Download E-books Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step PDF

By Ann Longknife

Take it step by step for writing success!

The fastest path to studying a subject matter is thru a pretty good grounding within the fundamentals. So what you won’t locate in Easy Writing abilities Step-by-Step is lots of unending drills. as an alternative, you get a transparent rationalization that breaks down complicated techniques into easy-to-understand steps, through hugely concentrated routines which are associated with center skills--enabling beginners to understand whilst and the way to use these techniques.

This publication gains:

  • Large step by step charts breaking down every one step inside of a strategy and exhibiting transparent connections among issues and annotations to elucidate problems
  • Stay-in-step panels exhibit easy methods to deal with diversifications to the middle steps
  • Step-it-up routines hyperlink perform to the center steps already awarded
  • Missteps and stumbles spotlight universal error to prevent

You can grasp writing so long as you're taking it Step-by-Step!

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Download E-books A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution PDF

By Dennis Baron

Pcs, now the writer's instrument of selection, are nonetheless blamed via skeptics for a number of ills, from dashing writing as much as the purpose of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing technique, to destroying the English language itself.

A higher Pencil puts our advanced, still-evolving hate-love dating with pcs and the web into point of view, describing how the electronic revolution affects our studying and writing practices, and the way the newest applied sciences range from what got here sooner than. The booklet explores our use of pcs as writing instruments in mild of the background of verbal exchange know-how, a background of ways we adore, worry, and really use our writing technologies--not simply pcs, but additionally typewriters, pencils, and clay pills. Dennis Baron exhibits that just about all writing implements--and even writing itself--were greeted before everything with nervousness and outrage: the printing press disrupted the "almost non secular connection" among the author and the web page; the typewriter was once "impersonal and noisy" and could "destroy the paintings of handwriting." either pencils and desktops have been created for initiatives that had not anything to do with writing. Pencils, crafted via woodworkers for marking up their forums, have been quick repurposed by means of writers and artists. the pc crunched numbers, no longer phrases, till writers observed it because the subsequent writing laptop. Baron additionally explores the hot genres that the pc has introduced: electronic mail, the moment message, the internet web page, the web publication, social-networking pages like MySpace and fb, and communally-generated texts like Wikipedia and the city Dictionary, let alone YouTube.

Here then is an engaging historical past of our tangled dealings with quite a lot of writing tools, from old papyrus to the fashionable machine. With dozens of illustrations and plenty of colourful anecdotes, the publication will enthrall a person attracted to language, literacy, or writing.

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Download E-books Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry PDF

Everything you want to be aware of to guide potent and fascinating project-based learning!

This well timed and sensible booklet exhibits how you can enforce academically-rich lecture room tasks that train the all-important ability of inquiry. lecturers will find:

  • A research-driven case for project-based studying, supported by means of present findings on mind improvement and connections with universal center standards
  • Numerous pattern initiatives for each K-12 grade level 
  • Strategies for integrating project-based studying inside all major topic components, throughout disciplines, and with present expertise and social media
  • Ideas for regarding the neighborhood via pupil box examine, distinct site visitors, and showcasing scholar work

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Download E-books Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation PDF

By Janis Bell

An outstanding guide: with readability and humor, it tells the tale that even solid writers were longing to hear.

this isn't a complete monitoring of each nut and bolt that ever got here unfastened inside an English sentence; it's a concentrated dialogue of the slender variety of difficulties that American writers usually face. From confusion over grammar to tangles with utilization, to questions about punctuation, Janis Bell addresses them with transparency and charm. She discusses the problems, provides lots of examples, offers quizzes and solutions, and makes convinced that readers are engaged all through.

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Download E-books Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision PDF

By Barbara Kamler, Pat Thomson

This crucial consultant deals a brand new method of doctoral writing, written in particular for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY web pages and manuals that advertise a privatised skills-based method of writing learn, Kamler and Thomson offer a brand new framework for scholarly paintings to assist doctorate scholars produce transparent and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a variety of learn and hands-on event, the authors argue that making an unique contribution to scholarly wisdom calls for doctoral applicants to do either textual content and identification paintings. Their dialogue of the complexities of forming a scholarly id is illustrated by means of the tales and writing of real doctoral students.

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Download E-books Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons PDF

Teaching Writing: Landmarks and Horizons, edited by way of Christina Russell McDonald and Robert L. McDonald, is designed to provide an outline of a few of the key advancements within the institution of composition stories as a box in the past thirty-five years. The essays are theoretically grounded yet are enthusiastic about pedagogy to boot. Divided into components, the 1st provides 9 landmark essays, chosen and brought through unusual composition students, and the second one brings jointly 8 new essays by means of rising scholars.

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Download E-books Writing Machines (Mediaworks Pamphlets) PDF

By N. Katherine Hayles

Tracing a trip from the Nineteen Fifties during the Nineteen Nineties, N. Katherine Hayles makes use of the autobiographical character of Kaye to discover how literature has remodeled itself from inscriptions rendered because the flat sturdy marks of print to the dynamic pictures of CRT displays, from verbal texts to the varied sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts.

Weaving jointly Kaye's pseudo-autobiographical narrative with a theorization of latest literature in media-specific phrases, Hayles examines the ways that literary texts in each style and interval mutate as they're reconceived and rewritten for digital codecs. As digital files develop into extra pervasive, print looks now not because the sea within which we swim, obvious simply because we're so conversant in its conventions, yet relatively as a medium with its personal assumptions, specificities, and inscription practices. Hayles explores works that target the very inscription applied sciences that produce them, interpreting 3 writing machines extensive: Talan Memmott's groundbreaking digital paintings Lexia to Perplexia, Mark Z. Danielewski's cult postprint novel House of Leaves, and Tom Phillips's artist's ebook A Humument. Hayles concludes through speculating on how technotexts have an effect on the advance of latest subjectivity.

Writing Machines is the second one quantity within the Mediawork Pamphlets series.

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Download E-books The Memoir Book: The clearest and most creative memoir-writing guide available PDF

By Patti Miller

Written in an available and conversational kind, this instruction manual is a vital consultant for a person who desires to write the tale in their lifestyles. the dear perception into the memoir-writing procedure offers either concept and functional recommendation for either new and skilled writers. Describing the method from begin to finish—from discovering a subject matter, constructing a story voice, and constructing constitution, to discovering a stability among genuine fact and bright storytelling and getting published—this source is helping exhibit and form own tales.

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Download E-books To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing PDF

By Simon Garfield

The New York Times bestselling writer of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its attainable salvation within the electronic age.

Few issues are as exciting—and in all likelihood life-changing—as gaining knowledge of an outdated letter. And whereas etiquette books nonetheless extol the perform, letter writing looks disappearing amid a flurry of e-mails, texting, and tweeting. the new decline in letter writing marks a cultural shift so massive that during the longer term historians may perhaps divide time no longer among BC and advert yet among the eras while humans wrote letters and after they didn't. So New York Times bestselling writer Simon Garfield asks: Can whatever be performed to restore a tradition that has dictated and tracked the development of civilization for greater than years?

In To the Letter, Garfield strains the interesting heritage of letter writing from the affection letter and the enterprise letter to the chain letter and the letter of advice. He offers a young critique of early letter-writing manuals and analyzes celebrated correspondence from Erasmus to Princess Diana. He additionally considers the function that letters have performed as a literary equipment from Shakespeare to the epistolary novel, the entire rage within the eighteenth century and alive and good at the present time with bestsellers like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. At a time while the decline of letter writing seems to be irreversible, Garfield is the precise candidate to motivate bibliophiles to place pen to paper and create “a type of expression, emotion, and tactile pride we may well clasp to our heart.”

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