Successful Writing at Work

Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305888555
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 11th Edition, features an abundance of real-world examples and problems, an accessible writing style, and detailed guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, formatting, and producing professional documents and graphics in the global workplace. Students are presented with topics in four logically sequenced sections, beginning with a discussion of the writing process and collaboration, followed by material on basic business communications (including e-communications and social media), letters, and resumes; conducting research and documenting sources; and more advanced tasks such as preparing visuals, websites, instructions, procedures, proposals, short and long reports, and presentations. With each new writing assignment, students learn to become effective problem solvers, to work effectively as members of a collaborative team, to understand their global audience, and to select the best communication technologies to accomplish their goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Successful Writing at Work Concise Edition

Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285974347
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Education

Packed with real-world examples, SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK: CONCISE, 4e delivers a practical yet succinct introduction to effective workplace writing for a variety of communication tasks. Based on the market-leading SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 10e, the CONCISE edition covers the most essential skills for effective workplace communication. The text begins with writing basics, emphasizing the characteristics of effective writing, the writing process, ethics, and the importance of audience. It covers basic business correspondence, walks students through formatting letters for a variety of business situations, and features a step-by-step chapter on getting a job. More advanced chapters focus on document design and visuals, writing instructions and procedures, writing reports, proposals, and making business presentations. The Fourth Edition emphasizes ethical considerations throughout as well as integrates guidelines for greening the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategies for Successful Writing

Author: James A. Reinking
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134678745
Release Date: 2017-01-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For first-year courses in Composition/Rhetoric. This version of Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* A four-in-one guide for writing in the modes -- a rhetoric, research guide, reader, and handbook At every step of the writing process, Strategies for Successful Writing supports students as they learn to compose in the rhetorical modes. Over 100 short examples demonstrate writing concepts and strategies, so that they can recognize them more easily in the longer reading selections and apply them in their own compositions. Instruction is kept brief and to the point, so that students spend more time writing and less time reading about writing. Perfect for those seeking support for participating in academic discourse for the first time, this four-in-one guide may be the only text students will need for the composition course. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the -increasing mobility of texts, - MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Williams A Streetcar Named Desire

Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521626102
Release Date: 2000-04-27
Genre: Drama

A continuous history of the play, Streetcar named desire in production from 1947 to 1998, with emphasis on the Broadway premiere.

Renovating Your Writing

Author: Richard Kallan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351737609
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre:

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.

10 Steps to Successful Business Writing

Author: Jack E. Appleman
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562864815
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to sucessful business writing offers a ten-step way to improve communications describing how to organize material, construct clear sentences, choose the right tone, and edit and refine writing.

Message Not Received

Author: Phil Simon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119048213
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Get your message across the right way with clear communication Message Not Received provides the tools and techniques that make an effective writer and public speaker. Particularly on topics related to data and technology, effective communication can present a challenge in business settings. This book shows readers how those challenges can be overcome, and how to keep the message from getting lost in the face of mismatched levels of knowledge, various delivery media, and the library of jargon that too often serves as a substitute for real, meaningful language. Coverage includes idea crystallization, the rapidly changing business environment, Kurzweil's law of accelerating change, and our increasing inability to understand what we are saying to each other. Rich with visuals including diagrams, slides, graphs, charts, and infographics, this guide provides accessible information and actionable guidance toward more effectively conveying the message. Today, few professionals can ignore the tsunami of technology that permeates their lives, advancing far more rapidly that most of us can handle. As a result, too many people think that successful speaking means using buzzwords, jargon, and invented words that sound professional, but don't actually communicate meaning. This book provides a path through the noise, helping readers get their message across succinctly, efficiently, and effectively. Adapt your approach for more effective communication Learn the critical skill of crystallizing ideas Tailor your style to the method of delivery Ensure that your message is heard, understood, and internalized It doesn't matter whether you're pitching to a venture capitalist, explaining daily challenges to a non-tech manager, or speaking to hundreds of people – jargon-filled word salad uses a lot of words to say very little. Better communication requires a different approach, and Message Not Received gives you a roadmap to more effective speaking and writing for any audience or medium.

Successful Writing at Work with 2016 MLA Update Card

Author: Philip Kolin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337285013
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Genre: Education

SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 11th Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to workplace writing with real-world examples and problems; an easy-to-read style; and thorough guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, formatting, and producing professional documents in the global workplace. After a discussion of the writing process and collaboration, the author explores basic business communications (including e-communications and social media), letters, resumes, and other job search materials; proceeds to how to conduct research and document sources; and ends with guidance on more advanced tasks such as preparing visuals, websites, instructions, procedures, proposals, short and long reports, and presentations. You will learn how to be an effective problem solver at work, understand and write for a global audience, write clear and effective sentences, paragraphs, and documents, and select the best communication technologies to accomplish your goals. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

Strategies for Successful Writing

Author: James A. Reinking
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 0205801943
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This concise, affordable text offers complete coverage of the writing process, strategies using the rhetorical models, and a reader--all in one text. Step-by-step instruction in the writing process is accessible to the reader, with opportunities to practice using these successful strategies.

The St Martin s Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312536121
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing HBR Guide Series

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422184042
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

What Works

Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781475807110
Release Date: 2014-04-09
Genre: Education

WHAT WORKS! offers dozens of writing strategies to clearly and convincingly explain your teaching practice to the National Board Assessors. Writing for the National Board is a type of technical writing teachers rarely use elsewhere and this book lifts the mysterious fog surrounding how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards.

Stein On Writing

Author: Sol Stein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466864993
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.

To the Point A Dictionary of Concise Writing

Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393242898
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Reference

The essential guide to writing succinctly. Who doesn’t hate wading through wordy paragraphs? Unfortunately, many writers don’t realize when they are padding their sentences and obscuring their meaning. Enter To the Point, the essential guide to writing succinctly. Featuring hundreds of new entries, this freshly updated edition is complete with: • A guide to the basics of writing concisely, including how to reduce the number of words in a phrase, substitute a single word for a phrase, and delete extraneous words and phrases. • The "Dictionary of Concise Writing," which gives concise alternatives to thousands of wordy phrases. Language expert Robert Hartwell Fiske uses each wordy phrase in a sentence and then rewrites or deletes the phrase entirely to show how the sentence can be improved. • The brand new "Guide to Obfuscation: A Reverse Dictionary," which helps writers build a more pithy vocabulary. To the Point is the perfect reference book for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through clear and beautiful writing.

Handbook of Technical Writing Tenth Edition

Author: Gerald J. Alred
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250004413
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Combining guidance for writing over 40 typers of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer's handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. [publisher's note]