Writing Well in the 21st Century

And although Aristotle gives advice to both speakers and writers (in ancient Greece, oratory was considered an art form), his advice about language usage is still repeated in the 21st century. Style to be good must be clear.

Author: Linda Spencer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227590

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and links—the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems. Writers select which system to use in their writing. Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing. Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources. Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs. Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Relevant and succinctly written, Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing.

The Sense of Style

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Rationality and Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better ...

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698170308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Rationality and Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment

Writing well in the 21st century: The five essentials. Rowman & Littlefield. Tamrakar, A. K., & Garg, R. G. (2016). User Perception Towards E-resources and Services of IIT-Guwahati Library. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information ...

Author: Chatham, Daniel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799856009

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The current learning environment is substantially different than what existed for most of the 20th century. Learners and teachers today must navigate in perpetually changing contexts where education is influenced by technological advancement and obsolescence, economic barriers, a changing employment landscape, and even international politics. Studies indicate that employers seek to hire graduates with strong skills in areas coalescing around international awareness, creativity, communication, leadership, and teamwork. Skills and experiences in these areas are necessary preparation for the current economy and to pursue jobs that do not exist yet, while providing some insulation against the obsolescence of industries that lack these characteristics. These interpersonal skills are not often the subject of students’ degrees, yet there are opportunities in online education to cultivate them. With increased interest in new career options comes the need to reconsider how to teach subjects in the increasingly online environment. Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment is a critical reference book that navigates today’s dynamic education requirements and provides examples of how online learning can foster growth in skill areas necessary for career advancement through effective course design. Moreover, it helps educators gain insight into online pedagogy and course design for the 21st century learner and prepares them to convert traditional courses and enhance existing online courses, thereby supporting students’ growth and development in the highly dynamic online learning environment. Focusing on specific learning activities, assessments, engagement, communication techniques, and more, this book provides a valuable resource for those seeking to upgrade teaching and learning into the online environment, those that seek better employment outcomes for their students, and those seeking to explore contemporary online course design strategies or examples. This includes teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Your Writing Well

Common-Sense Strategies & Logic-Based Skills in 15 Essays for the 21st Century Bob Davis, Dr. 2 Numbers relative to other numbers have exactitude, so that we assuredly can conclude that 4 times 2 is 8 and only 8.

Author: Bob Davis, Dr

Publisher: International Publications Media Group

ISBN: 9781614304272

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Fifteen essays for anyone in any profession or academic level, Your Writing Well studies every aspect of the writing process, providing faster means to better products than do narrowly focused trade handbooks and academic texts. Having combed through writing pedagogy and cut through nonsense about composition and grammar, Dr. Davis provides an all-inclusive set of theory highlighting logic-based skills and practical strategies to create, develop, defend, and communicate coherently organized, well-expressed thoughts. Not marketed for dummies, Your Writing Well assumes readers have the smarts to follow mature common-sense guidance, grasp examples, and thus compensate for their existing lack of knowledge of what to do, how and why to do it, and where. Informed not by needless prohibitions but by relaxed, reassuring balances of freedom and prudent regulation, Your Writing Well is a comprehensive cure for all writers' ailments and deficiencies.

Writing Well for Business Success

Another book on writing? ... To appeal to the intellectual audience, some academic authors have given their books titles like Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466890411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: -Distill your message into a well-targeted statement -Ace the elements of style -Write what you want to say in emails, business plans and more -Master the tricks of editing yourself Presented in author Sandra Lambs lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essential desk reference guide for the modern working world.

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Viking, 2014. Read, Herbert. English Prose Style. Pantheon, 1952. Venolia, Jan. Rewrite Right! Ten Speed Press, 1987. Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The ...

Author: Tom Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520288430

Category: Law

Page: 296

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This best-selling book outlines the causes and consequences of bad legal writing and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Usage notes address lawyers' most common errors, and editing exercises allow readers to test their skills, making this an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers as well as a sensible grounding for law students. New sections in this edition: - Getting to the point - Communicating digitally - Writing persuasively - Twenty-five common mistakes"--Provided by publisher.

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

Effects of Technology and Social Media on Writing The first opportunity for increased written communication ... At the same time, students believe that writing well is necessary to achieve success in life (Lenhart et al, 2008, p. i).

Author: Bryant, Kendra N.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522505631

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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Basic composition courses have become a fundamental requirement for the major of university degrees available today. These classes allow students to enhance their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills; however, frequent use of technology and online activity can be detrimental to students’ comprehension. Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the integration of social media platforms into academic writing classes, focusing on how such technology encourages writing and enables students to grasp basic composition skills in classroom settings. Highlighting emerging theoretical foundations and pedagogical practices, this book is ideally designed for educators, upper-level students, researchers, and academic professionals.

21st Century Writing eBook

An Accelerated Program to Help Students Develop Their Writing Skills Paul Fleisher, Donna C. Fout, Mary Ann Fout ... students will be evaluated more and more frequently on their ability to write well-organized, thoughtful essays.

Author: Paul Fleisher

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787785888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Rhetoric in the Twenty First Century

... rhetoric is still an engaging and viable resource in the modern world, and that the legacy it has acquired–through historical consanguinity with education and commentary-writing–will stand it in good stead in the 21st century.

Author: Nicholas J. Crowe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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This book arises from a symposium held in Oxford to consider the most fruitful trajectories of rhetoric in the 21st century. The gathering comprised an international delegation of leading scholars convened to assess—from an array of perspectives – the various possible futures of the ancient discipline of rhetoric as it responds vitally to the evolving contexts of the new millennium. This collection commemorates that event by extending its scrutiny into a number of specific fields of inquiry. It includes a foreword by Prof James J. Murphy, an introductory article by the editors, and six further articles commissioned from among the participants. The introduction provides a detailed account of the symposium, and foregrounds the delegates’ articles with a résumé of their arguments and consequent relevance to the overarching theme. Each contribution is a freshly minted and original piece of scholarship, true to the generative and interactive spirit of the enterprise, and speaking pertinently to the field of international rhetoric studies at the present time. Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century addresses a spectrum of concerns. Scholars and students of rhetoric and language-use will naturally find much of interest here, and the inclusive ambit of the work will also appeal to students of ethics, religion, comparative literature, intercultural studies, and the growing field of communication studies.

Studies on the Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

Introduction This section explores the different perspectives of teaching writing. ... and who the writer is, is actually shaped by his or her background knowledge as well as the social interaction he or she is involved in.

Author: Ali Küçükler

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for, and rapid development in, the learning and teaching of Asian languages as a foreign language throughout the world. Many governments recognize that Asian languages are of strategic economic importance, and thus they are now offered as a foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions. This book contains chapters written by different authors from several countries on key issues and problems in the teaching of the Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Japanese and Malaysian languages, and some comparative studies. The contributors here explore future directions in the teaching of Asian languages in the 21st century. The ten chapters of the book have been prepared by the authors using the scholarly papers they presented at the Second International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (ADES), which was held on 3–4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, under the title of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century”.

Teaching EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World

4.3.2.2 Spelling Seventy-eight percent of the teachers believed that Shared Writing helped develop their children's spellings and that accuracy in spelling had improved: “The ... Now learners know how to write well-formed sentences like ...

Author: Abdelhamid Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137467263

Category: Education

Page: 261

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Teaching EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World addresses a range of issues related to researching and teaching EFL writing in different countries in the Arab World including Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. Both theoretically and practically grounded, chapters within discuss the different contexts in which EFL writing is taught, from primary school to university. The book sheds light on how EFL writing is learned and taught at each educational stage, exposing the different challenges encountered in the teaching and learning. The focus on EFL writing in the Arab World makes this a unique and long overdue contribution to the field of research around EFL writing and will be an invaluable resource for researchers, curriculum designers and students.

Redesigning Teaching Leadership and Indigenous Education in the 21st Century

and writing. (Curriculum Planning and Development Division, 2013) Learning these core literacy skills are not only for the years spent at primary school, but are essential skills needed by an individual to lead a well-developed and ...

Author: Roberts, Leesha Nicole

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799855590

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Research in the area of teaching and learning within education is a dynamic area that continues to evolve because of new technologies, knowledge, models, and methods within formal and non-formal educational settings. It is essential to evaluate the changes that educational systems undergo as they adapt to the increasing use of the technology and the flattening of access to education from an international perspective. Redesigning Teaching, Leadership, and Indigenous Education in the 21st Century is a cutting-edge research publication that provides comprehensive research on the amalgamation of teaching and learning practices at each level of the education system. Highlighting a range of topics such as bibliometrics, indigenous studies, and professional development, this book is ideal for academicians, education professionals, administrators, curriculum developers, classroom designers, professionals, researchers, and students.

Raising Boys in the 21st Century

Kerry Anne discovered that David was poorly coordinated in his whole upper body, not just in his hands. In fact it was hard for him to write well because he did not sit well or hold his arms in a strong, rm way.

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780648226734

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The most popular book ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect and a whole new kind of man, but is still haunted by toxic masculinity. You’ll find cutting-edge science about the ‘physical fours’, the ‘emotional eights’ and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son. No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know our own unique boy. The idea that ‘if we understand them, we can help them’ is what has made this book so well loved and trusted in over a million homes. As one of Australia’s best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids, and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks. ‘Biddulph is electrifying’ -Telegraph ‘Biddulph is a spellbinder’ – 60 Minutes

21st Century Screenplay

A comprehensive guide to writing tomorrow's films Linda Aronson ... what is going on intellectually when we make stress-related writing mistakes, and also when we are writing well. That way, not only should we be able to short-circuit ...

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742690575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter.

Teaching in the 21st Century

Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum Alice Robertson, Barbara Smith ... writing well. I have the students in all of my writing-intensive courses buy this book. Irecommend they keep it, not only for other courses, ...

Author: Alice Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135579692

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The essays in this book argue that the active learning strategies that teachers trained in composition use for their literature courses can be exported to other disciplines to enhance both teacher performance and student learning. The book provides and explains examples of those strategies and illustrates how they have been effectively used in other disciplines.

21st Century Communication A Reference Handbook

... and appreciate respected works of literature, and by extension, to communicate effectively by writing well. In the past halfcentury it has come to include the ability to analyze competently and to utilize skillfully print journalism ...

Author: William F. Eadie

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506320694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 992

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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Teaching EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World

The book sheds light on how EFL writing is learned and taught at each educational stage, exposing the different challenges encountered in the teaching and learning.

Author: Abdelhamid Ahmed

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137467258

Category: Education

Page: 261

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Teaching EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World addresses a range of issues related to researching and teaching EFL writing in different countries in the Arab World including Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. Both theoretically and practically grounded, chapters within discuss the different contexts in which EFL writing is taught, from primary school to university. The book sheds light on how EFL writing is learned and taught at each educational stage, exposing the different challenges encountered in the teaching and learning. The focus on EFL writing in the Arab World makes this a unique and long overdue contribution to the field of research around EFL writing and will be an invaluable resource for researchers, curriculum designers and students.

The Writing Thief

Graham and Perin argue the following for the 21st century: Writing well is not just an option for young people—it is a necessity. Along with reading comprehension, writing skill is a predictor of academic success and a basic requirement ...

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311412

Category: Children's literature

Page: 206

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It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal. Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. Ruth Culham admits to being a writing thief--and she wants you and your students to become writing thieves, too! A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you'll discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes. Chapters also include brief essays from beloved writing thieves such as Lester Laminack, David L. Harrison, Lisa Yee, Nicola Davies, Ralph Fletcher, Toni Buzzeo, Lola Schaefer, and Kate Messner, detailing the reading that has influenced their own writing. Ruth's renowned easy-going style and friendly tone make this a book you'll turn to again and again as you guide your students to reach their full potential as deep, thoughtful readers and great writers. There's a writing thief in each of us when we learn how to read with a writer's eye!

Business Writing For Dummies

funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century. The ability to write well turned into a power tool for success. Whether you're a manager who wants to rise, an entrepreneur who hopes to do it your way, a professional or a specialist ...

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118583623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emailsin your inbox? Your readers – the people you communicate withat work – are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pileand get the job done? Whether you’re crafting a short andsweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business WritingFor Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you’llfind: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a readeroff Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques toheighten your impact Lots of practical advice and examples covering a range ofdifferent types of communication, including emails, letters, majorbusiness documents such as reports and proposals, promotionalmaterials, web copy and blogs - even tweets The global touch - understand the key differences in writtencommunication around the world, and how to tailor your writing forinternational audiences

Literary Writing in the 21st Century

Whether it's the impact of innovative technologies, proliferation of new modes of teaching and learning, changing economic dynamics for publishers, shifting criteria to judge quality writing in a global context, or redefinitions of ...

Author: Anis Shivani

Publisher:

ISBN: 1680031295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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In Literary Writing in the 21st Century an incredible array of today s leading fiction writers, poets, critics, editors, publishers, and booksellers engage in no-holds-barred dialogue about the challenging issues facing writing and publishing today. Whether it s the impact of innovative technologies, proliferation of new modes of teaching and learning, changing economic dynamics for publishers, shifting criteria to judge quality writing in a global context, or redefinitions of authorship amidst larger cultural changes, this book provides a cornucopia of strongly articulated opinions. It also serves as a manual for students enrolled in formal programs of creative writing, as well as those pursuing writing independently. Deploying his signature wit and unconventional insights, these wide-ranging cultural conversations are mediated by one of our most thought-provoking literary critics and are sure to prompt spirited dialogue both inside and outside the classroom. "