The Writers at Work series prepares ESL students to tackle academic essay writing. This book teaches the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students. In Writers at Work: The Essay, students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level. Each chapter uses a five-step approach in which students brainstorm ideas, write a first draft, revise their work following peer feedback, and share their finished work.
In the form of an exploratory essay, this book outlines historical and current thinking and scholarship about nonhuman consciousness and cognition, new anthropological understandings of animist worldviews, and discussions of the attribution of selves to animal characters in juvenile literature in order to paint a picture in broad strokes of what animal selves may be and how we may already know them.
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.
Полный вариант заголовка: «An essay on medals : Vol. 2 : or, an introduction to the knowledge of ancient and modern coins and medals, especially those of Greece, Rome, and Britain : in 2 volumes / by John Pinkerton».
Полный вариант заголовка: «An essay on medals : Vol. 1 : or, an introduction to the knowledge of ancient and modern coins and medals, especially those of Greece, Rome, and Britain : in 2 volumes / by John Pinkerton».
This handy guide takes students through the complete process from what to do before they begin, to using feedback constructively for their next essay. Clearly and well-presented, it includes lively illustrations and now a new chapter on being critical in your essays.
This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
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.
Book Title: Analysis of errors in the use of English Verbs in secondary school student Essay. Sub – Title: “Error Analysis in Essay Writing”. Blurb: The book, titled “ An analysis of errors in the use of English verbs in secondary school students’ essay” analysed the various types of errors in the use of English verbs in senior secondary students' essay in Abuja Area Councils.The English verbs are seen as the most problematic part of speech and important elements of a sentence. The second language learners encounter difficulties while using them in sentence constructions. It also reviews some literature related to verb errors. It presents the method of data analysis, data presentation and interpretation.
The cinematic essay, also known as the essay film, is an extension of the documentary genre which replaces the impossible task of objectivity with a more subjective, argumentative approach. Until the recent growth in digital technology, which has decreased the financial burden associated with the cost of film stock and other aspects of production, essayistic cinema was mostly created by professional filmmakers, who approach thesis-driven arguments through a visual medium to achieve what documentary pioneer John Grierson described as “the creative treatment of actuality” (Winston, 19). Yet in recent years the development of digital cameras and editing equipment has made it possible for amateur filmmakers, including those involved in academia, to craft essay films with the same efficiency and quality of their professional predecessors.
That climate change is an important issue these days is hardly a controversial statement, as a citizen of a western democracy I am encouraged to be ‘climate smart''. But is that a real solution to a complex issue? In this essay three major actors on the global climate change arena are investigated in relation to each other: Social movements, scientific perspective (IPCC) and policymakers (UN). The idea which inspired this essay was the notion that the policy decided upon by the world leaders during the climate summit in Copenhagen, Cop15, would stand further from the scientific view of climate change in relation to sustainable development than what the social movements'' demands are. Furthermore, this essay has a didactic perspective and aim to illuminate how the climate change issue can be used within the school subject social studies. Despite that there was no deal part the this essay shows that social movements have a close, but critical relationship towards both world leaders and politicians and to the scientific view of climate change, and is of interest to anyone who would like to understand the climate change issue from different perspectives.
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document.
This book equips the reader with research writing procedures from proposal stage to the report writing. The book enables the reader to know what to be written, where to write and how to write in all chapters of a research report. The book will take the reader through from identification of the research problem, defining research problem, purpose and specific objectives or hypotheses and review of literature both what to be reviewed and how to review. It also gives knowledge on what to be written under methodology chapter and how to write it and analyze to ensure that the methods used are able to answer the research questions and achieve the objectives of the study. Results findings presentation after analysis is also shown in this manual to enable the reader to know what to be presented and how to present to enable easy interpretations of results. Finally the text explains what to be written and how to write it in the conclusion and recommendation chapters are explained.
How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground.Whether you already write poems, you've never written before, or you're not even sure what a poem is - this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry.Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!
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 latest in our popular Q&A a Day series does for writers, wordsmiths, and bibliophiles what Q&A a Day for Creatives did for visual thinkers. Each page features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing. Prompts run from the observational "Describe in loving detail an object in your field of vision that others might overlook." to creative writing exercises "Write an opening sentence in the style of one of your favorite authors."
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.
This is a brilliant noir farce, a dystopian vision and the story of an obsession. Michael is a lonely, rather pathetic writer, obsessed by the film, WHAT A CARVE UP! in which a mad knifeman cuts his way through the inhabitants of a decrepit stately pile as the thunder rages. Inexplicably, Michael is commissioned to write the family history of the Winshaws, an upper class Yorkshire clan whose members have a finger in every establishment pie. But as a murderous maniac stalks the family, Michael realizes that his favourite film is coming true.
Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering—and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage. What are «holistic», «contextualized», and «legacy» admissions—and how each can work for you. How some schools count «demonstrated interest»—and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between «need-» and «merit-based» aid. What it means when colleges say they meet «100% of demonstrated financial aid» and what «loan-free» means. When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the «wait list»—and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?
The personal essay has never been more popular, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling breathing new life into the genre. This innovative guide to crafting modern personal essays and creative nonfiction came about when acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore solicited playful writing questions from today's top writers. He then penned witty responses in the format of a "Dear Sugar"-style advice column, illustrating each response with an original, humorous sample essay. In chapter 1, Phillip Lopate asks, "I am curious how you deal honestly with male-female relations in general and specifically your past girlfriends on the page without coming off as a male chauvinist pig," and Mister Essay Writer Guy pens a sage response and example essay dishing--respectfully--on all his exes. Cheryl Strayed asks for advice about her em-dash addiction, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must become an alcoholic, Judith Kitchen looks for an excuse to exaggerate the truth to make it more interesting, and so on. Filled with modern examples of the creative forms nonfiction can take--including scribbled cocktail napkins, Facebook posts, and Google Map pins--this gifty little book is a hilarious relief for all essayists, memoirists, and creative nonfiction writers in distress.
Enrol in Hero Training class with Dexter and Daring Charming, and write your own destiny! If you were preparing to be a professional rescuer, what skills would you need to learn? What if princesses were allowed to joust? Flip the script in this hexcellent activity book!
Developing Deontology consists of six new essays in ethical theory by leading contemporary moral philosophers. Each essay considers concepts prominent in the development of deontological approaches to ethics, and these essays offer an invaluable contribution to that development. Essays are contributed by Michael Smith, Philip Stratton-Lake, Ralph Wedgewood, David Owens, Peter Vallentyne, and Elizabeth Harman – all leading contemporary moral philosophers Each essay offers an original and previously unpublished contribution to the subject A significant addition to the field for anyone with an interest in the development of deontology The collection is edited by a leading philosophical scholar
At some point in university study, you may be asked to review the literature on a certain subject, a particular area, an assignment, or part of a research. You may realize that you have not been trained for this academic writing style, and you would be asking questions such as: What is this? Why do I have to write it? What does the supervivor/teacher/examinator expect from me? How do I get start? What are the rules? How do I come to a qualified work? And what kinds of mistake should I avoid? etc. ALL of the answers are available here in this book.
This essay centers on the poet Jacques Roubaud, and his mnemonic reworking of Marcel Proust' Remembrance of things past, the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and medieval Japanese poetics. It brings to light an implicit, formerly hidden meaning in Roubaud’s work. His books of poems show how our author casts the issue of self-definition in discourse as a response to one of the central paradoxes regarding language and social interaction, exemplified in Ludwig Wittgenstein’s private language argument. In Roubaud’s six-volume prose, he affirms that he suspended the use of poetic memory, which is an experimental renunciation of poetic language in order to explore what happens to written truth when private lyricism is absent. If one forsakes the poetic function of language, meanings that inform other types of writing degenerate and die, thus remaining as mere chatter, or the tautology of everyday life.
One of the two most powerful states in the world, China continues to be seen as a mystery even after decades of an open door. How does China work, what does it want, why does it want it, and what does its rise to global power mean for the rest of the world? As the twenty-first century looks set to be the stage for a battle about competing geopolitical ideals, these are urgent questions for everyone with an interest in what the future might bring. Epic in scope, this is the story of how China became the state it is today and how its worldview is based on what has gone before. Weaving together inspirations, ideas, wars and dreams to reveal the heart of what it means to be Chinese and how the past impacts on the present. Despite decades of a relatively open door relationship with the rest of the world, China is still a mystery to many outside it. A world of its own, China isboth a microcosm and an amplification of questions and events in the wider world. China's story offers us an opportunity to hold a mirror to ourselves: to our own assumptions, to our values, and to our ideas about the most important question of all: what it means to be human in the world of the state.
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens
Writing is a valuable skill to any scholar, especially in English Language. The structure of the written text is an aspect of the language, which cannot be downplayed in regard to the learners’ ability to write. Essay writing has traditionally been regarded as a difficult skill in the English Language. This book provides information that will enhance the learners ability in composition writing by examining the aspects of textuality which go beyond common errors; spelling, overgeneralization, subject- verb agreement,sentence construction, word order, tense agreement and misuse of vocabulary. The book will be useful to teachers of composition writing, the students themselves and scholars interested in the art of writing.
Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2015 Edition, provides students with comprehensive topic reviews of all AP Biology subjects, from photosynthesis to genetics to evolution. It also includes strategies for all AP Biology question types, including grid-in and short free response questions, and contains detailed guidance on how to write a topical, cohesive, point-winning essay.