Essaying the Past

Essaying the Past

The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118292655

Category: History

Page: 224

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The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically Includes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final version Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision Includes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implemented New edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents
Categories: History

Think Draw Write

Think  Draw  Write

44 activities to help teach creative thinking, self-expression, and writing skills. Students think through a story or idea, draw a concept, then write about it. Level One includes parents, meals, pets, and dreams.

Author: Jean Marzollo

Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 0822469464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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44 activities to help teach creative thinking, self-expression, and writing skills. Students think through a story or idea, draw a concept, then write about it. Level One includes parents, meals, pets, and dreams.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Writing to Learn

Writing to Learn

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062244697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 216

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Think Write Speak

Think  Write  Speak

A rich compilation of the previously uncollected Russian and English prose and interviews of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, edited by Nabokov experts Brian Boyd and Anastasia Tolstoy. “I think like a genius, I write like ...

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101874929

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

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A rich compilation of the previously uncollected Russian and English prose and interviews of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, edited by Nabokov experts Brian Boyd and Anastasia Tolstoy. “I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child": so Vladimir Nabokov famously wrote in the introduction to his volume of selected prose, Strong Opinions. Think, Write, Speak follows up where that volume left off, with a rich compilation of his uncollected prose and interviews, from a 1921 essay about Cambridge to two final interviews in 1977. The chronological order allows us to watch the Cambridge student and the fledgling Berlin reviewer and poet turn into the acclaimed Paris émigré novelist whose stature brought him to teach in America, where his international success exploded with Lolita and propelled him back to Europe. Whether his subject is Proust or Pushkin, the sport of boxing or the privileges of democracy, Nabokov’s supreme individuality, his keen wit, and his alertness to the details of life illuminate the page.
Categories: Literary Collections

Think Write Grow

Think Write Grow

This book will show you how to take your great ideas and craft them into a clear point of view which can influence others. The book is organised into three parts: 1.

Author: Grant Butler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118219034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 625

In a competitive age, thought leadership has emerged as a subtle but powerful way to grow your business, establish credibility and demonstrate expertise, build your profile and forge relationships with prospects and customers. Thought leadership material can take many forms, including public speaking, websites, the media, advertising, writing books, online forums, webinars and blogging. This book will show you how to take your great ideas and craft them into a clear point of view which can influence others. The book is organised into three parts: 1. Think: Defines thought leadership and how to transform your great ideas into effective thought leadership material. 2. Write: Shows you how to articulate your ideas into effective communication. 3. Grow: Demonstrates how thought leadership can be marketed to grow your business and profile. Key features: Shows you how to go from expert to influential thought leader Written by Grant Butler, former Australian Financial Review journalist and now managing director of Australia's largest corporate writing firm. Explains techniques used by politicians, public figures and the CEOs of our biggest companies. Think Write Grow studies the techniques of the great communicators of recent times, from Barack Obama and Boris Johnson to Tim Flannery and Malcolm Turnbull.
Categories: Business & Economics

Accidental Genius

Accidental Genius

The author encourages businesspeople to use private free-style journal writing to stimulate creative thought and practical solutions in a business environment. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Mark Levy

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576750833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 774

The author encourages businesspeople to use private free-style journal writing to stimulate creative thought and practical solutions in a business environment. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Business & Economics

How to Write Fiction And Think About It

How to Write Fiction  And Think About It

What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing.

Author: Robert Graham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230207899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 696

If you are a writer of fiction, this practical handbook will teach you how to acquire your own writer's tool-box. Here you will learn all about developing your craft. The wide-ranging exploration of fiction-writing skills contains many unique features, such as the focus on reflective learning and tuition on advanced skills including foreshadowing, transitions and producing short story cycles. Throughout, the approach is centred on three kinds of activity: - examining the theory of particular fiction writing skills - analysing the practice of these skills in examples of published work - practising the use of skills in fiction-writing exercises. What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing. Packed with wisdom about the art of fiction and filled with writing exercises, How To Write Fiction (And Think About It) examines the work of today's finest authors to teach you everything you need to know about writing short stories or longer fiction. Whether you are a student, a would-be professional author, or a general reader who simply likes to write for pleasure, this guide will equip you with a portfolio of key fiction-writing skills.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Scientific Writing

Scientific Writing

Encourages scientists to write confidently and explains the principles that make communicating research easier.

Author: D. R. Lindsay

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643100466

Category: Science

Page: 122

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Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing. They are wary of the unwritten rules, the unspoken dogma and the inexplicably complex style, all of which seem to pervade conventional thinking about scientific writing. This book has been written to expose these phantoms as largely smoke and mirrors, and replace them with principles that make communicating research easier and encourage researchers to write confidently. It presents a way of thinking about writing that emulates the way good scientists think about research. It concentrates on the structure of articles, rather than simply on grammar and syntax. So, it is an ideal reference for researchers preparing articles for scientific journals, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words expounds principles that produce scientific articles in a wide range of disciplines that are focused, concise and, best of all, easy to write and read. As one senior scientist observed, "This book not only made me a better writer; it made me a better scientist".
Categories: Science

Think Note Write

Think  Note  Write

Author: Edward De Bono

Publisher:

ISBN: 089598461X

Category: Creative thinking

Page:

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Categories: Creative thinking

Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth Century British Writing

Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth Century British Writing

What does it mean to say to someone, “i am thinking of you”? And what does it
mean to write it? Do assertions of this kind betray our kinship, however distant,
with the nineteenth-century evangelists of thought- power, believing with them
that ...

Author: Adela Pinch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139489089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Nineteenth-century life and literature are full of strange accounts that describe the act of one person thinking about another as an ethically problematic, sometimes even a dangerously powerful thing to do. In this book, Adela Pinch explains why, when, and under what conditions it is possible, or desirable, to believe that thinking about another person could affect them. She explains why nineteenth-century British writers - poets, novelists, philosophers, psychologists, devotees of the occult - were both attracted to and repulsed by radical or substantial notions of purely mental relations between persons, and why they moralized about the practice of thinking about other people in interesting ways. Working at the intersection of literary studies and philosophy, this book both sheds new light on a neglected aspect of Victorian literature and thought, and explores the consequences of, and the value placed on, this strand of thinking about thinking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beginning to Write

Beginning to Write

Spend a moment thinking about how this was done, and how and when it will be
referred to in the future. Filtering and shaping experience You cannot write
without filtering information: as we write, we think about what to write and how to
 ...

Author: Arthur Brookes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589797

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Writing activities for elementary to intermediate learners.
Categories: Education

Think and Write

Think and Write

Dear Ann Landers: THINK Every day, all over the United States, people read
advice columns in their daily newspapers. The columns consist of letters from
men and women with problems, followed by brief answers from the advice
columnist.

Author: Hilarie N. Staton

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 067318028X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 756

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyone Can Write

Everyone Can Write

It will be clear that my argument for writing without audience awareness is not
meant to undermine the many good ... When we think about them as we write, we
think of more and better things to say—and what we think somehow arrives more
 ...

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 378

With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Write About Music

How to Write About Music

The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading
poetry and short story collections and novels and dead people's diaries... These
things are your becoming.—Lindsay Zoladz, Associate Editor, Pitchfork I think ...

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628920468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 539

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Think You Can t Write Think Again

Think You Can t Write  Think Again

What do we mean by that? Isn't my book complete? You might well respond. Well, actually, no, we would and do reply. There is more work to be done, especially if this is your first book, and you are newbie in the book world.

Author: Phd Marjory Lyons

Publisher:

ISBN: 099973203X

Category:

Page: 144

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Welcome to our book on taking the last steps in completing your book. What do we mean by that? Isn't my book complete? You might well respond. Well, actually, no, we would and do reply. There is more work to be done, especially if this is your first book, and you are newbie in the book world. The next steps involve choices.
Categories:

Learn to Think and Write

Learn to Think and Write

The question that the author raises in the Introduction to Learn to Think and Write:
A Paradigm for Teaching Grades 4—8—Introductory Levels—Is writing an art, or
is it a skill?—is answered in the conclusion to the introductory book, with the ...

Author: Una McGinley Sarno

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610484688

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 989

This book presents the EPILLAW Paradigm, a practical method for developing writing skills. The paradigm consists of an original nine-level taxonomy and sequential methodology of listening, speaking, writing and reading. In this method, the development of writing precedes the development of reading. In the introductory book, the author explores the final three levels of the writing process.
Categories: Education

The Writing of the Disaster

The Writing of the Disaster

Maurice Blanchot has been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiction and criticism. The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas once remarked that Blanchot's writing is a "language of pure transcendence, without correlative.

Author: Maurice Blanchot

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803277472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century--world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust--grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it defies speech and compels silence, burns books and shatters meaning? The Writing of the Disaster reflects upon efforts to abide in disaster's infinite threat. First published in French in 1980, it takes up the most serious tasks of writing: to describe, explain, and redeem when possible, and to admit what is not possible. Neither offers consolation. Maurice Blanchot has been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiction and criticism. The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas once remarked that Blanchot's writing is a "language of pure transcendence, without correlative." Literary theorist and critic Geoffrey Hartman remarked that Blanchot's influence on contemporary writers "cannot be overestimated."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writing without Teachers

Writing without Teachers

You don't have to think hard or prepare or be in the mood: without stopping, just
write whatever words come out—whether or not you are thinking or in the mood.
USING FREEWRITINGS FOR FINDING SUBJECTS TO WRITE ABOUT Simply do
 ...

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199766363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get "stuck" or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. Elbow guides the reader through his metaphor of writing as "cooking:" his term for heating up the creative process where the subconscious bubbles up to the surface and the writing gets good. 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Writing Without Teachers. In this edition, Elbow reexamines his program and the subsequent influence his techniques have had on writers, students, and teachers. This invaluable guide will benefit anyone, whether in the classroom, boardroom, or living room, who has ever had trouble writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines