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

Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9789600361087
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Genre: Fiction

**Βραβείο Man Booker 2016** Μια δηκτική, βαθιά πολιτική σάτιρα για την ταυτότητα της σύγχρονης Αμερικής, ένα μυθιστόρημα που περιγράφει την εκκεντρική ανατροφή ενός Αφροαμερικανού και μια δίκη άνευ προηγουμένου στην ιστορία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών. Ο αφηγητής, γεννημένος στο «αγροτικό γκέτο» του Ντίκενς στο Λος Άντζελες, αποδέχεται μοιρολατρικά το περιθώριο. Τον μεγαλώνει ο πατέρας του, ένας ιδιόρρυθμος επιστήμονας, ο οποίος τον χρησιμοποιεί ως πειραματόζωο στις αιρετικές ψυχολογικές μελέτες του για τον ρατσισμό. Ο γιος πιστεύει ότι η πρωτοποριακή εργασία του πατέρα –και ένα βιβλίο που θα προκαλέσει αίσθηση, όταν κυκλοφορήσει– θα επιλύσει τα οικονομικά τους προβλήματα. Όταν όμως αστυνομικοί σκοτώνουν τον πατέρα του, ο πρωταγωνιστής συνειδητοποιεί ότι το μόνο που έχει στα χέρια του είναι ο λογαριασμός μιας κηδείας. Παρακινημένος από την ματαίωση και την παρακμή του τόπου του, αναλαμβάνει μια εξωφρενική πρωτοβουλία: την επαναφορά της δουλείας και του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού, πράγμα που θα τον οδηγήσει ως κατηγορούμενο στο Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της χώρας. Ο Πουλημένος του Πωλ Μπέιτι σηματοδοτεί το δημιουργικό αποκορύφωμα ενός ιδιοφυούς συγγραφέα. Το βιβλίο τιμήθηκε με το Βραβείο Booker 2016. Το 2015 απέσπασε το Εθνικό Βραβείο του Κύκλου των Κριτικών στις ΗΠΑ. «Ο Πουλημένος είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα για την εποχή μας. Μια σύγχρονη σάτιρα, ακούραστη και ευφάνταστη, το χιούμορ της οποίας μεταμφιέζει τη ριζοσπαστική σοβαρότητα του συγγραφέα της. Ο Πωλ Μπέιτι εξουδετερώνει με τρόπο αχαλίνωτο τις “ιερές αγελάδες” και βάζει στο στόχαστρό του τα φυλετικά και πολιτικά ταμπού με οξύνοια, ζωντάνια και αμεσότητα». ΑΜΑΝΤΑ ΦΟΡΜΑΝ, πρόεδρος της κριτικής επιτροπής του Βραβείου Booker 2016 «Οι εκατό πρώτες σελίδες του Πουλημένου είναι οι πιο καυστικές και ζόρικες σε αμερικανικό μυθιστόρημα τα τελευταία δέκα χρόνια τουλάχιστον... Τα αστεία σε χτυπάνε κατευθείαν στο στομάχι... Οι αυτοσχεδιασμοί είναι ασταμάτητοι σε αυτό το σατιρικό, βαθυστόχαστο μυθιστόρημα που συνιστά σταθμό». The New York Times «Μια απίστευτη σάτιρα για τη φυλετική ταυτότητα στην Αμερική... Ο Πουλημένος συνδυάζει τη ζωηρή κωμωδία και τη δριμεία κοινωνική κριτική, αλλά το πλέον εντυπωσιακό προτέρημα του βιβλίου είναι η ολοζώντανη ανθρωπιά των χαρακτήρων του». The New Yorker «Ένα αστείο και τολμηρό βιβλίο που ανατρέπει τις επιζήμιες συμβάσεις της κουλτούρας... Είναι αυτή η συνειδητή ανατροπή... που κάνει αυτό το θαρραλέο και σκληρό μυθιστόρημα τόσο απολαυστικό». The Guardian «Ο Πουλημένος ανήκει στα σημαντικότερα και πλέον δύσκολα αμερικανικά μυθιστορήματα που έχουν γραφτεί στον 21ο αιώνα... Είναι ένα επώδυνο βιβλίο που οι αναγνώστες δύσκολα θα ξεχάσουν». Los Angeles Times

You re in Charge

Author: Gro Frydenberg
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 0201503506
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

You're In Charge is designed for students who are already familiar with writing paragraph length compositions and rhetorical patterns, but need to master more complex skills for success in the academic and real world. You're In Charge ensures writing success for every student with help at every step of the composition process.

Composing to Communicate A Student s Guide 2016 MLA Update

Author: Robert Saba
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337280914
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre: Education

Meeting your students where they are, COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT’S GUIDE prepares and engages an increasingly varied first-year composition classroom, in which all students need to achieve the same course outcomes but are not all learning at the same skill level. The fundamental concept behind COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT’S GUIDE is that writing is a communication skill grounded in problem solving. The textbook uses accessible language and opportunities for practice to help students conceptualize writing tasks with key communication goals in mind and become more confident, efficient, and effective writers, in college and in their professional lives. Writing project chapters cover evaluations, arguments, narratives, profiles, literary analyses, and researched writing, and include chapters focused on community engagement and vital 21st century literacy skills. Every Part 2 chapter shows real student work in proposal and final draft, and includes an interview with the student writer. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Diversity 3rd Edition

Author: Faye Brownlie
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551389202
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Education

From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students. Whether you're searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today's classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

Skills for Effective Writing Level 4 Student s Book

Author: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107613577
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Provides exercises and instruction for writing skills, including paraphrasing, sentence variety, and avoiding wordiness and redundancy.

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Author: ASHA KAUL
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120350724
Release Date: 2014-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Communicating a message effectively needs precision—be it verbal or non-verbal. At the professional front, the accuracy of the message to be shared becomes all the more important as the business decisions may depend on the same. This book, in its second edition, continues to detail on the pre-requisites of communicating effectively in the corporate environment and generally. Beginning with an overview of business communication, the book educates on the principles of communication—oral and written. Divided into nine chapters, the first two chapters deal with oral communication and the next seven deal with different forms of written communication. The book teaches how to write effective letters and prepare persuasive resumé. The chapters are well-supported with many examples and illustrative exhibits wherever required. A new chapter (Chapter 9) has been added titled ‘Writing to Communicate’ which presents incorrect use of language and phrases that rob the text, be it a report or a letter, of authenticity and credibility. The chapter also presents correct use of the examples and the rationale or logic in the form of explanations. Designed as a textbook for the management students, this book would be equally useful for the management professionals and executives. Key features • Observes a simple pattern of Read-Comprehend-Test-Follow • Discusses strategies for identification and improvisation of communication skills (both oral and written) • Provides numerous examples and illustrations that facilitate proper grasp of the topics discussed.

Passages Level 2 Student s Book

Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107627079
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. The Passages, Third Edition, Student's Books have been updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, relevant speaking and listening activities, comprehensive grammar and vocabulary support, enhanced reading skills development, and a step-by-step academic writing strand. Students will progressively elevate their language ability in both formal and informal communication through a variety of real-world contexts. Frequent communication reviews will systematically consolidate learning, while the popular Grammar Plus and new Vocabulary Plus sections in the back of the Student's Book provide additional skills support.

Passages Level 2 Student s Book A

Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107627147
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. Student's Book A comprises the first half (Units 1-6) of the complete Level 2 Student's Book. Each of the Passages, Third Edition, Student's Books have been updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, relevant speaking and listening activities, comprehensive grammar and vocabulary support, enhanced reading skills development, and a step-by-step academic writing strand. Frequent communication reviews will systematically consolidate learning, while the popular Grammar Plus and new Vocabulary Plus sections in the back of the Student's Book provide additional skills support.

Essentials of the Essay

Author: Kitty Chen Dean
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205286917
Release Date: 1998-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Solid writing and expressive skills are essential to success in every facet of life; whether it's a college admissions essay, a business proposal, or a personal letter, a well-written piece of writing makes a strong statement about an individual. Moreover, good writing is a basic skill that all individuals must learn to master if they are to communicate and interact in their world. Yet, it is considered a task, a chore, and very often, a major stumbling block on the path toward success for many people. This book is committed to transforming this struggle into success by teaching the writing of short essays through analytical reading, controlled writing, and model essays. This book integrates reading, writing, and grammar skills throughout, reinforcing the fact that essay writing requires competence in all three areas. Each chapter features short essays by professional writers, instructional essays by the author, and paragraphs and essays of various levels of writing -- all of which serve as model essays for readers. Short essays by professional writers deal with thought-provoking topics that serve as an impetus to writing. By the end of the book, readers will have interacted with over 100 essays from a variety of sources and styles. Writing instructors, writing students, and people of all ages and abilities who want to improve their writing.

Legal Writing

Author: Lisa Webley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317555001
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Law

Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this vital legal skill and addresses a range of assessment methods from exam questions to final essays and problem answers. It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions. Lisa Webley explains how to reference others' work clearly and correctly, making this book a useful tool for students concerned about issues of plagiarism. It also focuses on how to develop critical thinking and communicate legal arguments, with both good and bad examples of written work considered and discussed in the text. Legal Writing is particularly useful for undergraduate students, especially at the beginning of degree studies, and for GDL and CPE students too. This fully revised fourth edition includes: Guidance on the avoidance of plagiarism including examples of poor practice and best practice. Worked examples throughout the text, including guidance on deciphering essay questions in exams and coursework, along with additional examples from across the legal curriculum on the companion website. An improved companion website with increased guidance for revision to allow students to test their progress and further engage with the topics in the book. Clearly written and easy to use, Legal Writing enables students to fully engage with essay and exam writing as a vital foundation to their undergraduate degree.