Description : Andrea Lunsford’s research treats student writers as writers first—not only in the classroom, but in every aspect of their lives. Her newest handbook features a simple and inviting design that helps students find solutions for every situation as they translate their skills as writers in their day-to-day lives to the conventions of solid academic writing. Featuring the writing process coverage of larger handbooks at a value price, Writing in Action is a supportive reference that emphasizes rhetorical strategies that help students put their ideas into action.
Description : Big data can be difficult to handle using traditional data-bases. Apache Hadoop is a NoSQL applications framework that runs on distributed clusters. This lets it scale to huge datasets. If you need analytic information from your data, Hadoop's the way togo. Hadoop in Action introduces the subject and teachers you how to write programs in the MapReduce style. It starts with a few easy examples and then moves quickly to show Hadoop use in more complex data analysis tasks. included are best practices and design patterns of MapReduce programming.
Description : Don't just dream it, write it! I Should Be Writing is a writing workshop in a journal, full of helpful advice and encouragement for the person who wants to finally write the story they've always dreamed of creating. Let award-winning podcaster Mur Lafferty, who in the past has interviewed authors including John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, Gail Carriger, Adam Christopher, and Kameron Hurley, guide you through the nuts-and-bolts process of honing your craft, including which writing myths to ignore, how to refine your creative process, listening to your inner muse while ignoring your inner bully, and more. This book also contains writing exercises that will help the blossoming writer strengthen the writer’s muscle of writing every day. These include everything from situational writer's prompts to lists of ideas writers should try to jot down between writing sessions. With this helpful guide, you can make the phrase, "I've always wanted to write a story..." a thing of the past. Because you should be writing!
Description : "Subject Areas/Keywords: academic writing, behavioral sciences, dissertations, empirical articles, graduate students, graduate writing, journal articles, peer-reviewed articles, publications, research articles, research methods, research reporting, research reports, scholarly writing, social sciences, thesis DESCRIPTION Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. "--
Description : Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.
Description : Robert P. Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons -- the core concepts -- that students must learn to become effective writers. The thorough integration of these core concepts and the space devoted to guiding students through the main composing assignments distinguishes this book from all other writing guides. The text introduces students to the key rhetorical moves of three essential aims of writing (analysis, argument, and narrative) and then offers applied assignment chapters that use the ten core concepts to guide students' thinking and writing. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. The second edition includes 21 new readings, new strategies for academic reading, a new section on summary-response essays, updated guidance on finding digital resources and on MLA documentation, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Writing and Community Action: A Service-Learning Rhetoric and Reader encourages inquiry into community and social action issues, supports community-based research, and shepherds students through a range of service-learning writing projects. Several chapters offer pragmatic advice for crafting personal, reflective, and analytical essays, while service-learning chapters present experience-tested strategies for doing collaborative writing projects at nonprofit agencies, conducting research on pressing social problems, writing proposals that respond to campus and community concerns, and composing oral histories. The assignments help students to see themselves as writers whose work really matters. Provocative readings spark critical reflection on community service and a range of social concerns (including economic justice, literacy, education, homelessness, race, and identity). Focusing on invention, audience analysis, and the social purposes of writing, Writing and Community Action encourages students to adopt a rhetorical frame of mind. Hopeful in tone, this book makes clear the ways that writing can serve as action in both academic and community contexts.
Description : LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps readers analyze statutes and cases and draft supporting legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how paralegals analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters, and more. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows readers how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research, to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities paralegals undertake. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning while simplifying instructor preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Scriptwriting for the Screen is an accessible guide to writing for film and television. It details the first principles of screenwriting and advises on the best way to identify and formulate a story and develop ideas in order to build a vivid, animated and entertaining script. The book introduces the reader to the essential skills of writing effective drama. Using examples of scripts from a range of films and television programmes such as, American Beauty, The English Patient, The Fisher King, My Left Foot, Shallow Grave, Casablanca, Coronation Street and Our Friends in the North, Scriptwriting for the Screen includes: * Advice on how to visualise action and translate this into energetic writing * How to dramatise writing, use metaphor and deepen meaning * Tips on how to determine the appropriate level of characterisation for different types of drama * Practical exercises and examples which help develop technique and style * A guide to further reading.
Description : This work introduces readers to the author's brand of revising fiction - a process in which a story's words, structure, even its very meaning may change as it grows stronger. Through every stage of the writing process the author provides strategies and criteria to help pinpoint the problems in your work and fix them. He looks at sacred" first ideas, slow starts, out-of-sequence events, imprecise language, inflated imagery, weak sentence structure, insufficient dialogue, action and description. In addition to illustrating his points with examples from contemporary writers he traces the evolution of three of his own stories throught drafts to final versions."