Writing Tools

Author: Roy Peter Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316028401
Size: 62.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available. Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.

Image Vol 2 11

Author: Various
Publisher: Image Comics
Size: 54.25 MB
Format: PDF
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The latest issue of IMAGE+ overflows with exclusive interviews, art features, and comics, offering a tsunami of sequential art in 80 pages. Discover how ROB GUILLORY illustrates a horrific harvest in FARMHAND, and how MIRKA ANDOLFO brought her provocative, anthropomorphic romance, UNNATURAL, from Italy to the United States. IMAGE+ provides direct access to the most groundbreaking creators and how they're changing the face of comics, from step-by-step illustration breakdowns to in-depth features. This issue also brings SCOTT SNYDER and JOCKÕs WYTCHES: BAD EGG one chapter closer to its gut-wrenching finale, as two adolescent boys fall deeper into a nightmare filled with family secrets, betrayal, and sinister monsters. IMAGE+ is free with any purchase of DiamondÕs Previews.

Votes That Count And Voters Who Don T

Author: Sharon E. Jarvis
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271082887
Size: 37.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For decades, journalists have called the winners of U.S. presidential elections—often in error—well before the closing of the polls. In Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t, Sharon E. Jarvis and Soo-Hye Han investigate what motivates journalists to call elections before the votes have been tallied and, more importantly, what this and similar practices signal to the electorate about the value of voter participation. Jarvis and Han track how journalists have told the story of electoral participation during the last eighteen presidential elections, revealing how the portrayal of voters in the popular press has evolved over the last half century from that of mobilized partisan actors vital to electoral outcomes to that of pawns of political elites and captives of a flawed electoral system. The authors engage with experiments and focus groups to reveal the effects that these portrayals have on voters and share their findings in interviews with prominent journalists. Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t not only explores the failings of the media but also shows how the story of electoral participation might be told in ways that support both democratic and journalistic values. At a time when professional strategists are pressuring journalists to provide favorable coverage for their causes and candidates, this book invites academics, organizations, the press, and citizens alike to advocate for the voter’s place in the news.

Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Author: Susan E. Provenzano
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847204
Size: 77.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Advanced Appellate Advocacy is a mastery textbook, designed to bridge students from second and third semester writing courses to appellate simulations and clinics that involve substantial writing projects. Because it offers a robust appellate education, conveying the creativity, strategy, and sophistication behind real appeals, the text can also serve as a handbook for new lawyers entering appellate practice. This textbook is a first-of-its kind collaboration among authors with decades of appellate practice and clinical and legal writing teaching among them. The author team includes Carter Phillips, one of the most highly rated Supreme Court advocates of our time. Advanced Appellate Advocacy also uses charts, diagrams, and reflection questions to engage readers, and practice pointers based on the authors' interviews with appellate specialists and their own practice experiences are sprinkled throughout the chapters. The text is enriched by an on-line companion that houses all of the text's exercises, additional briefs and working documents, and interviews with prominent appellate practitioners. Features: Organized to track the progress of an appeal, the text offers students explicit process-based guidance linked to each phase Going Beyond IRAC, the text teaches more flexible, sophisticated writing approaches, illustrating them with models from expert appellate briefs Includes charts, diagrams, examples, and reflection questions


Author: Marc J. Dollinger
Size: 73.62 MB
Format: PDF
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Based on the premise that entrepreneurship can be studied systematically, this book provides a single, practical volume that presents the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and starting new businesses. Providing practical applications of new venture techniques, this bookOs resource-based point of view yields practical, hands-on information such as acquiring and using resources and assets for a competitive advantage. Focusing on the business plan, the book demonstrates how to put together a document for guidance and financing. It also illustrates problems and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs as well as important day-to-day issues. An essential resource for every professional and business owner as well as for everyone seeking to start a new business venture."

Renovating Your Writing

Author: Richard Kallan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351737600
Size: 46.90 MB
Format: PDF
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Renovating Your Writing outlines the principles of effective composition by focusing on the essential skill set and mindset every successful writer must possess. Now in its second edition, this novel text provides readers with unique strategies for crafting and revising their writing, whether for school, work, or play. The new edition emphasizes, in particular, the importance of the writer embracing a rhetorical perspective, distinguishing between formal and social media compositional styles, and appreciating the effort needed to produce clear, concise, and compelling messages.

Creating Literacy Instruction For All Students In Grades 4 To 8

Author: Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205356843
Size: 49.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Gunning presents the major approaches and techniques that research and practice have indicated are the most effective in literacy instruction, and the theories behind the methods.

Antonio S Devils

Author: Jeremy Asher Dauber
Size: 79.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Antonio's Devils deals both historically and theoretically with the origins of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature by tracing the progress of a few remarkable writers who, for various reasons and in various ways, cited Scripture for their own purpose, as Antonio's "devil," Shylock, does in The Merchant of Venice. By examining the work of key figures in the early history of Jewish literature through the prism of their allusions to classical Jewish texts, the book focuses attention on the magnificent and highly complex strategies the maskilim employed to achieve their polemical and ideological goals. Dauber uses this methodology to examine foundational texts by some of the Jewish Enlightenment's most interesting and important authors, reaching new and often surprising conclusions.

Working In Groups

Author: Isa N. Engleberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618215546
Size: 70.32 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This introductory text for group communication courses presents both classic and current theories of small group communication, focusing on how groups work. The authors' great attention to balancing theory and practice will doubtless continue to be praised by students and instructors alike in this the third edition of this best selling text. Highlights of this third edition include: - New! Group Motivation - Chapter 11: Motivation and Groups discusses the differences between, and the value of, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and rewards - New! Diversity and Participation section added to chapter three. This section establishes a framework for understanding and applying communication theory, methods, and tools to diverse groups in later chapters - New! Virtual Groups boxes feature in every chapter. In response to the fact that group interaction is no longer always face-to-face, the authors have added information on how to work in and lead virtual teams - New!Model of Leadership Effectiveness, applying and balancing leadership theories with an emphasis on specific leader functions, strategies, and communication skills - Expanded Instructors Resource Manual - This highly praised resource has been expanded to include: new features, assignments, exercises, assessment tools, test questions, and presentation software