Writing to Communicate

Author: Cynthia A. Boardman
Publisher: Pearson Longman
ISBN: 0132407450
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Academic writing


Writing to Communicate

Author: Cynthia A. Boardman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013027254X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Foreign Language Study

With a combined process and product approach to academic writing, this Second Edition (formerly titled "Youre in Charge!") helps students progress from the basics of paragraph writing to the development of full-length essays. The texts new models and exercises are centered around three main themes milestones, ecology, and relationships to help students generate content and build vocabulary for their writing. "Writing to Communicate" also features: New prewriting exercises. Carefully selected topics, vocabulary, and models. Group assignments, graphic organizers, paragraph checklists, and peer help worksheets. Sections on the mechanics of writing. Appendices on writing under time pressure, the university application essay, paragraph formatting on a computer, punctuation, and common linking words. Contents Introduction to Academic Writing Types of Paragraphs Organization of Paragraphs Coherence and Cohesion Unity and Completeness From Paragraph to Essay The Thesis Statement The Introductory Paragraph The Concluding Paragraph Body Paragraphs Process Classification Cause and Effect Comparison and Contrast

Academic Writing for International Students of Science

Author: Jane Bottomley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317695325
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Education

Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English. It guides students through the writing process itself, and will help them to produce clear, well-written and well-organised essays and reports. The book covers a range of issues such as how to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely, how to develop a coherent argument, and how to avoid plagiarism by making effective reference to sources. Through detailed analysis of authentic scientific texts, the book will enhance students’ understanding of the nature of academic scientific writing. This will enable them to understand how language and discourse function in a real scientific context. The texts serve as models of good writing and are followed by practice activities which will help students to develop their own writing skills. Key topics include: the writing process; academic scientific style; sentence structure; paragraph development; referring to sources; coherence, argument and critical thinking; academic and scientific conventions. This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution. Informative study boxes, model answers and a clear, comprehensive answer key mean that the book can be used for self-study or with guidance in the classroom.

Business Writing For Dummies

Author: Natalie Canavor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119369011
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Business writing that gets results The ability to write well is a key part of your professional success. From reports and presentations to emails and Facebook posts, whether you're a marketer, customer service rep, or manager, being able to write clearly and for the right audience is critical to moving your business forward. The techniques covered in this new edition of Business Writing For Dummies will arm you with the skills you need to write better business communications that inform, persuade, and win business. How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers–the people you communicate with at work–are no different. So how can you make your communications stand out and get the job done? From crafting a short and sweet email to bidding for a crucial project, Business Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to achieve high-impact business writing. Draft reports, proposals, emails, blog posts, and more Employ editing techniques to help you craft the perfect messages Adapt your writing style for digital media Advance your career with great writing In today's competitive job market, being able to write well is a skill you can't afford to be without–and Business Writing For Dummies makes it easy!

Communicate Science Papers Presentations and Posters Effectively

Author: Gregory S. Patience
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128017098
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Medical

Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively is a guidebook on science writing and communication that professors, students, and professionals in the STEM fields can use in a practical way. This book advocates a clear and concise writing and presenting style, enabling users to concentrate on content. The text is useful to both native and non-native English speakers, identifying best practices for preparing graphs and tables, and offering practical guidance for writing equations. It includes content on significant figures and error bars, and provides the reader with extensive practice material consisting of both exercises and solutions. Covers how to accurately and clearly exhibit results, ideas, and conclusions Identifies phrases common in scientific literature that should never be used Discusses the theory of presentation, including “before and after examples highlighting best practices Provides concrete, step-by-step examples on how to make camera ready graphs and tables

Write to the Top

Author: Deborah Dumaine
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307493431
Release Date: 2008-12-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Now reorganized into an easy-to-follow, six step approach to effective writing for every business communication format.

Writing on the Wall

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408842072
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today ? they also link us to the past.

Academic Writing

Author: Stephen Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351690577
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: Education

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

Communicating With Intelligence

Author: James S. Major
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461657620
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Genre: Political Science

Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.

Writing that works

Author: Kenneth Roman
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: CORNELL:31924084571698
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A practical guide offers tips on how to develop a clear, effective writing style for proposals, PC documents, business memos, fund-raising announcements, resumes, cover letters, and more. Reprint.

Writing Secure Code

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735617223
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Covers topics such as the importance of secure systems, threat modeling, canonical representation issues, solving database input, denial-of-service attacks, and security code reviews and checklists.

Grammar and Beyond Level 2 Student s

Author: Randi Reppen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521143127
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Based on extensive research, Grammar and Beyond ensures that students study accurate information about grammar and apply it in their own speech and writing. This is the second half of Student's Book, Level 2. The Student's Book is the main component of Grammar and Beyond. In each unit, students study the grammar in a realistic text and through charts and notes informed by a billion-word corpus of authentic language. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, making this a complete course. Students learn to avoid common mistakes, based on an extensive corpus of learner language. Each unit concludes with a Grammar for Writing section, in which students apply the grammar in an extended writing task.

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Author: Shyam Sharma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351054966
Release Date: 2018-06-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using qualitative data collected from more than twenty universities across the US, Writing Support for International Graduate Students describes and theorizes agency- and advocacy-driven practices, programs, and policies that are most effective in helping international students learn graduate-level writing and communication skills. It uses compelling narratives and cases to illustrate a variety of program models and support practices that fostered the students’ process of academic transition and success. Employing an ecological framework, the book seeks to advance academic conversation about how writing scholars/instructors and program administrators, as well as other academic service professionals working with this student body, can formulate policies, develop programs, and implement practices that best help these students grow as writers and scholars in their disciplines.

Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781447166399
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Computers

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

How to Write It Third Edition

Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607740483
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Reference

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.