Writing That Works

Communicating Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457611131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 3925

Combining clear advice on the writing process and countless model documents from real workplace settings, Writing That Works sets the standard for professional writing books today. More than ever, this eleventh edition reflects the role of technology in the office and the classroom, addressing the most current types of business documents online and in print, providing informative guidelines on selecting the appropriate medium for your document, communication, or presentation, and offering new advice on landing and keeping a job in today's economy. An integrated student site works with the text to offer additional resources and models reflecting the authors' trademark clarity.

Writing that Works

How to Write Effectively on the Job

Author: Walter E. Oliu,Charles T. Brusaw,Gerald J. Alred

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312153915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 662

View: 5863

This business-oriented writing introduction covers the basic elements of composition, writing strategies, business correspondence, formal and informal reports, research, visual aids, proposals, oral presentations, resumes, word processing, the Internet, spelling and vocabulary, grammar, and ESL. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Energy Policy in the U.S.

Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change

Author: Laurance R. Geri,David E. McNabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351568299

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 7471

In an effort to provide greater awareness of the necessary policy decisions facing our elected and appointed officials, Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change presents an overview of important energy policies and the policy process in the United States, including their history, goals, methods of action, and consequences. In the first half of the book, the authors frame the energy policy issue by reviewing U.S. energy policy history, identifying the policy-making players, and illuminating the costs, benefits, and economic and political realities of currently competing policy alternatives. The book examines the stakeholders and their attempts to influence energy policy and addresses the role of supply and demand on the national commitment to energy conservation and the development of alternative energy sources. The latter half of the book delves into specific energy policy strategies, including economic and regulatory options, and factors that influence energy policies, such as the importance of international cooperation. Renewed interest in various renewable and nontraditional energy resources—for example, hydrogen, nuclear fusion, biomass, and tide motion—is examined, and policy agendas are explored in view of scientific, economic, regulatory, production, and environmental constraints. This book provides excellent insight into the complex task of creating a comprehensive energy policy and its importance in the continued availability of energy to power our way of life and economy while protecting our environment and national security.

One Country

A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

Author: Ali Abunimah

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805086669

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8580

In a provocative new approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Jordanian-American son of Palestinian refugees proposes that there should be one state, shared by two peoples, discussing the political, economic, geographical, and social benefits of such a move. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250004411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 647

View: 4295

Combining guidance for writing over 40 typers of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer's handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. [publisher's note]

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312536127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

View: 1982

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

The Business Writer's Handbook

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312679432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 6219

A guide to business writing covers grammar, usage, and style, and provides instructions on following the writing process.

Successful Writing at Work

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888553

Category: Education

Page: 752

View: 3410

SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK, 11th Edition, features an abundance of real-world examples and problems, an accessible writing style, and detailed guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, formatting, and producing professional documents and graphics in the global workplace. Students are presented with topics in four logically sequenced sections, beginning with a discussion of the writing process and collaboration, followed by material on basic business communications (including e-communications and social media), letters, and resumes; conducting research and documenting sources; and more advanced tasks such as preparing visuals, websites, instructions, procedures, proposals, short and long reports, and presentations. With each new writing assignment, students learn to become effective problem solvers, to work effectively as members of a collaborative team, to understand their global audience, and to select the best communication technologies to accomplish their goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Entertainment Law

Author: Adam Epstein

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131147430

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 481

Introducing a historical perspective in the music, radio, television, and motion picture industries, this book contains interrelated chapters that clearly and concisely expose readers to various legal issues among the segments of the entertainment industry. It shows that an appreciation of the extremely creative individuals that comprise the industry will be helpful if you choose entertainment law as a career. After a short overview of the American legal system, this book covers agents and managers, entertainment contracts, constitutional issues, administrative regulation, antitrust regulation, intellectual property issues, live performance issues, music and music publishing issues, and legal issues in television and motion pictures. An excellent reference and informational book for anyone involved in sports and/or entertainment law, including paralegals, legal assistants, and talent managers.

Written Communications that Inform and Influence

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422103227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 731

Knowing how to produce effective written communications—proposals, executive summaries, important emails—is more crucial than ever for today’s managers. In Written Communications That Inform and Influence, readers will find powerful tools for crafting communications that get results. Experts provide suggestions for structuring your written pieces, striking the right tone and style, and avoiding all-too-common grammar goofs and gaffes. The Results-Driven Managerseries collects timely articles from Harvard Management Update and Harvard Management Communication Letter to help senior to middle managers sharpen their skills, increase their effectiveness, and gain a competitive edge. Presented in a concise, accessible format to save managers valuable time, these books offer authoritative insights and techniques for improving job performance and achieving immediate results.

Friends Disappear

The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Author: Mary Barr

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022615646X

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 9241

In 1974, middle-schooler Mary Barr and a dozen of her friends boys and girls, black and white sat for a photograph on a porch in Evanston, Illinois. Barr s book, both history and ethnography, emerges from her thinking about this photograph and its deep background. Using government documents, newspaper articles, and census data, Barr provides a history of Evanston with a particular emphasis on its neighborhoods, its schools, and its families. Barr also tracked down all of the living people in her photograph and interviewed them about their experiences in Evanston and beyond. Ultimately, Barr comes to better understand the stories and the lies people tell about their communities, as well as the ways that inequality begets inequality, both in a historical sense and in the daily lives of her far-flung friends. "

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: 3908

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.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 7841

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Writing that works

effective communication in business

Author: Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Nelson Canada

ISBN: 9780176041823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

View: 723

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 9960

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Refactoring

Improving the Design of Existing Code

Author: Martin Fowler,Kent Beck,John Brant,William Opdyke,Don Roberts

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 013306526X

Category: Computers

Page: 455

View: 3878

As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.

The Best Business Writing 2015

Author: Dean Starkman,Ryan Chittum,Martha M. Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231170178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 5498

The stories in this volume explore new frontiers in the way we do chores, eat takeout, order online, and dumpster-dive, showcasing business's rapid evolution under the influence of new technologies. Profiles include the amusing portrait of a young investor who made a fortune betting on penny stocks; the inspiring and cautionary story of an undocumented immigrant who became a star trader at Goldman Sachs; and the shocking account of a troubled financial prodigy who defrauded his inner circle of millions.

Business Leaders & Success

55 Top Business Leaders & How They Achieved Greatness

Author: William J. O'Neil

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071426800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 4510

A detailed look inside the minds and methods of 55 legendary business leaders Behind every tale of breakthrough success is the visionary man or woman who made it happen. Profiles in Business Success examines the lives of 55 giants of the business world and reveals how they overcame obstacles, forged their own management philosophies, and drove their companies to the top. This inspirational book helps business professionals understand and implement proven methods for innovation, growth, and achievement. Readers of every age and interest will learn: How Gap CEO Mickey Drexler built a $9 billion-a-year retail business by listening to 12-year-olds How Charles Walgreen Sr. turned a corner drugstore into one of the first multibillion-dollar chains How eBay founder Pierre Omidyar changed shopping forever--to help his wife find Pez dispensers

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel,Michael H. Markel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312485979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 767

View: 3667

Comprehensive and truly accessible, Technical Communication guides students through planning, drafting, and designing the documents that will matter in their professional lives. Known for his student-friendly voice and eye for technology trends, Mike Markel addresses the realities of the digital workplace through fresh samples and cases, practical writing advice, and a companion Web site — TechComm Web — that continues to set the standard with content developed and maintained by the author. The text is also available in a convenient, affordable e-book format.