Write in Style

A guide to good English

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Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136742506

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Write in Style is aimed at all for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. All the main styles and grammaticalrules are covered, their sense axplained and vivid examples given of how not to write. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in a friendly and enthusiastic toneand a large part of the book covers specific types of writing, from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.

The Good Grammar Guide

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Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134383282

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Does grammar bother you? Does it first inspire boredom, then fear? Since the virtual removal of formal grammar teaching from our schools' standard curriculum forty years ago, such negative responses have increasingly characterised students and professionals alike. As this lively and user-friendly book sets out to prove, that is both unfortunate and unnecessary. Not only is grammar an enabling servant rather than a tyrannical set of absolute rules: it can also be fun. This light-hearted guide offers extensive coverage of Parts of Speech, Syntax, Inflection and Punctuation, along with a detailed look at common errors and misconceptions. Regular exercises are included, as is a baleful survey of Political Correct usage, whose desire to sanitize and control the way we speak is injurious to grammar, language itself and indeed the way we live now. The aim throughout this book is to reassure and entertain as well as instruct. This handy volume puts an amusing light on grammar, and as such it is guaranteed to banish boredom and fear. The Good Grammar Guide can also be read as a companion to one of Richard Palmer's other publications, Write in Style 2nd Edition, also published in Routledge's Study Guides series.

Introduction to Police Work

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Author: Colin Rogers,Senior Lecturer in Police Studies Colin Rogers,Rhobert Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134039271

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Policing is in a profound period of change, the result of recent government reform, a renewed drive for professionalism as well as the need to adapt to a rapidly changing society. This book provides a highly readable and up to date introduction to the work of the police, exploring what this currently involved and the directions it may be going in. It is designed for student police officers starting their probation and training, students studying public or uniformed service courses in colleges, students taking undergraduate courses in policing and criminal justice, and anybody else who wants to know about policing today. The book describes all the key elements of policing work. The first two parts look at how the police functions as an organization, with chapters devoted to important new areas of crime reduction partnerships and forensic support in investigation and enforcement. The third section covers key aspects of practical police work, with coverage of such challenging areas as anti-social behaviour and terrorism. The book contains a wide range of practical tasks and activities, and links are made throughout to the new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme and National Occupational Standards in Policing.

Successful Study

Skills for Teaching Assistants

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Author: Christine Ritchie,Paul Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134015143

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Specifically written with the needs of teaching assistants who are undertaking the foundation degree in mind, this book clearly explains what is expected from study in Higher Education and how this can be put into practice by including: clear definitions of the key techniques for effective university study; practical activities, handy hints and reflective questions; unique chapters that focus upon exams, essay-writing, revision, portfolios, presentations and displays; and examples based on the experiences of real teaching assistants. Assuming no previous study experience, the easy-to-use approach of this text should be key to the successful study of teaching assistants who are returning to formal academic training after many years.

Getting Straight 'A's

A Student's Guide to Success

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Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415356237

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Provides study tips, quizzes, and self-assessment exercises to help students achieve academic success.

Studying for Success

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Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134304048

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This lively and stimulating book offers an enlightening new approach to effective study. Without minimising the importance of good organisation and hard work, the author stresses throughout that study must and can be fun. Delivered with characteristic humour and wisdom, Richard Palmer updates and reinvigorates a classic, best-selling book with new sections on computers and the internet, as well as chapters covering important areas such as: memory and review essay planning and writing note-taking time management using resources exam techniques and preparation. This is an inspiring, essential read for all students studying for A Levels and undergraduate degrees who want to find the key to achieving success both in coursework and exams.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

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Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

The Basics of English Usage

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Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135226679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Should I say "He is taller than I" or "He is taller than me?" Do you spell it "blond" or "blonde"? If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by questions like these, then this book is for you. A complete pocket guide to the ins and outs of everyday English, The Basics of English Usage will tell you all you need to know about such topics as: correct spelling good grammar and style punctuation and how to use it problem words that everyone gets wrong. Including guides to further reading and online resources, The Basics of English Usage is an indispensable survival guide for anyone wanting to improve their writing and communication.

Überflieger

Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht

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Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405016

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Introducing English Grammar

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Author: Kersti Börjars,Kate Burridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444109871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Answering key questions such as 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all those beginning their study of linguistics, English language or speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis. The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from newspaper articles, non-standard dialects and include excerpts from studies of patients with language difficulties. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and cannot be described using these tools. This new edition has been fully revised in line with recent research. There is a new chapter on World English, a new glossary and a free website with extensive further reading and answers to the exercises, which can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/borjars

Producing for Web 2.0

A Student Guide

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Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134011377

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Praise for the previous edition: 'Gives an excellent insight into the main issues of creating a website and offers a good foundation of knowledge.' – i.net Producing for Web 2.0 is a clear and practical guide to the planning, set up and management of a website in web 2.0. It gives readers an overview of the current technologies available for online communications and shows how to use them for maximum effect when planning a website. Producing for Web 2.0 sets out the practical toolkit needed for web design and content management. It is supported by a regularly updated and comprehensive Companion Website at: www.producingforweb2.com where readers can see examples of programming and demonstrations of concepts discussed in the book, as well as trying things out themselves. Producing for Web 2.0 includes: illustrated examples of good design and content advice on content, maintenance and how to use sites effectively tips on using multimedia, including video, audio, flash, and images a chapter on ethics and internet regulations for journalists and writers tutorials for the main applications used in website design step by step guides to difficult areas with screenshots guides to good practice for all those involved in publishing news online.

Die Blütezeit der Miss Jean Brodie

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Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257609345

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Miss Jean Brodie, charismatische und exzentrische Lehrerin an einer Töchterschule im Edinburgh der Dreißigerjahre, will mit ihren unorthodoxen Lehrmethoden ihre Schülerinnen zu kompromisslos selbständigen und romantischen jungen Damen erziehen. Doch nicht nur damit eckt sie an, sondern auch mit ihrem unstatthaften Liebesleben und ihrer heimlichen Begeisterung für den aufkommenden Faschismus. Sechs Mädchen gehören zur »Brodie-Clique«, deren Leben und Phantasien über Jahre von der Lehrerin beherrscht werden, und eine von ihnen wird Miss Brodie verraten.

Es war einmal

vom Wesen des Volksmärchens

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Author: Max Lüthi

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352520857X

Category: History

Page: 246

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Max Lüthi zeigt uns, dass das Volksmärchen kein isoliertes und kurioses Phänomen, sondern ein spezifischer Bestandteil der gesamten menschlichen Kultur und Hochliteratur ist. "Kein anderer Forscher hat die Verbindungen der Märchenforschung mit der Literaturwissenschaft wieder so eng geknüpft wie er. Vor allem versteht Lüthi, jeden auch noch so einfachen Text nach seinen Leitworten zu befragen und so zu einer wesentlichen Aussage zu gelangen." (Lutz Röhrich). Dennoch wird der Lesegenuss weder durch übertriebene Wissenschaftlichkeit noch durch überspitzte Interpretationen getrübt. Ein Buch, das nicht nur Märchenkenner mitreißen wird.

Was macht der Astronaut, wenn er mal muss?

Eine etwas andere Geschichte der Raumfahrt

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Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499627903

Category:

Page: 396

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Wenn es beim äMüssenä mal daneben geht, 14 Tage bei minimaler Hygiene im Raumanzug, seltsam anmutende Stresstests wie das Falten von Kranichen, Flüge im äKotzbomberä, Belastungstests an lebenden und toten Objekten u.a.: salopper und oft ironischer Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hochglanzraumfahrt.

Brave New Brain

Geist - Gehirn - Genom

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Author: Nancy C. Andreasen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559514

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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Nancy Andreasen, führende Neurowissenschaftlerin, Herausgeberin des angesehenen American Journal of Psychiatry und ausgezeichnet mit der National Medal of Science, zeigt uns in ihrem neuen Buch die Zusammenhänge zwischen Gehirn und Genom. Dank modernster Methoden und Entdeckungen in Neurowissenschaften und Molekularbiologie wissen Forscher mehr denn je über die Funktionen des Gehirns. Die Autorin beschreibt auf faszinierende und verständliche Weise, wie alles zusammenhängt - von Milliarden kleinster Neuronen im Thalamus bis hin zur moralischen Kontrollinstanz im präfrontalen Kortex. Sie erklärt die Entschlüsselung des Genoms, dessen 30000-40000 Gene fast alle in irgendeiner Form in unserem Gehirn aktiv sind. In fesselnden Geschichten beleuchtet sie aber auch, wie sich psychische Störungen entwickeln und welche Auswirkungen sie auf Patienten und Angehörige haben. Nancy Andreasen gelingt der Brückenschlag zwischen hochkomplexen Inhalten und spannender Lektüre.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".