Writing to Win

The Legal Writer

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Author: Steven D. Stark

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307888746

Category: Law

Page: 320

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From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins. Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as Writing to Win. From the Trade Paperback edition.

IT Project Proposals

Writing to Win

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Author: Paul Coombs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Whether responding to tender from a potential client or pitching a new IT project to the Board, a well-written proposal can be the difference between success and failure. IT Project Proposals: Writing to Win can help you to create high quality, persuasive proposals that will stand out from the crowd. The author explains how to determine the reader's basis of decision and the writer's unique selling points. It discusses the structuring of documents, the secrets behind persuasive writing, and the basic grammar and punctuation rules that will prevent writers from destroying a good argument through bad presentation. Case studies and numerous examples show how the techniques described can be used in real-life situations. The book also introduces an automated questionnaire allowing any IT proposal to be reviewed and rated. Written for IT managers, consultants and anyone else producing internal or commercial proposals promoting software products or services.

Persuasive Business Proposals

Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts

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Author: Tom Sant

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Writing a winning proposal has always been an important part of sales. In recent years it has become vital. But many companies are still cranking out confusing, unpersuasive proposals and RFPs-few of which result in new clients or contracts. Now everyone can dramatically boost their success rate with the third edition of Persuasive Business Proposals. This classic guide explains how to craft compelling messages and powerful proposals that attract prospects' attention and speak to their needs. The new edition includes more valuable information than ever before, including: * Essential questions for qualifying opportunities * Ways to "power up" cover letters and executive summaries * Advice for overcoming "value paranoia" * Guidelines for incorporating proof into a proposal * Tips for winning renewal contracts. Most people find proposal writing to be tedious and time-consuming-and their documents show it. With clear instructions as well as before-and-after samples, Persuasive Business Proposals takes readers step-by-step through a highly effective process for writing customized packages that capture new business.

Law School Exams

Preparing and Writing to Win

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Author: Charles R. Calleros

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454834277

Category: Law

Page: 160

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Recognizing that law students operate under severe time constraints, Professor Calleros employs a reassuring, accessible style that makes points quickly and clearly. Starting with creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts, the author introduces students to new concepts by analogy and then advances to more complex legal examples. Exercises and practice exams, with a focus on essay questions and model answers, help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, plan strategies, and organize their efforts. Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win offers techniques for maximizing scores on several types of essay questions, as well as on multiple-choice and other questions. Exam anxiety is tackled by a helpful, positive perspective: the right amount of stress can serve as a motivator. Students get help in reducing anxiety to a productive level by learning how to place exams into proper perspective. Stress-management techniques are introduced, including, stretching, meditation, and listening to motivational music. The Second Edition introduces new sample flow charts into the presentation, and additional examples, questions, and sample answers appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win: --accessible, reassuring style o points are clear and concise for students under severe time constraints --creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts o introduces students to new concepts by analogy o then advances to more complex legal examples --exercises and practice exams organize student's effort o identify strengths and weaknesses o focus on essay questions and model answers o help plan strategies --addresses techniques for maximizing scores o several types of essay questions o multiple-choice and other objective questions --tackles exam anxiety o helps students understand that a small degree of anxiety can motivate o shows how to reduce anxiety to a productive level --place exams into proper perspective --prepare thoroughly --adopt stress-management techniques: stretching, meditation, motivational music

Proposal Writing to Win Federal Government and National Laboratory Contracts - Revised First Edition

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Author: Joseph Robert Jablonski

Publisher: Technical Management Consortium

ISBN: 9781878821126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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Jablonski introduces readers to a realistic, achievable process for writing winning, competitive proposals to secure contracts with any agency of the federal government and national laboratories.

Writing to Win Federal Grants

A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox

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Author: Cheryl L. Kester,Karen L. Cassidy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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"This step-by-step guide is useful to both the novice and the seasoned writer. It's helpful hints, checklists, and progressive descriptions bring clarity and logic to a process that challenges even the best professionals."--Cover page [4].

Writing Grant Proposals That Win

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Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449675786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Writing Grant Proposals That Win, Fourth Edition offers step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals. It offers practical guidance on how to: ? Express the need for the project. ? Describe objectives and activities. ? Outline an evaluation plan. ? Create a workable project budget. The Fourth Edition is a thorough update with all new charts, graphs, tables, and figures; as well as new examples and coverage of current topics. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how reviewers function and what they are looking for in proposal sections, in addition to what is needed to maximize every aspect of the proposal. The text is loaded with useful tips that will enable your students to hit the ground running, including how to assess a program announcement and ensure each requirement is addressed; condense your entire proposal into a brief but compelling abstract; determine what appendices to include (and in what form) for maximum impact; adequately describe project dissemination and continuation plans; use technology -- including desktop publishing, graphics, color, and spreadsheets for budget development -- to enhance your proposals; and structure your proposal to increase your chance of winning.

Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards, NEW EXPANDED EDITION

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Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557023254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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John Howard Reid (a well-known author with over 50 years experience in writing and publishing) is Chief Judge of three annual literary events: The Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest, the Tom Howard Poetry Contest, and the Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse. These long-established, prestigious writing competitions each offer cash prizes totally $5,350. In "Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS", John Reid tells every aspiring author how to achieve success. To research this book, he entered no less than eighty writing contests himself. His entries won prizes, or were short-listed, at least 27 times. That's better than a one-in-three success rate. "I would easily have achieved a one-in-two success rate if I had only entered the RIGHT contests," Reid declares. "I entered some of them merely to prove my theories or simply to obtain Judges' Reports." In this book, John Howard Reid will tell YOU how to select the RIGHT contests for YOUR essays, short stories and poems.

Writing Grant Proposals That Win

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Author: Phale D. Hale

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834217621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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This bestseller keeps getting better! The author gives you step-by-step instructions and clear examples of how to write winning grant proposals.

Empowering Students to Write and Re-write

Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

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Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317924320

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples. Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards. Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide. Teachers will help their students: Self-assess their progress with accuracy Revise partial and whole drafts Kindle their innate writing abilities Cultivate a mindset for revision “This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year

Writer's Workshop for the Common Core

A Step-by-Step Guide

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Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317925122

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements: The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing; The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example; Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes; Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS); Student self-assessment rubrics. The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.

Grant Writing For Dummies

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Author: Beverly A. Browning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118856503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Learn to: Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for grants Find the most current public and private sector grant opportunities Create strong statements of need Submit applications that meet funders’ expectations Your comprehensive guide to finding and winning grant monies Grant writing can be quite daunting, but this complete guide provides you with everything you need to get started with your application right away! Use this resource, including new and updated material, to move through the entire grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources. Grant writing 101 — get an easy-to-understand introduction to the ins and outs of grants, including who funds them and how to receive them Know what funders want — discover the many grant-making organizations throughout the world and how to tailor your message to what your prospects expect Tug on reviewers’ heartstrings — find out how to tell your story so peer reviewers award your application the maximum number of points The write stuff — explore writing techniques to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding Go online and find templates for request letters, executive summaries, logic models, budget summary tables, and more Open the book and find: How to connect with grant-making agencies What goes into a grant submission How to build a great funding plan An overview of the peer review process A helpful checklist to make sure all the pieces are in place How to navigate federal grant websites Compelling words to use in applications Advice on requesting matching funds and other items

Heads You Win

An Easy Guide to Better Headline and Caption Writing

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Author: Paul LaRocque

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780972993708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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A step-by-step guide to writing better headlines and captions.

Bestseller Metrics

How to Win the Novel Writing Game

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Author: Elaine Ash

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546524885

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 206

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What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it's not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose-it's structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most. You'll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment. You'll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes. Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today. "It's 'Moneyball' for novelists." -Dan Kelly, editing client & 18-yr Warner Bros. veteran "This is one of the most enlightening books on writing I've read, and I've read a lot of them." -Rochelle Staab, President, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles; Murder in Mind mysteries "Bestseller Metrics codifies insights that I have been groping toward in the dark for years." -Albert Tucher, Principal Librarian, Newark Public Library Discover secrets of:Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn

The Dream Book

An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women

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Author: Helen Barolini

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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Drawing on rare sources and archival material, Helen Barolini has here collected 56 works by Italian American women writers. The volume features: prose, poetry, one play and a large section of fiction.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

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Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Writing a Business Plan

FT Essential Guide ePub eBook: How to win backing to start up or grow your business

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Author: Vaughan Evans

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273758497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Whether you seek financial backing or board consent, this book will give you the critical knowledge you need to get the go-ahead. Written by a seasoned practitioner with years of experience in both writing and evaluating business plans for funding, it will help you formulate a coherent, consistent and convincing business plan with your backer’s needs in mind. Follow its guidance and your plan will have every chance of winning the backing you need for your business to succeed. FT ESSENTIAL GUIDES: THE KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT

Writing, Reading, and Research

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Author: Richard Veit,Christopher Gould

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547191049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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Broadening the traditional notion of undergraduate research, this English composition text thoroughly covers the skills essential for developing a research paper: analytical reading, synthesizing, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Presenting the process of research in a practical sequence, the authors illustrate each stage of the process with examples of student and professional writing. Using a flexible and goal-oriented approach, the authors integrate coverage of writing, reading, and research with topical, interdisciplinary readings and a supportive research handbook. Unlike comparable books, Veit and Gould’s WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH, Eighth Edition leads off with a sample student paper in the first chapter, providing a foundation for students as they progress through each step of the research and writing process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

How to win backing to start up or grow your business

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Author: Vaughan Evans

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292085169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 1942

In one engaging, outcome-oriented book, The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan gives you: The essential knowledge you need to write a winning business plan – quickly and without fuss Guidance on how to focus throughout on the plan’s purpose – to win backing Samples of what a good plan looks like, so you can benchmark your own as you write it Checklists, tips, examples and milestones to ensure you’re on target Prompts to reflect on, evaluate and learn from your experience With advice that’s instantly applicable, whether your business is a start-up or a more established company looking to grow, this is the one guide you need to create a credible and persuasive plan.