How did George Eliot?s love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? Can you be over-dressed for the Oscars? What is Italian Feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the Author, can Nabokov revive him? What does ?soulful? mean? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made? A collection of essays that brims over with personality and warmth, Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent and funny ? a gift to readers and writers both. Within its covers an essay is more than a column of opinions: it?s a space in which to think freely.
Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to…• analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts• brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas• evaluate and criticise arguments• express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing• plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion… and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism.The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts.For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
The New Woman or the emerging image of women was a feminist idea that emerged in the final decades of the nineteenth century in Europe and North America.The woman has always been the sub altern across cultural boundaries. Woolf's feminism did not advocate the claims of women to political, social and economic equality with men. Her feminism was a deep rooted desire surging inside from adolescence to create a new world for women writers to write fearlessly, and to challenge cultural codes reinforcing the myth of an obscure invisible woman - writer.Woolf’s novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse are mouthpiece of the writer as her female protagonists justify Woolf's claim of woman's superiority in her search for truth in the chaotic world of human-beings. Woolf's achievement as a novelist distinguishes her as a famous luminary in the galaxy of English literature. Woolf's novels are a triumph of 'mind over matter' portrayed through human –relationships of love not self seeking but pure, combining realism with platonic idealism.
How do you make the transition from promising researcher to established academic author? Many cross this Rubicon without knowing if they paddled, swam or built a boat; others drown as they thrash around in mid-stream. And the mere phrase ‘academic publishing’ covers a multitude of sins; it is enough to give the uninitiated the willies. Writing monographs, research papers, book reviews, conference abstracts or whatever each requires a different approach. You have to decide what it is you are going to write and where to publish it. On the way you will meet the good, the bad and the ugly, succinctly describing most co-authors, peer reviewers and editors (not necessarily in that order). After all, the only way to write like an academic is to write like an academic … but where do you start? You could do much worse than start here. Stephen Donovan has been publishing on such diverse subjects as Caribbean geology, palaeontology, the history of science and academic authorship for over 30 years. He loves research, writing and publishing, and has compiled a book of highly readable essays to help all researchers, both the new and not so new, to write better papers and to get them published.
Important and useful manual for the male. How to become a good lover? All the secrets in my book for men. Unlike many other manuals, this guide is written by a girl with great experience in sex and good taste in intimate relationships. Who else but a woman know what we like in bed and what not? After reading, you will learn all the women’s secrets and learn how to deliver incredible pleasure in sex to wives, mistresses, married women and girls. Tips and tricks for intimacy. She just like it!
Exercises in Loneliness is a collection of philosophical essays on a common topic of solitude that started as a series of blog posts. “There is something romantic and legendary about loneliness because every knight searches for the Holy Grail on his own. Even the best fairytales are born out of an extreme loneliness. So the secret is to stop asking to be saved and to start saving others. Before long you will see how your own loneliness subsides – like a tide that runs away with sunrise”.
"Is Pinterest Really Killing Feminism?" is a response to the notion, popularized by Amy Odell’s article “How Pinterest is Killing Feminism,” that the social media site Pinterest, which is dominated by female users, is detrimental both to the feminist movement and women in general. A definition of feminism, contrary to the one employed by Odell, is established and applied to Pinterest users and Pinterest content. Two forms of content prevalent on Pinterest, domestic content and “thinspo” images, are evaluated in terms of their prevalence and how they are used on Pinterest and their overall effect on women and feminism. Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique" and Naomi Wolf’s "The Beauty Myth" are also employed to address Odell’s claims that Pinterest content is reminiscent of the “retrograde, materialistic” content in women’s magazines.
Join in with all Maisy's activities at playschool. Help her paint a picture, play in the Wendy house, write a story, dress up as a pirate, do some sums, dance like a ballerina, feed the fish, and put on her hat and coat to go home. With tabs to pull and flaps to lift, this book offers hours of play.
Revision with unchanged content. Multigenre essays should be made more available to students in all disciplines, especially to students in freshman composition classes. By multigenre essays I mean essays that include creative elements such as lists, letters, and interviews, in addition to traditional academic prose. By combining creative elements with academic prose I propose that writers will be able to express more of what they want to say in an essay by using both analytical and associative ways of thinking. The benefits of having students write multigenre essays are three-fold: 1) when students are given the option of including such things as dialogs, poems, and vignettes in addition to standard academic prose, they gain in rhetorical flexibility—experimenting with and finding the right genres and combination of genres that best fits what they want to say; 2) they also gain in their ability to take a more personal stance on an issue by having more options for positioning themselves in reference to a given topic; and 3) they gain in their ability to push at the perceived boundaries of a discourse.
This book project is a collection of educational psychology essays. The essays are meant to assist primary school teachers in their teaching as they draw a lot from educational psychology.A teacher who has knowledge of educational psychology is is able to handle students with diverse learning dispositions including respect for their individual differences.The essays were generated from the ideas of very influential theorists like Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Ausubel,and Maslow among others.Educational testing and measurement and evaluation has also been included as a critical aspect in teaching and learning in the primary school. The issue of motivation has also been given prominence as this is what drives learners to success.While the book deals and gives examples form the primary school, its use and the application of the ideas therin transcend educational boundaries.
Research like a pro-and write a winning paper! Do research papers make you nervous? Don't panic! This task isn't as overwhelming as it may seem–and conducting good research is an important skill to have. With How to Write a Great Research Paper, you'll see how easy and rewarding it can be to explore a topic and present your ideas in an organized and interesting way. Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and valuable tips, this new guide breaks the entire process down into 7 Keys to Success: * Find a Topic * Look It Up * Take Notes * Outline Your Paper * Create Your First Draft * Revise and Edit Your Draft * Present Your Paper So take a deep breath, relax-and get ready to write a top-notch research paper!
The following motto drives me to write: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” ? J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye...I have always wondered what makes this world go round. This book is an endeavour to find the answers to many questions. This collection of essays is very short but they are very close to my heart. I have tried to give insights to the topics that I have covered here.
This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.
Development Essays is a volume of essays written as assignments in class. They are, however more developed and improved in this book so as to present to readers different subjects related to development issues, and not let them die in four walls of a class room. The essays are written in Africa by an African scholar with influence from the continent. There are, however some influence from other parts of the world in some essays, but the major thinking is from the continent. The thoughts range from local to international issues. The local issues are such as social capital amongst the people in Tanzania and Africa as a whole, problem solution of African problems from indigenous people etc. On international stage there are issues such as sovereignty of poor states against rich non states international actors in international relations.
The Great Writing series uses clear explanations and extensive practical activities to help students write great sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Each book contains a wide variety of writing models in carefully selected rhetorical styles that provide pr
Gokhale’s novels are mostly all about women. Her protagonists, like Paro and Priya of Paro: Dreams of Passion, Gods, Graves and Gramother’s Gudiya, Parvati in A Himalayan Love Story, Rachita of The Book of Shadows and Shakuntala in the novel Shakuntala, all have followed the course and concerns of her own life: whether as a little child, adult lady, career oriented or as a married woman.As the intricacy in human relationship is an instrument in developing the self of an individual, a woman has to face discrimination, sense of insecurity, sexual harassment, to which she is exposed everywhere in their world.
Feminism, as adopted in this study, is distinctive in nature as it depicts the concepts of accomodationism and motherism in its attempt to emancipate the female from male subjugation. It is different from Western feminism as it projects gender complementarity and gives room to caring and nurturing of children. This practice makes African feminism to be tagged neutral. Feminism is an attempt by the womenfolk to universally liberate itself from male chauvinism and patriarchy. It aims at making the position of women at home, at work, at school, in the street etc. more challenging to themselves and their menfolk in the social phenomenon.
Dancing the Strong Woman in Malaysia - is the first attempt to illuminate the parallel between the strong woman, feminism and contemporary dance within the Malaysian context. As the image of the strong woman and the presence of feminism in contemporary dance is interestingly examined, this book documents some of the eclectic works/dances of three most prominent Malaysian women choreographers, Marion D’Cruz, Aida Redza and Mew Chang Tsing by exploring the roles that they created for and of women in their dances. The book proclaims that the women choreographers, their dances and the roles of the strong and their stories theorize a female model of development which posits an authentic voice for women. Ultimately, this reflects women’s strengths, women’s determination, women’s authority and women’s empowerment.
To tackle a bundle of resources for writing a research paper is not an easy task for an experienced instructor. Even worse, it is a confusing one for a student who is asked for the first time to write a research paper after studying several courses of essay writing. Writing a research paper needs not to be a frightening task. A research paper may be longer than most of all college essays, but a student will be given more time to complete it. Having a plan for work will make the process go smoothly. Over the years, I have arrived at a time-saving, ten-step, simple strategy for this. The first five steps prepare the student to write and the remaining steps helps in writing the documented paper.This book goes through these steps giving some examples from online resources.
The Longman Essential Activator isn't just useful - it's invaluable, handy, and versatile. From basic words like useful, learn thousands more to expand and vary your vocabulary. Clear definitions and plenty of natural examples help you choose the right word, every time. Write essays that impress. - Learn new words by topic with Word Banks in the colour section. - Check your own writing against model essays on common topics - from Environment to Technology. - Learn how to structure your essays correctly, using the Writing Tips. Longman Writing Coach on CD-ROM. - Extensive guided writing practice with model essays and feedback. - Interactive Grammar and Communication guides help you choose words, phrases, and grammar. - Free complete Longman Active Study Dictionary on the CD-ROM - 45,000 words and phrases give you all the words you need.
This is a comprehensive academic writing skills book that includes authentic readings and a study of grammar. A Writer's Workbook takes advanced-level writing students systematically from reading to writing. Along the way, students read high-interest texts; study the structure of academic essays; grapple with troublesome areas of grammar and writing mechanics; read and analyze student model essays; and write, revise, and edit.
A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights
The second edition of Medical Ethics deals accessibly with a broad range of significant issues in bioethics, and presents the reader with the latest developments. This new edition has been greatly revised and updated, with half of the sections written specifically for this new volume. An accessible introduction for beginners, offering a combination of important established essays and new essays commissioned especially for this volume Greatly revised – half of the selections are new to this edition, including two essays on genetic enhancement and a section on gender, race and culture Includes new material on ethical theory as a grounding for understanding the ethical dimensions of medicine and healthcare Now includes a short story on organ allocation, providing a vivid approach to the issue for readers Provides students with the tools to write their own case study essays An original section on health provides a theoretical context for the succeeding essays Presents a carefully selected set of readings designed to progressively move the reader to competency in subject comprehension and essay writing
Certainly one good way to learn how to write is to follow the example of those who can write well. “You have to read, read, and read” says Walter Ong (1979, as cited in Eschholz, 1980, p. 5). “There is no way to write unless you read, and read a lot” (p. 12). Eschholz (1980) states that in reading, writers see the printed words, the shape and order of sentences, and the texture of paragraphs. He believes that the prose model approach to the teaching of writing holds that writers can develop and improve their writing skills through directed reading. Ferris and Hedgcock (1998, as cited in Abe, 2008) argue that L2 writers have to be exposed to various types of reading material since it is difficult to acquire L2 writing skills by only writing. Similarly, Eschholz (1980) points out that what L2 learners write depends on what they read and they can improve their L2 writing skills by reading. He also argues that given the opportunities to learn rhetorical modes, L2 learners can eventually apply their knowledge about those modes to their writing. . Thus, some researchers believe by model essays, readers can pay attention to the various aspects of TL (e.g., Hyland, 2003; ; Hanaoka, 2007).
When journalist Michael Wilde is commissioned to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica he is prepared for some extraordinary sights. But on a diving expedition in the polar sea he comes across something so extraordinary to be almost unbelievable - a man and woman chained together, deep in the ice. The doomed lovers are brought to the surface but as the ice begins to thaw the scientists discover the unusual contents of the bottles buried behind the pair, and realise they are all in terrible danger...
"Nomadic Subjects" has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, especially the concept of difference within European philosophy and political theory. Rosi Braidotti's creative style vividly renders a productive crisis of modernity. From a feminist perspective, she recasts embodiment, sexual difference, and complex concepts through relations to technology, historical events, and popular culture. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition retains all but two of Braidotti's original essays, including her investigations into epistemology's relation to the "woman question"; feminism and biomedical ethics; European feminism; and the possible relations between American feminism and European politics and philosophy. A new piece integrates Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the "becoming-minoritarian" more deeply into modern democratic thought, and a chapter on methodology explains Braidotti's methods while engaging with her critics. A new introduction muses on Braidotti's provocative legacy.