Description : The second edition of Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the fundamentals of the writing process and explores the basic steps of critical thinking. Drawing upon over twenty years of experience teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful academic writing in a variety of rhetorical modes. New in the second edition: •Expanded discussion of how to write effective thesis statements for informative, persuasive, evaluative, and synthesis essays, including helpful thesis statement templates. •Extensive templates introducing students to conventions of academic discourse, including integrating outside sources, interacting with other writers’ ideas, and dialoguing with multiple perspectives. •Examples of academic writing from different disciplines illustrating essay titles, abstracts, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and voice. •Expanded discussion of voice in academic writing, including an exploration of active and passive voice constructions in different disciplines and tips on how to edit for clarity. •A new chapter on writing in the disciplines. •Updated sample student papers. •New readings with examples of opposing views and multiple perspectives.
Description : A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing
Description : You're no idiot, of course. Sometimes you just want to relax, clear your head, rest your aching muscles, and rejuvenate your weary soul. You've heard meditation is a great stress reliever, but sometimes it seems so complicated it makes you downright uptight. Relax! Meditation is easy to learn-especially if you rely on The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Meditation, second edition, as you follow the path to inner peace. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: - Zen techniques, including guided imagery and mindfulness, to help you meditate effectively. - Tips for learning how to use meditation in daily life, including stressful situations, exercise, and fatigue. - An easy-to-understand explanation of the connections between meditation, sleep, and dreams. - Expert advice on how and when to meditate and detailed drawings and diagrams for breathing, positions, and more. - Techniques for meditating to music or modern chants.
Description : A working guide for students conducting theological writing and research on theology and biblical studies courses, this book integrates the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, to provide a standard text for the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum.As a theological rhetoric, it also encourages excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts. This 2nd Edition includes new chapters on 'Writing Theology in a New Language', which explores the linguistic and cultural challenges of writing theology well in a non-native language, and 'Writing and Learning Theology in an Electronic Age', addressed to distance learning students learning to write theology well from online courses, and dealing with the technologies necessary to do so.
Description : REA's Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test Prep with Online Practice Tests (2nd ed.) Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! "Unlike so many of the books on the market, this REA volume ... is 100% up-to-date. This book is well-informed about all the changes that have been made to the Praxis exam..., and it discusses all the question formats that you will see on your Praxis exam." —Mike McGarry, Test Prep Instructor, Magoosh Read the full Magoosh review. The Praxis Core tests are used to gauge the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs and are used for initial teacher certification in more than 30 states and U.S. territories, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. REA's Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators - Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732) test prep helps you master the information on this exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals. Completely aligned with the Common Core State Standards and written by seasoned test-prep experts, our study package contains in-depth reviews of all the reading, writing, and mathematics content tested on the Praxis Core exam. A diagnostic test for each exam is offered online to help pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. This test prep package includes 6 full-length practice tests (two each for reading, writing, and math - available both in the book and online) that cover every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exams. Are you a career changer or just need more brush-up on your math? Try our 4 math mini-tests. The book's online tests are timed and offer detailed scoring analysis and diagnostic tools so you can easily see where you need to focus your study. This complete test prep package comes with a handy study schedule, self-evaluation grid, as well as REA's proven test-taking tips and strategies. Go with the test guide that the test prep pros at Magoosh say provides "high-quality instruction in all three subject areas." This test prep is a must-have for teacher candidates across the United States who want an extra edge on the Praxis Core tests!
Description : Writing short stories is both a science and an art. You need a certain amount of skill but you will increase your chances by studying your market and learning what magazine editors are looking for. It is not always obvious. How to Write Short Stories will take you as a would-be writer through the tricks of the trade by: - helping you discover what the different magazines are looking for and how to think up ideas to suit; - demonstrating how you can write different slants, such as twist in the tales and feel-good stories; - advising on how you can win fiction competitions. How To Write Short Stories is packed with tips, quotes and inside angles from magazine editors and relevant experts.
Description : In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : This book is an introduction to the conventions of writing with sources at the college level. Some readers will have been trained in writing with sources before coming to college; others will have had little or no training. Writing With Sources is addressed to both groups. Without a grasp of this information you risk taking valuable time away from the students creative process of writing and in certain circumstances could face disciplinary action. Even if you believe you already understand when and how to cite sources, you should compare your understanding with the instructions in this book.
Description : Explains how to use the programming language to add interactivity and animation to Web sites, covering image swaps, functions, frames, cookies, alarms, frames, shopping carts, and Ajax.