How to Write Better Essays

Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind.

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137293350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.

Writing Better Requirements

Addressing systems engineers, this book introduces techniques for discovering and expressing systems requirements.

Author: Ian F. Alexander

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321131630

Category: Computers

Page: 159

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Addressing systems engineers, this book introduces techniques for discovering and expressing systems requirements. The authors treat requirements as simple pieces of text, supported by operational scenarios and informal diagrams. They present the information in a step-by-step format addressing capturing requirements from users, organizing them into a clear message, techniques for requirement writing, and informal review processes. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Writing Better Lyrics

In a lighthearted, engaging way, Pat Pattison shows how a detailed songwriting process can become second nature, until every lyric you write is powerful and professional and has audiences clinging to your every word.

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822031568173

Category: Music

Page: 195

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In a lighthearted, engaging way, Pat Pattison shows how a detailed songwriting process can become second nature, until every lyric you write is powerful and professional and has audiences clinging to your every word. You'll examine 17 extraordinary songs to discover what makes them so effective. You'll work through more than 30 exercises to learn to use language masterfully. You'll also learn how to: do a warm-up writing exercise for just ten minutes a day that will revolutionize your songwriting imagery; use a rhyming dictionary to unlock an abundance of fresh, unexpected rhymes; use a thesaurus to generate ideas and find evocative ways to express them; avoid cliches and create imaginative, meaningful metaphors and similes; use conventional "rules" - and break them - to your advantage in developing verses; and experiment with point of view in every lyric you write to make every song sizzle.

How to Write Better Essays

In short, this book is the constant source of assistance and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence!

Author: Dr Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230227101

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 978

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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ...and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. This second edition features a unique troubleshooting section allowing you easily to locate solutions to your writing problems, additional chapters on paragraphs and style, and end of chapter summaries. In short, this book is the constant source of assistance and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence!

Improving Writing Skills

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.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803948235

Category: Education

Page: 83

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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.

Write Better

In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition.

Author: Andrew T. Le Peau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830865659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.

A Quick Guide to Writing Better Emails

This book is your quick guide to writing better emails.

Author: Heather Wright

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 151755652X

Category:

Page: 54

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This book is your quick guide to writing better emails. Ten short chapters outline the strategies you need for writing emails that get the responses you want and mark you as a professional. People spend a lot of time on their computers or smartphones communicating for fun. Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging have made us very fond of short forms, acronyms and multiple punctuation marks!!! But business writing is different. Writing for business has two purposes: 1.to make your company look good. 2.to make you look good. In ancient times, such as those when I first went to work in an office, managers had secretaries. Managers dictated letters and secretaries typed them up, corrected the grammar, and were responsible for accurate spelling and formatting. Those days are gone. There is no skilled buffer be-tween your thoughts and the words that go to your cli-ents, co-workers, and your boss. And the pace has changed, too. Letters could be proofread, retyped, and changed again, before they were finally put in the mailbox at the end of the day. The recipient knew that it could take a week before he or she got the answer to the original letter. Business today would collapse with that kind of time line. The expectation is that email gets answered within a matter of hours or even parts of hours. Quick response is expected. Your limited time is the reason that this book is short. You don't have the time to muddle through a large text. You need quick fixes fast. Read this book from the beginning or just read the chapters that apply to the questions you have now.

Writing Better Essays

Based on simple rhetorical premises and a series of key stages for drafting, the book includes many examples of good practice.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1899999612

Category:

Page: 250

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riting Better Essays provides a practical, easy-to-follow approach bywhich students and inexperienced writers will be able to develop theirown reliable process for writing successful argumentative essays. Based on simple rhetorical premises and a series of key stages for drafting, the book includes many examples of good practice. It explains not only the qualities that distinguish these examples, but also demonstrates methods for emulating these qualities while providing exercises for each chapter.

Lyrics

The book also offers tips on the various styles of lyrics, from protests, spirituals, and confessionals to narratives and comic songs.

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781476853444

Category: Music

Page: 174

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(Book). Lyrics sheds light on all aspects of lyric writing for music and will make songwriters feel more confident and creative when they tackle lyrics. It's perfect for all songwriters: those who don't like their own lyrics and find them difficult to write, experienced writers looking for a creative edge, and those offering lyrics to set to music in a partnership. Topics include channeling personal experiences into lyrics, overcoming writer's block, the right lyrics for a bridge, the separation between lyrics and poetry, exploring imagery and metaphor, avoiding cliches, and more. The book also offers tips on the various styles of lyrics, from protests, spirituals, and confessionals to narratives and comic songs.

Write Better Right Now

You can improve your writing today. With straightforward guidance, Write Better Right Now is the quick read for productive people who need to create clear and crisp communication—right now.

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632659385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In almost any career, you must know how to write—even if it’s not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. No matter what you are called upon to do—blog posts, speeches, web content, press releases, or more—this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done. Write Better Right Now works because it is: Short—It takes a concise approach, from first thoughts to final edits, and its “mix-and-match” structure means you only have to read the sections you need. Practical—It is loaded with summations, short cuts, tips, cheat sheets, and hands-on exercises. Solution-driven—Knowing where you’ve gone wrong is half the battle. Write Better Right Now offers you the tools to identify your own problem patterns and choose the quickest and most appropriate fixes. You can improve your writing today. With straightforward guidance, Write Better Right Now is the quick read for productive people who need to create clear and crisp communication—right now.

How To Speak And Write Better English

This valuable book gives straightforward answers to everyday problems in the usage of English.

Author: D D Vaid

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 812220001X

Category:

Page: 176

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This valuable book gives straightforward answers to everyday problems in the usage of English. It deals extensively with common errors that are generally made while writing and speaking English, especially by those learning it as a second or foreign language. Illustrated with numerous examples, it gives correct usage and tells us how to avoid common errors.

Writing Better English for ESL Learners Second Edition

Before tackling sentence structures, the book helps you reinforce those grammar elements you may have trouble with, like verb tenses and pronouns.

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071702027

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Write in English like a native speaker! Taking a developmental approach to improving writing skills, Writing Better English helps you increase your levels of proficiency in both grammar and vocabulary. Before tackling sentence structures, the book helps you reinforce those grammar elements you may have trouble with, like verb tenses and pronouns. You'll then expand your written communication abilities through comprehensive explanations, skill-building exercises, and practical writing activities.

Penguin Writers Guides How to Write Better English

This essential guide covers the key rules - and pitfalls - of written and spoken grammar.

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. This essential guide covers the key rules - and pitfalls - of written and spoken grammar. It covers such areas as: the building blocks of language, common errors and misconceptions, choosing the right level of expression, differences between British and American English, and political correctness. It also discusses various uses of language, from creative writing, CVs and reports to verbal presentations, and business and personal letters, with many useful suggestions for accurate and fluent English.

Writing Better Books the Agile Way

This book is for "Tina." - Professional self-publisher who is seeking additional ideas to improve her publishing process. - Looks for ways to establish herself as a brand and create a network of readers. This book is for "Clara.

Author: Clemens Lode

Publisher: Clemens Lode Verlag e.K.

ISBN: 9783945586815

Category: Computers

Page: 122

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The craft of writing and marketing a book has changed significantly over the past 10 years. It is no longer enough to just write a good book; you have to write for a specific audience and connect to your readers long before the book hits the shelves. Releasing part of your work early allows you to make adjustments to your book—or even discard your project entirely in order to invest your time into a better book idea. Using modern project management methods, you can organize your work into individual steps ("user stories"), and reuse them to market your book. Organizing the book into logical sections helps you to create preview materials for blog posts or newsletters. In addition, this will ensure that you make steady progress, avoid getting lost in the details and achieve high quality consistently throughout your book. --- Do you recognize yourself in one of these people? This book is for "Peter." - First-time author. - Has a "complete" script, "had a friend look at it," and now wants to publish it. - Might need (unsolicited) advice to properly edit it instead of just going through a "self-edit." - Needs to be reminded about the difficulties of selling a book. Has no idea about marketing. - Has not worked with an editor. - Creates his own book covers. - Would benefit from a "pep talk." This book is for "Mary." - Writes novels in Word but now wants to write a non-fiction book. - Undecided about what tools to use. - Works with an editor, but she and her editor have no real work structure. - Does not know how to market, find market niches, etc. Her past successes were random, and she never knew if her latest novel would sell or not. This book is for "John." - Professional editor seeking to expand his services from merely editing Word files to helping release books online. - Also is looking for better project management techniques to help guide an author along the way. - Often works in scientific fields and thus has to manage a lot of bibliographical references. - Spends lots of time indexing books. - Is OK with a LaTeX template but seeks to get a head start by making adjustments to it. This book is for "George." - LaTeX expert who wants to publish his work as an e-book. - Needs basic direction and then figures out the rest on his own. - Plans to do a series with a glossary and often needs to reuse blocks of text. - Needs some help in terms of book design, polishing, and graphics. - Loves to share work and collaborate with others. This book is for "Tina." - Professional self-publisher who is seeking additional ideas to improve her publishing process. - Looks for ways to establish herself as a brand and create a network of readers. This book is for "Clara." - Wants to write a book about her profession in order to establish herself as an expert but has no idea where to start. --- Table of Contents: - Great Expectations - Incorporate Books into Your Professional Career - Starting a New Book - What to Keep and What to Remove - Selecting Personas - How to Organize Your Ideas - How to Organize Your Ideas (Fiction Books) - The Rules of Your Book - How to Optimize the Work Process - How to Get Early Feedback from Readers - How We Can Help with Project Management

Better Writing Right Now

Helps develop writing skills for effective written communication in any situation.

Author: Francine Galko

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 1576854027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Helps develop writing skills for effective written communication in any situation. Offers a step-by-step approach to the writing process, explaining how to focus writing and engage the intended reader. Discusses how brainstorm a topic, organize ideas and outlines, write a first draft and do revisions. Also deals with overcoming writer's block, essay exams and research papers.

Writing Better

This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.

Author: Steven Graham

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 1557667047

Category: Education

Page: 177

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This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.