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How to Edit Your Own Writing

Author: Claire Kehrwald Cook,Modern Language Association of America,Modern Language Association

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395393918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples

Language Maven Strikes Again

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 030780058X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

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Good news! America’s master wordsmith strikes again with a new collection of erudite, witty, provocative, sometimes barbed, frequently hilarious “On Language” columns. Published in The New York Times and syndicated in more than three hundred other newspapers, these opinions from the “Supreme Court of Current English Usage” cover everything from the bottom line on tycoonese and the accesses* of computerese to portmanteau words like televangelist and Draconomics (the language maven’s own plan for our bloated economy). Although Safire makes an admirable case for adverbs and adjectives, advocates of strong verbs will be heartened to hear that he also: pleads for the preservation of the subjunctive mood; delivers, hot off the college campus, the latest lingo in which ‘rents means parents and yesterday’s wimps are today’s squids; decries the brevity-is-next-to-godliness literary school; bids farewell to anxiety (it’s been replaced by trendy stress or swangst); noodles over such weighty geopolitical questions as “when an intercept of a fighter is a buzz”; bemoans the loss of roughage to fiber; and rides herd over the language spoken in Marlboro Country. More good news! Safire again spices his own wit and wisdom with correspondence from Lexicographic irregulars, those zealous readers and letter writers who reply to his columns with praise, scorn, corrections and nitpicks—anything to match wits with Super-maven. If You Could Look It Up and Take My Word for It occupy prominent spots in your bookcase, then Language Maven Strikes Again belongs there too. If they don’t, then begin with this Safire and work your way back. *That’s not a typo—that’s a pun.

Teaching Revising and Editing

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Bruce W. Speck,Dean A. Hinnen,Kathleen Hinnen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279577

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This volume is the only book-length bibliography on the important topic of teaching revising and editing.

How to Be Published

Author: Lynn Morrison

Publisher: Fairlight Books

ISBN: 1912054620

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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Theoretically there has never been a better time to become a published writer. But for anyone looking to venture into today's publishing landscape, it can be a daunting prospect - self-publish? Look for an agent? Go direct to an indie publisher? And what exactly is digital-first publishing? 'How to Be Published' is the first book to offer an unbiased guide to the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, along with all the myriad options in between - helping an author navigate the complex world of publishing and find the best path for them, their book and their writing aspirations.

How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694889

Category: Academic writing

Page: 176

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"An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History, will enable students to get the most from their art history course. Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy." --Book Jacket.

A Step-by-step Guide to Issue-based Writing

Author: Lauren Spencer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404202146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines how issue-based writing can grow from a basic idea to a fully researched story that will included interesting facts, quotes, and anecdotes.

How to Say It, Third Edition

Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029169

Category: Reference

Page: 576

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?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.

Learn To Program with Java SE6

Author: John Smiley


ISBN: 1612740235


Page: N.A

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An Introductory text on Java using the freely downloadable JDK (Java Development Kit). The easiest technical book you'll ever read. Open it up and see for yourself. Join Professor Smiley's Java class as he teaches essential skills in programming, coding and more. Using a student-instructor conversational format, this book starts at the very beginning with crucial programming fundamentals. You'll quickly learn how to identify customer needs so you can create an application that achieves programming objectives---just like experienced programmers. By identifying clear client goals, you'll learn important programming basics---like how computers view input and execute output based on the information they are given---then use those skills to develop real-world applications. Participate in this one-of-a-kind classroom experience and see why Professor Smiley is renowned for making learning fun and easy.

Learn to Program with JavaScript

Author: John Smiley


ISBN: 1847289991


Page: 383

View: 7295


Javascript is a powerful, object-based scripting language;JavaScript programs can be embedded directly in HTML web pages. When combined with the Document Object Model (DOM) defined by a web browser, Javascript allows you to create Dynamic HTML (DHTML) content and interactive client-side web applications. JavaScript syntax is similar to that of other popular programming languages such as C, C++ and Java, which makes it easy to learn for experienced programmers. At the same time, JavaScript is an interpreted scripting language, providing a flexible, forgiving environment in which new programmers can learn. There's no need to buy a JavaScript compiler or interpreter---the JavaScript interpreter is shipped as part of your Internet Browser.