Writing Across the Curriculum at Work

thinking skills, good reading skills, and then good writing skills, and any particular piece of writing is the process of all three of these things coming ...

Author: Ursula Doleschal

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643505514

Category: Academic writing

Page: 297

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Writing Comedy

Books on comedy writing Ashton, Brad,How toWrite Comedy (Hamish Hamilton, 1983) Byrne, John, Writing Comedy, 3 rdedn(A &C Black, 2005) Byrne, ...

Author: Lesley Bown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473602205

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Learn how to write comedy that makes people laugh. Masterclass: Writing Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferred comic genre, you will find guidance on everything from wordplay and visual humour to plots, comedy characters and different styles. A section on performance will help you to hone stand-up skills, while chapters on stage and screen will give techniques and tips on how to craft a sitcom or create a sketch show. Finally, there is a uniquely frank but useful section on the realities of the markets, and the actualities of going it alone with self-publishing and self-promotion - or the tools you need to successfully pitch an idea or comic manuscript. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Discipline Specific Writing

also often called on to revise existing academic writing courses or devise new ones including new courses for teaching writing for specific disciplinary ...

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315519005

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing: Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business; Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader; Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing; Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching; Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.

Mastering Academic Writing

If you picked up this book, it's likely because you're curious about writing academically, advancing your writing skills, and learning about practical ...

Author: Boba Samuels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455062

Category:

Page: 224

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Focussing on research-related assignments, this book helps you navigate the potential pitfalls of academic writing through the experience of students who face the same challenges you do. Packed with hands-on exercises and insightful feedback, this workbook gives you the practice you need to fine tune your academic writing. Using their years of experience coaching students, the authors help you to: Develop and hone arguments Organise and interpret source material Write effective research proposals Follow academic conventions with confidence Complete collaborative writing projects. Encouraging and empowering, this book provides support as you progress through years of academic study, allowing you to develop your skills beyond the basics and master academic writing at an advanced level. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Get Started in Food Writing

I've just earned more for writing six recipes for a company than I have for writing this book. A position in food PR means that you will get a salary you ...

Author: Kerstin Rodgers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600386

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE BEAUTIFULLY ABOUT FOOD AND BUILD AN AUDIENCE. Are you thinking of starting a food blog, or have you always wanted to promote and distribute your own recipes? Would you like to be the next Nigel Slater or Jay Rayner? This is an engaging, enlightening and utterly indispensable guideto how to write about food. From sharing family recipes to starting a supper club, promoting the latest gastronomical trend or advertising your amazing diet tips, this book gives friendly, clear and readable guidance from one of the UK's most popular bloggers. It includes tips on great food photography and strategies for building your brand and securing TV appearances or regular press commissions. Contemporary, connected and compelling, this is all you need to become a high profile food writer with your own online community and upward trajectory. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Foundations of Legal Research and Writing

You BETHE JUDGE In your opinion, would you ever compliment an attorney on the quality of the attorney's writing? When would you incorporate a portion of the ...

Author: Carol M. Bast

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285402604

Category: Law

Page: 624

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FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Success in Academic Writing

A significant proportion of students find it difficult to 'move on' from one stage of the writing process to the next. Some keep researching and reading, ...

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137247841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 232

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Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing

Criminal justice, like most professions, requires a lot of writing. As has been repeated many times in this book, being able to write skillfully and in a ...

Author: Jennifer M. Allen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544364629

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing: Report Writing Essentials equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of policing - both academically and professionally. Authors Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report writer. Students are also exposed to a number of best practices for various elements of report writing, such as the face page, incident reports, supplemental reports, investigative reports, and traffic reports, as well as search warrants and affidavits.

Writing Strands Advanced 2

Every person needs to learn to express ideas and feelings in writing. 3. There is no one right way to write anything. 4. The ability to write is not an ...

Author: Dave Marks

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781683440635

Category: Reference

Page: 333

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Developed to give students advanced skills, such as recognizing and using persuasive language, writing reports, and developing character in creative pieces. Students will learn the process of giving others their thoughts in written form through three areas: creative, research and reports, and explanatory. Every exercise will guide them in the development of communication skills they need. Topics addressed in this one-year course include: Recognizing the three points of view writers useDescribing what has been seen over a period of days and writing a scientific reportUnderstanding the organization of an explanatory expositionDeveloping effective characters and conflict in creative writingIdentifying common literary devices in the BibleUnderstanding why literary devices are used A suggested schedule is provided, as well as worksheets that are three-hole punched and perforated, and the addition of a reading and literature component helps students look more deeply into the Bible and other books they select.

Writing Grades 5 8

Writing is not just a tool with which to measure what a student already knows, such as a short answer essay on a history test. Writing is a learning process ...

Author: Cindy Barden

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781580379793

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Write on! Write with students in grades 5 and up using Writing: Fundamentals for the Middle-School Classroom. This 128-page book helps students learn how to express themselves through writing. It provides open-ended lessons of personal writing, descriptive writing, short stories, poetry, and reports. This excellent classroom supplement also includes chapters arranged in order of increasing difficulty and activities that allow students to choose their own writing topics. It supports NCTE and IRA standards.

Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children s Book

Writing is a lonely business. Unless you are inclined to the life of a hermit, there are times when you will be desperate to spend time with other people ...

Author: Lucy Courtenay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have an irresistible idea for a children's book with pictures? Are you inspired by writers like Julia Donaldson and Lauren Child? Get Started in Writing and Illustrating A Children's Book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever the category or age range. Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of working with illustrators and illustrated concepts, from creating ideas for toddler board books to writing high concept middle grade projects. It carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Idea to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including insights into the publishing world and the role of the agent.

Writing Lives Together

All these feature in this special issue as examples of 'writing lives together': British life writing which has been collaboratively authored and/or joins ...

Author: Felicity James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351393072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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A diary entry, begun by a wife and finished by a husband; a map of London, its streets bearing the names of forgotten lives; biographies of siblings, and of spouses; a poem which gives life to long-dead voices from the archives. All these feature in this volume as examples of ‘writing lives together’: British life writing which has been collaboratively authored and/or joins together the lives of multiple subjects. The contributions to this book range over published and unpublished material from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, including biography, auto/biographical memoirs, letters, diaries, sermons, maps and directories. The book closes with essays by contemporary, practising biographers, Daisy Hay and Laurel Brake, who explain their decisions to move away from the single subject in writing the lives of figures from the Romantic and Victorian periods. We conclude with the reflections and work of a contemporary poet, Kathleen Bell, writing on James Watt (1736–1819) and his family, in a ghostly collaboration with the archives. Taken as a whole, the collection offers distinctive new readings of collaboration in theory and practice, reflecting on the many ways in which lives might be written together: across gender boundaries, across time, across genre. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.

Supporting Research Writing

writing teaching in Europe in both anglophone and non-anglophone contexts. Written by Sally Burgess and Anne Pallant, this chapter explains how academic ...

Author: Valerie Matarese

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundaries are consciously blurred. It thus provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on their professional roles and the services that will best serve their clients’ needs. A recurring theme is, therefore, the interaction between language professional and client-author. The book offers insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by considering ourselves first and foremost as writing support professionals, differing in our primary approach (through teaching, translating, editing, writing, or a combination of those) but with a common goal. This view has major consequences for the training of professionals who support English-language publication by NNES academics and scientists. Supporting Research Writing will therefore be a stimulus to professional development for those who support English-language publication in real-life contexts and an important resource for those entering the profession. Takes a holistic approach to writing support and reveals how it is best conceived as a spectrum of overlapping and interrelated professional activities Stresses the importance of understanding the real-world needs of authors in their quest to publish Provides insights into the approaches used by experienced practitioners across Europe

The Creative Writing Workbook

The Creative Writing Workbook contains nearly a thousand original and practical ideas for writing, and is designed for writers everywhere; ...

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780333985229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

Get Started in Writing a Novel

Valuable writing exercises to get you started – foreword by Malcolm Bradbury. Cappacchione, Lucia, The Power of the Other Hand (Newcastle, 1988).

Author: Nigel Watts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE. This new edition of an acclaimed guide to writing a novel helps you if you are just at the very beginning of your writing journey, showing you how to gain confidence and find inspiration. A classic book that has supported thousands of authors over the years, it contains a wealth of information on how to structure, craft and develop your writing, how to edit and redraft, and how to take the first steps towards publication. Each chapter contains a long and several shorter writing exercises, while key quotes, ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing This new edition also includes an expanded section on self- and digital-publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and practice. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Business Writing For Dummies

For people inhabiting any part of the business, nonprofit or government worlds, the rewards of better writing are often immediate.

Author: Natalie Canavor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119696704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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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.

Plain Language in Government Writing

Recognize good writing and identify what makes it good ♢ Learn techniques that make writing better and easier to do ♢ Form good writing habits through ...

Author: Judith G. Myers PhD

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523096060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

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A Plain-English Guide to Government Writing Whether you're in the public or private sector, good writing skills are critical to your success in the workplace. Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide shows you how to apply federal plain-language guidelines to every type of writing — from emails, memos, and letters to agency communications, technical procedures, and budget justification statements. Through numerous exercises as well as examples from a variety of federal and state agencies, this practical guide walks you step-by-step through every phase of the writing process, providing tips for improved clarity, conciseness, and completeness. This valuable reference will help you: Write for diverse audiences in reader-friendly, plain language Overcome writer's block Gain confidence in your ability to write — and get results Make your writing visually appealing Prepare for briefings and presentations Recognize successful writing and identify what makes it effective A Plain-English Guide to Government Writing will enable you to express yourself more clearly and concisely, produce documents more efficiently, and work more effectively with others throughout the writing process.

On Life Writing

'Life-writing' is a generic term used to describe a range of writings about lives or parts of lives, or which provide materials out of which lives or parts ...

Author: Zachary Leader

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191081361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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'Life-writing' is a generic term meant to encompass a range of writings about lives or parts of lives, or which provide materials out of which lives or parts of lives are composed. These writings include not only memoir, autobiography, biography, diaries, autobiographical fiction, and biographical fiction, but letters, writs, wills, written anecdotes, depositions, marginalia, lyric poems, scientific and historical writings, and digital forms (including blogs, tweets, Facebook entries). On Life-Writing offers a sampling of approaches to the study of life-writing, introducing readers to something of the range of forms the term encompasses, their changing fortunes and features, the notions of 'life,' 'self' and 'story' which help to explain these changing fortunes and features, recent attempts to group forms, the permeability of the boundaries between forms, the moral problems raised by life-writing in all forms, but particularly in fictional forms, and the relations between life-writing and history, life-writing and psychoanalysis, life-writing and philosophy. The essays mostly focus on individual instances rather than fields, whether historical, theoretical or generic. Generalizations are grounded in particulars. For example, the role of the 'life-changing encounter,' a frequent trope in literary life-writing, is pondered by Hermione Lee through an account of a much-storied first meeting between the philosopher Isaiah Berlin and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; James Shapiro examines the history of the 'cradle to grave' life-narrative, as well as the potential distortions it breeds, by focusing on Shakespeare biography, in particular attempts to explain Shakespeare's so-called 'lost years'.

Professional Writing

are writing to. A solution to this problem is to include a section that gives background and definitions of terminology for novices, or, in reports, ...

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352008043

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