Writing Clearly

Grammar for Editing
Author: Janet Lane,Ellen Lange
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781111351977
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 354
View: 375
The third edition of Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing helps students become independent self-editors through thorough error analysis. Focusing on the fifteen most common areas of difficulties for English language learners, this definitive guide offers clear grammar explanations, self-help strategies, and additional exercises for practice.

Writing Clearly

An Editing Guide
Author: Janet Lane,Ellen Lange
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9780838409497
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 294
View: 3483
CNN video activity and writing topics designed as supplementary material to a writing topic.

Think about Editing

A Grammar Editing Guide for ESL Writers
Author: Allen Ascher
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 334
View: 6571
Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.

Contemporary Editing

Author: Cecilia Friend,Don Challenger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135941343
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
View: 9923
Contemporary Editing offers journalism students a forward-looking introduction to news editing, providing instruction on traditional newsroom conventions along with a focus on emerging news platforms. This comprehensive text provides students with a strong understanding of everything an editor does, addressing essential copy editing fundamentals such as grammar and style; editorial decision making; photo editing, information graphics, and page design; and new media approaches to storytelling. Throughout, the book focuses on how "the editor’s attitude"—a keen awareness of news values, ethics, and audience—comes into play in all facets of news editing. This new edition offers expanded coverage of web publishing and mobile media, giving students solid editing skills for today’s evolving media and news forums. Features of the Third Edition: -Editing 2.0 boxes discuss the impact of digital technology and social media on editing. -Coverage of grammar problems and a new chapter on working with numbers provide students with a strong grasp of math and grammar, which are the underpinnings for all writing and editing. -An emphasis on editing for brevity prepares students to write and edit clearly and briefly, for print and for the web. -A chapter on the art of headline writing guides students through one of the editor’s most important tasks, and introduces the task of search engine optimization. -Examples of ethics and legal situations show students how issues arise in even the most basic stories, and how to address them. -Online exercises present additional practice for students, without needing to purchase a workbook.

Grammar of the Edit

Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351803549
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 308
View: 4590
Tell more effective visual stories by learning the "grammar" of cinematic language with this elegant, accessible reference. The fourth edition of Grammar of the Edit gives you the answers to the all-important questions of when to cut and why, and teaches readers the principles behind transitions, editing for continuity, selecting the best shots, editing sound, color correction, and more. Designed as an easy-to-use guide, Grammar of the Edit presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating key concepts, practical exercises and quiz questions, and is a staple of any filmmaker’s library. New to the fourth edition: An expanded companion website offering downloadable and editable raw footage so that students can practice the techniques described in the book, and instructional videos showcasing examples of different editing choices and types of shot transitions. New and expanded quiz questions and practical exercises at the end of each chapter help test readers on their knowledge using real-world scenarios. Updated topic discussions, explanations, illustrations and visual examples. An all-new chapter on Sound resources in filmmaking and Audio Editing guidelines. Together with its companion volume, Grammar of the Shot, the core concepts discussed in these books offer concise and practical resources for both experienced and aspiring filmmakers.

Grammar of the Shot

Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240526015
Page: 295
View: 2504
Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of shooting motion pictures--timeless information that will improve your work * The companion website offers video instruction and examples to bring the book's lessons to life * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition these books are exactly what the beginning filmmaker needs New to this edition: * A full chapter devoted to lighting * More script coverage, complete with a sample script * Suggested exercises and projects for you to practice your skills * End-of-chapter quizzes to test your grasp of key concepts * New visual examples

The Complete Plain Words

Author: Ernest Gowers
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567922035
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 8951
This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation, superfluous words, the overuse or misuse of words, sexist language and the ground rules of grammar.

Scientific English

A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals, Third Edition
Author: Robert A. Day,Nancy Sakaduski,Nancy Day
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391734
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 225
View: 4395
This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language. * Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts * Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book * Incorporates a wide variety of quotations to provide humor, make points, or reinforce key concepts * Includes an entire chapter on electronic media as well as new material on self-editing

Academic Word Power 2

Author: Celia Thompson,Donna Obenda
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618397693
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 127
View: 2111
Each book in Academic Word Power 1-4 focuses on 140 word families from the Academic Word List, allowing instructors to take the guesswork out of choosing which vocabulary words are most necessary to propel ESL, Developmental English, and high school students toward success reading college textbooks.

Writing Power 1

Author: Karen Lourie Blanchard
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132314848
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
View: 426
Writing Power 1 is designed to meet the needs of students in intensive English and pre-college programs, college bridge programs, or college or university classes. The focus is on basic skills for successful written communication in and outside the classroom. Writing Power 1 is intended for students at the beginning to high-beginning level.

English Grammar

A University Course
Author: Angela Downing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317610970
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 530
View: 9126
This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language, whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical or technical explanations. Divided into 12 self-contained chapters based around language functions, each chapter is divided into units of class-length material. Key features include: Numerous authentic texts from a wide range of sources, both spoken and written, which exemplify the grammatical description. Clear chapter and module summaries enable efficient class preparation and student revision. Extensive exercises with a comprehensive answer key. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new texts, a more user-friendly layout, more American English examples and a companion website, providing extra tasks, a glossary and a teachers‘ guide. This is the essential coursebook and reference work for all native and non-native students of English grammar on English language and linguistics courses.

Editing Academic Texts

Verb Form
Author: Catherine Coleman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999075609
Page: 223
View: 3407
The multi-volume GramEd Series Editing Academic Texts offers students a unique textbook experience in Coleman's Classroom with Mrs. C. It is designed to support both classroom curriculum and individual study. Students learn practical editing techniques and execute extensive practice through correcting specific grammatical features in college-level paragraphs while reviewing grammar mini- lessons, building academic vocabulary, and reading exemplar text. Advanced Verb Form is designed for advanced ESL or developmental English writers one or two course-levels below College Writing or Freshman Composition to develop their sight recognition and error correction of English verb forms in academic collegiate writing. Features -Three causes for grammar errors with five specific editing strategies to resolve them -Forty-five grammar review charts and example boxes -Fifty-three argumentative, summary, and summary-response paragraph edits covering academic articles, poems and plays, novels and short stories, and non-fiction narratives -Three hundred and twenty - five plus Academic Word List vocabulary The GramEd Series in Editing Academic Texts empowers students to take charge of their own language usage and become better English writers by demystifying the editing and writing experience with specific strategies and focused practice.

The Write Start: Sentences to Paragraphs with Professional and Student Readings

Author: Gayle Feng-Checkett,Lawrence Checkett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111350272
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 512
View: 6654
With its flexible and effective organization, varied and focused practices, and interesting writing assignments, THE WRITE START: SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS WITH PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT READINGS, 5TH EDITION combines writing and grammar instruction to help students build the core skills necessary for becoming effective writers. English as a Second Language pedagogy, from which all developing writers can benefit, informs the entire text. This new edition has been reorganized to better reflect the way that instructors teach the material; combining chapters was a logical and sensible strategy and will enhance the texts navigability. Exercises on sentence fragments and sentence combining have been added, as have new timely and thought-provoking professional and student readings, self-assessment questionnaires, and end-of-chapter Writing Opportunities that encourage students to see themselves as experts who will use writing in their careers. NEW! Icons to represent building block approach to learning sentence and paragraph skills NEW! Additional exercises which focus on the common English grammar errors NEW! Fleisch-Kincaid reading levels included in the Annotated Instruction Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Canadian Style

A Guide to Writing and Editing
Author: Public Works and Government Services Canada Translation Bureau,Dundurn Press Limited
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554883172
Category: Reference
Page: 312
View: 3004
The revised edition of The Canadian Style is an indispensable language guide for editors, copywriters, students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, secretaries and business people – in fact, anyone writing in the English language in Canada today. It provides concise, up-to-date answers to a host of questions on abbreviations, hyphenation, spelling, the use of capital letters, punctuation and frequently misused or confused words. It deals with letter, memo and report formats, notes, indexes and bibliographies, and geographical names. It also gives techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents and avoiding stereotyping in communications. There is even an appendix on how to present French words in an English text.

Cultures in Contrast

Student Life at U.S. Colleges and Universities
Author: Myra Shulman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ELT
Category: Education
Page: 243
View: 7796
Cultures in Contrast is designed for students who are entering college or university life in the 21st century. It provides challenging readings and comprehension questions in every unit, accompanied by updated suggested films and additional readings. In each unit, students move from a general exploration of their beliefs to an analysis of a case study, a discussion of readings, and finally a specific choice of a coping strategy for a hypothetical dilemma. The case studies and readings, while providing various perspectives on life in the United States, are also meant to strengthen students’ cultural self-awareness. The second edition features a new unit on binge drinking, which has been added to recognize one of the most serious problems on college campuses today. Today, more than ever, students on college campuses are expected to have a sensitivity to and respect for diversity as well as a heightened awareness of individual rights and responsibilities. This text attempts to prepare students for this academic environment. Cultures in Contrast offers these students a means for analyzing and evaluating the complex social and moral issues that young adults throughout the world have to deal with.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 6431
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Writing at University

A Guide for Students
Author: Phyllis Creme,Mary Rosalind Lea
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235476
Category: Education
Page: 234
View: 3741
Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book. The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students. This edition includes new sections on: Making an argument and persuading your reader Using sources creatively Avoiding plagiarism Writing online Further sources of information about academic writing Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.

Writing Clearly

A Self-Teaching Guide
Author: Dawn Sova
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471649252
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 512
Improve your writing skills at your own pace How do you target a specific audience in writing? What makes up a strong thesis statement? Is there a trick to maintaining clear communication in cyberspace? How do you achieve unity and coherence in a final draft? With Writing Clearly: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of communicating effectively through the written word. Each chapter in this hands-on guide focuses on key steps in the writing process, identifying the shared and differing skills demanded by each type of writing, be it a persuasive essay, a business letter, or a scientific report. The straightforward, structured format of Writing Clearly makes it fully accessible, providing an easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview for everyone-from students beginning to build skills, to adults looking to improve their writing, to the experienced writer hoping to further hone skills in a certain area. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Writing Clearly allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to develop or improve his or her basic writing skills.

Writing Good Sentences

Author: Claude W. Faulkner
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780023364709
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 291
View: 8358