060250

Category: Political Science

Page: 123

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This is the first practical, step-by-step guide to a key management technique—the design of efficient, cost-effective programs. With social programs succumbing to the pressures of budgetary cutbacks and taxpayer opposition, it gives public administrators the skills to design programs that will endure even as resources decline. The author begins to bridge the gap between what is needed by society and what can be provided by government by assisting public managers in identifying and surmounting obstacles in the way of program change. He does so by synthesizing what is known about program planning as a body of knowledge with the application of programs under real life conditions. His how-to approach covers such tasks as selecting a problem for analysis, diagnosing the organizational setting, preparing a work plan, developing alternatives, collecting data, communicating results, and preparing for implementation. The exercises and exhibits included in this workbook are applicable to all areas of public service, including health and human services, social services, criminal justice, and education.

A Workbook in Redesigning Public Services

Strunk , Jr. , William and White , E.B. The Elements of Style , 3rd ed . New York : Macmillan Publishing Co. , 1979 . A good technical guide on English ...

Author: Leonard Ruchelman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069436

Category: Political Science

Page: 85

View: 319


While citizens usually want more from government, they generally are included to pay less in taxes. When resources become scarce, as has been the case for most public jurisdictions, innovative methods must be developed for responding to service and cost pressures. How can this be done? A Workbook in Redesigning Public Services stresses a hands-on, how-to approach to diagnosing service delivery problems, analyzing alternative ways of delivering services, and communicating solutions to the policy makers. Among the service options considered are contracting with a private firm, inter-governmental agreements, self-help, franchises, grants and subsidies, and vouchers.

The AAMT Book of Style

Student Workbook : Practical Application and Assessment Lea M. Sims. 83 generic name The generic name is also known as the nonproprietary name ...

Author: Lea M. Sims

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781760011

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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This Student Workbook is the perfect companion to the AAMT Book of Style, the recognized authority on medical transcription styles, forms, and practices. Organized logically by topic, the workbook helps students learn and memorize the AAMT Book of Style guidelines and standards, offers clear instructions for applying the guidelines and standards on the job, and provides opportunities for review, self-assessment, and in-class testing. It is the only training manual developed by AAMT and focused specifically on AAMT guidelines and standards. A bonus CD-ROM features dictation exercises and review questions, enabling readers to practice and assess their skills.