Die Frauen von Savannah

Roman

Author: Beth Hoffman

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305964

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4524

Eine Hymne auf die Freundschaft; ein Roman, der das Herz erwärmtEin sommerfrischer Südstaaten-Roman aus den USA: Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird die zwölfjährige CeeCee Honeycutt von ihrer Großtante Tootie aufgenommen, die in Savannah, Georgia, ein wunderschönes Südstaatenhaus mit riesigem Garten bewohnt. Umsorgt von drei warmherzigen Frauen kann CeeCee ihre schwierige Kindheit in Ohio hinter sich lassen und blüht auf.Ohio 1967: Die zwölfjährige CeeCee hat es nicht leicht. Ihre Mutter lebt in Gedanken im Jahr 1951, als sie Zwiebelkönigin von Vidalia und glücklich war. Manchmal läuft sie tagsüber im Ballkleid durch die Straßen und wirft Vorüberfahrenden Kusshändchen zu. Als die Mutter eines Tages von einem Eiswagen erfasst wird und stirbt, schickt der völlig überforderte Vater CeeCee zu Tante Tootie nach Savannah, die sie mit offenen Armen aufnimmt.Dort, im liebevoll dekorierten Südstaatenhaus mit üppig duftendem Garten, blüht CeeCee allmählich auf. Zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben wird sie behütet. Neben ihrer Großtante kümmert sich die schwarze Köchin Oletta um sie und verwöhnt sie mit Zuckerpfirsichen, Zimtschnecken und Holundersaft. Als es zu einem rassistischen Überfall kommt, ist CeeCees neues Glück auf einmal in Gefahr. Doch die Frauen halten zusammen...Die Frauen von Savannah ist ein herzergreifender Roman, der das Leben feiert und von der Kraft der Freundschaft erzählt.

The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts into Words

Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740249

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 7706

More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."

Erfolgreich präsentieren für Dummies

Author: Malcolm L. Kushner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527706062

Category: Business presentations

Page: 328

View: 6133

Es gibt unzählige Gelegenheiten, an denen Sie etwas präsentieren und sich und Ihre Idee überzeugend vertreten müssen - egal, ob Sie die aktuellen Verkaufszahlen vorstellen, einen Vortrag vor Ihren Vereinskollegen halten oder aus dem Stegreif etwas präsentieren müssen. Malcolm Kushner zeigt, wie Sie es richtig machen und spricht alle möglichen Aspekte der Präsentation an: Aufbau und Stil einer Rede, Körpersprache und der Umgang mit Lampenfieber, der richtige Einsatz des Präsentationsprogramms PowerPoint, das Eingehen auf das Publikum und die Auswahl des richtigen Raums - ein Rundum-Sorglos-Paket für sicheres Präsentieren!

Woe Is I

The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English(Third Edition)

Author: Patricia T. O'Conner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101458054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 4713

In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us: • Avoid the persistent (and persistently embarrassing) grammatical errors that bewilder the best andthe brightest • Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle • Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases From the Trade Paperback edition.

Grundzüge der Morphologie des Deutschen

Author: Hilke Elsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110373637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 8987

This book covers the full range of aspects concerning the inflection and formation of words in German. It also discusses the structure of the ‘small’ parts of speech and takes into account historical developments. The presentation is separated into introductory and advanced chapters. It is supplemented by numerous examples, discussions, exercises and sample solutions as well as references and an extensive glossary.

A Guide to Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner in Student Affairs

Author: Lisa J. Hatfield,Vicki L. Wise

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162036154X

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 7680

Student affairs professionals are increasingly being called upon to become scholar practitioners, to reflect on and share their experiences to further the knowledge of the field, and to disseminate practices to promote student learning and development. This book offers practical guidance to anyone in the field interested in presenting at conferences or publishing in scholarly and professional journals, and sets the work of scholarly practice in the context of its vital role of influencing and shaping the future of student affairs, and in promoting continuous learning. The authors demystify the processes of producing research and scholarly work; address motivation and barriers such as time-constraints or confidence; and provide advice on developing ideas, writing, getting feedback, staying on task, identifying the appropriate outlets and venues for ideas, submitting proposals, as well as on speaking and presentation skills. It also directs readers to books and online resources and presents the reflections of senior student affairs officers on scholarship in the profession. As the authors state, student affairs professionals are often in the best position to test the myths about what really works for college students to have access, persist, and graduate. Through their daily interactions with students they develop the grounding for theories and strategies to improve the college experience, none of which can be advanced without scholarship, without presenting and writing, and the debate that they stimulate. This book is intended for student affairs professionals at all levels. It sets the context for those starting their careers as they navigate and understand their new roles; aims to inspire mid-level professionals to present or write about their experiences and contributions; and offers senior administrators strategies to pursue their own scholarship while creating a supportive environment for their staff to do so, and develop their agency and professional growth in the process.

A World Without "Whom"

The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

Author: Emmy J. Favilla,BuzzFeed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632867591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 3851

"A provocative and jaunty romp through the dos and don'ts of writing for the internet" (NYT)--the practical, the playful, and the politically correct--from BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy Favilla. A World Without "Whom" is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of "correct" writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL. With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable word nerds in the digital media world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without "Whom" is essential for readers and writers of virtually everything: news articles, blog posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.

Index Farbe

Author: Jim Krause

Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 9783826613067

Category:

Page: 357

View: 1904

The Practical Researcher

A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research

Author: Dana S. Dunn

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 429

View: 9756

Previous edition: Oxford: wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770925

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 4830

Practice the art of conversation in German! Want to strike up a conversation with a native German speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and—before you know it--you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language. Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct grammar and word usage—in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases. Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation will help you Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary Master everyday German expressions through numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking German with your German-speaking friends--or you'll be ready to make new ones!

Selling rights

Rechte vermarkten

Author: Lynette Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930120062

Category:

Page: 262

View: 5552

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Howard Saul Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593367101

Category: Academic writing

Page: 223

View: 1598

Atlas der bildgebenden Diagnostik bei Heimtieren

Vögel - Kleinsäuger - Reptilien

Author: Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns,Michael Pees,Sven Reese

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3842680260

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 8436

Der vorliegende Atlas ist eine bislang einmalige Zusammenstellung aller bildgebenden Verfahren für die drei großen "Heimtierklassen" Vögel, Kleinsäuger und Reptilien. Für jede Kleintierpraxis liegt damit eine ideale Ergänzung zu der bisher verfügbaren Literatur der bildgebenden Diagnostik vor.

Qualitative Research

A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses

Author: Tim Sensing

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877727

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 8614

The Association of Theological Schools states, The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the MDiv degree and have engaged in ministerial leadership. The goals an institution adopts for the DMin should include an advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry, enhanced competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills, the integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry, new knowledge about the practice of ministry, and continued growth in spiritual maturity . . . The program shall include the design and completion of a written doctoral-level project that addresses both the nature and the practice of ministry. The project should be of sufficient quality that it contributes to the practice of ministry as judged by professional standards and has the potential for application in other contexts of ministry. Doctor of Ministry projects are a type of participatory action research that introduces an intervention in order to provide ministerial leadership for the transformation of the organization. The intent of Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach for Doctor of Ministry Projects is to provide the fundamentals of qualitative research so that significant projects and theses emerge.

Englische Grammatik für Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527705054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 7201

Sie mussen jetzt englische Grammatik pauken und Ihr Schulenglisch ist schon ein wenig eingerostet. Sie haben Kunden im Ausland? Da sollten die E-Mails verstandlich sein. Sie mussen eine Prasentation auf Englisch halten? Oder bereiten Sie sich auf den TOEFL vor? Englische Grammatik ist nicht wirklich spa?ig. Da hilft nur dieses Buch von Geraldine Woods, die locker, witzig und leicht verstandlich auch die kompliziertesten Regeln der englischen Sprache erklart. Und auf einmal macht Grammatik lernen Spa?.

Looking good in print

Grundlagen der DTP-Gestaltung

Author: Roger C. Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783907020579

Category:

Page: 350

View: 3518

The Chicago Manual of Style

Author: University of Chicago Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226104201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1026

View: 8335

Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.