Writing in the Works

In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool.

Author: Susan Blau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130508716X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool. At the same time, they have updated the content and the spirit of the book for the contemporary writing environment. Students learn to write for the digital world--where visual and verbal messages are inseparable--and do so by exploring serious ideas that will engage a real-world audience. Throughout the book, and in three new chapters, the authors emphasize the skills of synthesizing, defining, and evaluating--skills central to the development of good academic writing and good real-world writing. Students are encouraged to take chances, think big thoughts, and practice skills which will prepare them to ride the global communications wave as more confident, capable writers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing for Social Work

At https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledgehub/writing-learning-outcomes (accessed 30 September 2019). Balkow, M and Lillis, T (2019) Social Work Writing and Bureaucracy: A Tale in Two Voices: A Discussion Paper from the Centre for ...

Author: Lucy Rai

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529736649

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A step-by-step guide to effective writing in social work

Technical Writing That Works

The conclusion's content depends upon the purpose of your writing's body. ... If you have written a business letter, the conclusion might be a statement of appreciation. ... Where Will an Underwater Welder Work?

Author: George J. Hallesky Ed.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467061490

Category: Reference

Page: 124

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Technical writing is informative prose concerning mechanical or scientific subject matter. The contents of good technical writing has not changed throughout the years, but the methods by which we convey this subject matter has changed as a result of the computer and the Internet. Technical writing must be clear, concise, correct, and complete. This text conveys the procedures writers need to follow to meet the goal of good technical writing-- to allow each reader to receive the same meaning from a piece of writing.

Inside Creative Writing

These are terms most often used in relation to the completed works of creative writers, works that are publicly the ... Creative writing does not begin when a creative writer has released one work or another into the public sphere, ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137294371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.

Reading and Writing in Shakespeare

digest ; he redefined these works by stressing their beneficial effect on society and the nation instead of their dedicatees , and so they were to be included not as exchange but as perpetual works . Bacon's upgrading of both Henry VII ...

Author: Shakespeare Association of America

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874135575

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 289

View: 855


"This volume of essays explores reading and writing in Shakespeare and his culture. Shakespeare as a worker and writer straddled a margin between an oral, customary world and a literate world of specializing professionals in a way that no subsequent writer ever could. With the 1623 Folio edition, Shakespeare completed the transformation from an active dramatist to an author of a book, collected by his friends and now available to readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Writing the Harlem Renaissance

of hardship and pain too often hidden behind the mask, and in doing so, these works held a mirror to the American public, ... 5 From Esslin's perspective, written works such as Robert Walser's “Response to a Request” or Samuel Beckett's ...

Author: Emily Allen Williams

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739196816

Category: History

Page: 140

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This study examines literary and cultural developments in the community of Harlem during its renaissance period in the 1920s. The contributors analyze the Harlem Renaissance from a number of angles by investigating the works of literary writers, journalists, and sociologists of the period and connect the era to present-day Harlem.

How to Use Storytelling in Your Academic Writing

It makes it easier to get going when you start writing, and reorganizing your files may be part of your stopping ritual (discussed shortly). It doesn't have to be pretty, or work for others; it just needs to work for you.

Author: Timothy G. Pollock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839102820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 179


Good writing skills and habits are critical for scholarly success. Every article is a story, and employing the techniques of effective storytelling enhances scholars’ abilities to share their insights and ideas, increasing the impact of their research. This book draws on the tools and techniques of storytelling employed in fiction and non-fiction writing to help academic writers enhance the clarity, presentation, and flow of their scholarly work, and provides insights on navigating the writing, reviewing, and coauthoring processes.

Theory and Practice of Grading Writing The

The major innovation in the evaluation of writing , both for individual classrooms and for writing programs , has been portfolio assessment , which allows teachers to give an overall assessment to a collection of student work rather ...

Author: Frances Zak

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438424701

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 100


Explores grading strategies for English composition teachers that are consistent with modern discourse and pedagogical theories.

Writing Wrongs

Adda, b, c, etc. after the year to distinguish works written by the same authors in the same year. Various studies have established a psychological link between fear and sexual arousal (Aikens, Cox, & Bartlett, 1998; Looby & Cairns, ...

Author: Robert M. Martin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 201


Writing Wrongs is a concise and thoughtful guide to common errors in English. It covers frequently confused and misused words along with problems of grammar, punctuation, and style, and offers a brief and up-to-date guide to major citation styles. Though it provides guidelines and recommendations for usage, Writing Wrongs acknowledges the evolution of language over time and the fact that different contexts have different rules—it is not narrowly prescriptive. A friendly, flexible, and easy-to-read reference, Writing Wrongs will be useful to students and general readers alike.

Writing Routes

A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing Gillie Bolton Victoria Field, Kate Thompson ... How or whether the writing is to be shared is also significant. ... Further facilitation suggestions are given in Writing Works.

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 548


The use of creative writing as a route to personal or professional development is a powerful therapeutic tool, yet the most difficult part is knowing how and where to begin. This collection of short pieces introduce and demonstrate many different ways of getting into and thinking about creative writing for personal or professional development.

Writing Well in the 21st Century

This means that if you use a quote from a blog in your writing, you have to cite that blog. ... The 1976 law basically covers works written after January 1, 1978, from the time the work was created through the author's life, ...

Author: Linda Spencer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227590

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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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.

Exile and Nomadism in French and Hispanic Women s Writing

In addition to generic hybridity, these two writers' works can be said to demonstrate a common linguistic hybridity as a result of the shifting between the native and the acquired language that characterises their exiles.

Author: Kate Averis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351567497

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 618


Women in exile disrupt assumptions about exile, belonging, home and identity. For many women exiles, home represents less a place of belonging and more a point of departure, and exile becomes a creative site of becoming, rather than an unsettling state of errancy. Exile may be a propitious circumstance for women to renegotiate identities far from the strictures of home, appropriating a new freedom in mobility. Through a feminist politics of place, displacement and subjectivity, this comparative study analyses the novels of key contemporary Francophone and Latin American writers Nancy Huston, Linda Le, Malika Mokeddem, Cristina Peri Rossi, Laura Restrepo, and Cristina Siscar to identify a new nomadic subjectivity in the lives and works of transnational women today.

Strategies for Teaching Writing

Thus, when a teacher and adult work together to create a positive learning experience, the opportunities are enhanced and limitless. OBJECTIVES 1. To celebrate completed works with a respected adult. 2. To create an audience for writing ...

Author: Roger Caswell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871208286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 602


Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.

Business Writing For Dummies

This step-by-step approach to writing works for every communication platform with some adaptation for each. You'll immediately start to see how to improve your own writing. Once you've absorbed the foundation, the chapters that follow ...

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119696704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 312


Learn how to write for the results you want every time, in every medium! Do you wish you could write better? In today’s business world, good writing is key to success in just about every endeavor. Writing is how you connect with colleagues, supervisors, clients, partners, employees, and people you’ve never met. No wonder strong writers win the jobs, promotions and contracts. Business Writing For Dummies shows you, from the ground up, how to create persuasive messages with the right content and language every time—messages your readers will understand and act on. This friendly guide equips you with a step-by-step method for planning what to say and how to say it in writing. This sytem empowers you to handle every writing challenge with confidence, from emails to proposals, reports to resumes, presentations to video scripts, blogs to social posts, websites to books. Discover down-to-earth techniques for sharpening your language and correcting your own writing problems. Learn how to adapt content, tone and style for each medium and audience. And learn to use every message you write to build better relationships and solve problems, while getting to the “yes” you want. Whether you’re aiming to land your first job or are an experienced specialist in your field, Business Writing For Dummies helps you build your communication confidence and stand out. Present yourself with authority and credibility Understand and use the tools of persuasion Communicate as a remote worker, freelancer, consultant or entrepreneur Strategize your online presence to support your goals Bring out the best in people and foster team spirit as a leader Prepare to ace interviews, pitches and confrontations Good communication skills, particularly writing, are in high demand across all industries. Use this book to gain the edge you need to promote your own success, now and down the line as your career goals evolve.

An Editor s Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Yes, writing is work, but it can be enjoyable. We need to embrace the challenge and not view it as a mandatory exercise, but rather an opportunity to turn our own science into a written work for the world to see. A “work of science.

Author: Michael Hochberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198804789

Category: Science publishing

Page: 253

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A good research paper is more than just a clear, concise, scientific expose. It is a document that needs to go beyond the science to attract attention. There are both strict and less definable norms for doing this, but many authors are unaware as to what they are or their use. Publishing is rapidly changing, and needs to be explained with a fresh perspective. Simply writing good, clear, concise, science is no longer enough-there is a different mind-set now required that students need to adopt if they are to succeed. The purpose of this book is to provide the foundations of this new approach for both young scientists at the start of their careers, as well as for more experienced scientists to teach the younger generation. Most importantly, the book will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science. This is an introductory guide suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers in both the life and physical sciences.

Writing Geographical Exploration

In Canada, MacLulich's (1979) pioneering paper has been particularly influential in putting forward the case for treating explorer narratives in literary terms. He emphasized that the final texts or written works of explorers ...

Author: Wayne Kenneth David Davies

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 9781552380628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

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His tale of adventure should occupy a more prominent place in the study of exploration, literature and history, not only in Canada, but also in his homeland of Wales."--Jacket.

Writing as Handwork

Author: Colette Sirat


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122199115

Category: Alphabet

Page: 575

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Most research on writing has been from the standpoint either of the system (alphabet, language etc) or the reader. Very little has examined the history of writing from the viewpoint of the producer of the handwritten script. .. This book examines Homo sapiens as a writer, without separating different kinds of scripts and documents in a particular era, and focuses on the physical aspects of scripts. There are five dimensions to this wide-ranging study: writing schools, where the art is acquired; the design of manuscripts; the different kinds of scripts used by writers; the postures assumed during writing and the movements it involves; and the personal characteristics of handwriting...

Nature Writing

Other important American studies works concerning literature and the environment include Wayne Franklin's Discoverers , Explorers , Settlers : The Diligent Writers of Early America ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1977 ) and David Wilson's ...

Author: Don Scheese

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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This comprehensive study traces the evolution of nature writing from the pastoralism of Aristotle and Virgil to current American writers. It is illustrated by close readings of writers such as Thoreau, John Muir and Mary Austin.

Writing at Russia s Borders

Iurii Tynianov remarked on the effect of Somov's article in finding a place for Pushkin's southern narrative poems (beginning with 'The Captive of the Caucasus'), and in placing the poems in the category of national works:33 'In this ...

Author: Katya Hokanson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442691810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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It is often assumed that cultural identity is determined in a country?s metropolitan centres. Given Russia?s long tenure as a geographically and socially diverse empire, however, there is a certain distillation of peripheral experiences and ideas that contributes just as much to theories of national culture as do urban-centred perspectives. Writing at Russia?s Border argues that Russian literature needs to be reexamined in light of the fact that many of its most important nineteenth-century texts are peripheral, not in significance but in provenance. Katya Hokanson makes the case that the fluid and ever-changing cultural and linguistic boundaries of Russia?s border regions profoundly influenced the nation?s literature, posing challenges to stereotypical or territorially based conceptions of Russia?s imperial, military, and cultural identity. A highly canonical text such as Pushkin?s Eugene Onegin (1831), which is set in European Russia, is no less dependent on the perspectives of those living at the edges of the Russian Empire than is Tolstoy?s The Cossacks (1863), which is explicitly set on Russia?s border and has become central to the Russian canon. Hokanson cites the influence of these and other ?peripheral? texts as proof that Russia?s national identity was dependent upon the experiences of people living in the border areas of an expanding empire. Produced at a cultural moment of contrast and exchange, the literature of the periphery represented a negotiation of different views of Russian identity, an ingredient that was ultimately essential even to literature produced in the major cities. Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature.