The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

Author: Christopher K. Passante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 4116

Never has the world of journalism been so explosive, so global, and so competitive. Forget hourly news flashes; we live in a world of 24-hour breaking news with radio and TV stations and Internet sites updating stories by the minute and newspapers adjusting to stay fresh, in-depth, and relevant. While the number of newspapers and TV and radio stations has dropped over the last half century in the United States, instant, free-access Internet news portals have grown precipitously to not only fill any gaps in coverage but to force Big Media to change its game plans or risk losing readership. But in no way does this suggest any aspect of journalism is heading for the garbage heap-especially newspapers. Never before have Americans been so engaged in their world, and many mediums are needed to satiate that collective appetite for knowledge.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

Author: George Musser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577026

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 7392

Looks at the scientific concepts and principles behind a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that can explain everything from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole, and their implications for the world of science as a whole. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Difficult Conversations

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062612X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3795

How to tackle sensitive subjects. Covering both professional and personal situations, this guide examines ways to approach and handle conversations that are often put off or avoided altogether. The most comprehensive book of its kind, it provides all the information you need to approach difficult conversations with confidence, avoid blaming, overcome defensiveness, and make better decisions. -The only book on the market covering difficult conversations in both the workplace and one's personal life -Can be read cover to cover or used as a quick reference guide -Reviewed and approved by the Program Chair of Organizational Communication at Franklin University and former professor of Applied Linguistics at Harvard University

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Science Fair Projects

Author: Nancy K. O'Leary,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 343

View: 8985

Explains what the scientific method is and gives step-by-step directions for more than 50 projects and experiments using everyday items, for everyone from beginners to advanced students.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615642986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4917

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing

Author: Sarah Fisher,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 567

The keys to financial success and security are just one book away. Investing in the equity or stock market has never been riskier - or more profitable. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Stock Investing, veteran Certified Financial Planner Sarah Young Fisher and business writer Susan Shelly lead the novice investor through the often confusing process of investing in the stock market, helping him or her think like a veteran trader. ? Written with the recent market in mind, this book will give strategies that apply to today's investors.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Into Top Colleges

Author: Marna Atkin,Ian R. Leslie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578979

Category: Study Aids

Page: 299

View: 2057

A reference for students and parents on how to gain acceptance into Ivy League and other selective schools includes sample essays, recommendations forms, and advice on what admissions officers actually take into consideration.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boosting Employee Performance

Author: Marc Dorio,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6283

Keep workers working-and happy. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Boosting Employee Performance is the most current and comprehensive guide for managers seeking to get the most out of their employees and build lasting relationships that will help them grow their business. Includes the newest and most powerful tools to keep employees doing their best, including ideas on keeping morale high when business is tough, avoiding stagnant work habits and routines, energizing employees about their job, how to retain the best employees, and much more. ? Practical tips on maintaining clear communication between managers and staff, offering the right incentives, and inspiring teamwork ? Includes insightful anecdotes from real life

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

Author: Gail Selinger,W. Thomas Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592573769

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 5751

Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. From Treasure Islandto the bestselling novels of Patrick O'Brien and his pirate hunts, to the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, the appetite for pirates and their colourful history continues to grow. Hundreds of societies in U.S. ports re-enact famous pirate battles, web sites sell all manner of pirate paraphernalia and antiques, and chat rooms draw enthusiasts both young and not so young. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piratesis the first and only series book that gives readers a comprehensive, authoritative, yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands on the high seas. Complete with illustrations of ships, weapons, and booty, it offers contemporary portraits of such infamous men and women as Captain Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain William Kidd, and Jean LaFitte.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASCAR

Author: Brian Tarcy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4407

The almanac that puts the pedal to the metal. For anyone new to the world of racing or hardcore fans looking for a comprehensive overview, this is the only book necessary. Chronicling the complete history of NASCAR®, as well as its controversies, this almanac-filled with fun facts, trivia, and stats-is the perfect guide for its millions of fans. * NASCAR® is America's #1 spectator sport with 75 million fans * Identifies leagues, top drivers, strategies, scoring systems, rule changes, and terms * Includes a four-color insert * Easy-to-use almanac-style format * Published just in time for the 2008 racing season

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution

Author: Tim Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576272

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 8152

Introduces the Constitution of the United States, discussing topics such as its history and formation, the significance of the Bill of Rights and other amendments, and how it has been interpreted in the past and present.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History

Author: Lynda Rutledge Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028636443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

View: 8921

Provides advice on how to research and document one's family history, including preserving oral histories, learning about female ancestors, and navigating genealogical resources, and suggests various ways of presenting one's discoveries.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Mormonism

Author: Drew Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644912

Category: Religion

Page: 313

View: 3074

Highlights the history, traditions, and religious practices of Mormonism, and shows how the group's lifestyle is received by mainstream society.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia

Author: Jerry Capeci

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642253

Category: True Crime

Page: 343

View: 6884

Presents the complete idiot's guide to understanding the Mafia and provides an inside look into organized crime, their rules, and major events in Mafia history as well as information on notable men such as Jimmy Hoffa, Al Capone, and the Genovese family.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028639970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

View: 5051

Defines over 1,000 words in subject areas such as people, computers, business, law, culture, and government, as well as foreign terms and new words.

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

Getting Your Foot in the Publisher's Door

Author: Leonard Goss,Don Aycock

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805432640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

View: 8866

An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.

Idiot's Guides: Grammar and Style

Author: Mark Peters PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644504

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 2386

Writing and speaking with correct grammar and style is the key to getting ahead in business and life. For many, however, mastering the details of grammar is a slow and painful process. The Idiot's Guide®: Grammar and Style makes learning and using proper grammar clear and easy. In this book, readers get: Clear, no-nonsense explanations and examples that make learning the finer points of English grammar easy. An easy way to remember the parts of speech-including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections-and how to assemble them into clear clauses, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. Help with the mechanics of writing, including proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Tips on avoiding and fixing the most common errors. Plentiful in-book exercises to reinforce learning for each topic. A review of the various references and style guides available and how and when to use them. A thorough guide to writing with clarity and conciseness, which gives more impact to letters, emails, and other documents.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wellness

Author: Patricia Burkhart Smith,Muriel MacFarlane,Eugene Kalnitsky

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780028643434

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 5590

Provides information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle covering such topics as exercise, nutrition, stress management, vitamins and minerals, sleep, and medical checkups.