A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers
Author: Steve Hart
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
A research paper or graduate essay demonstrating weak English and poor formatting is likely to be rejected by an editor or marked down by an assessor; but why should these gaps in your English knowledge undermine your subject knowledge and skill as an engineer or student of the discipline? Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers is the first resource to work at the sentence level to resolve the English language problems facing international engineering students and scholars. Informed by hundreds of research papers and student essays, this valuable reference: Covers grammar essentials and key terms in the fields of electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and communication systems Uses real-world examples to reveal common mistakes and identify critical areas of focus Provides practical solutions to formatting, vocabulary, and stylistic issues Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers equips readers with the necessary knowledge to produce accurate and effective English when writing for engineering.
Professor Devitt offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, she examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors that influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, the author takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it occurs at significantly different rates and times in different genres, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shape the nature and direction of standardization.
Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry and literature * provides an accessible and comprehensive survey of genre theory * proposes a challenging new way of analysing genre which emphasises communicative function * unusually, considers the relevance of linguistic theories of genre to the study of literary texts. * includes numerous exercises and annotated bibliographies Variety in Written Discourse will be of interest to all students of language and communication. In addition, it will be an invaluable text for those interested in literature, as well as English for Specific Purposes.
How to Use Word Power to Impress in Presentations, Reports, PR and Meetings
Author: Fiona Talbot
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Make an Impact with your Written English deals with the English business writing you need to take you a step further in your executive career. The book also helps organizations stand apart by getting noticed for the right reasons, whatever the target audience. It focuses on writing English as a key business tool and how clear, concise messages are a must in international business today. Yet the fewer words you use, the more important it is to get them right. So the book focuses on word power: to promote and sell your messages - as well as 'brand you' and your organizational brand. An essential read, full of invaluable advice and checklists for native and non-native English writers who need to brush up their skills in writing English for sales, PR, presentations, reports, minutes, manuals and the web etc.
Perfect Written English is an indispensable guide to mastering grammar and improving your writing style. Written by Chris West, a professional author and writing consultant, it tells you everything you need to know about writing fluently and convincingly, from the correct way to use commas to the most persuasive structure for an argument. With helpful tips on avoiding common mistakes and practical sections on writing everything from personal webpages to corporate sales reports, Perfect Written English has all you need to make sure you get your message across elegantly and effectively. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
Master the essentials of grammar, punctuation and spelling and write with greater confidence
Author: Marion Field
Publisher: Hachette UK
Written in short, accessible sections, this book explains the basics of writing good English. It includes punctuation, sentence construction and spelling. You will learn how to adopt different tasks, such as writing a report, essay or short story. There are also chapters on letter writing, filling in forms and constructing job applications.
In 2001, the ministry of education of the federal state Saarland decided to reduce the duration of compulsory schooling until passing the Abitur at the Gymnasium by one year. For the duration of compulsory schooling has been limited to eight years, there will be students of two grades (G8 and G9) at the same time that will graduate in North-Rhine Westphalia in 2013. Consequently, the G8 students have one year less to establish the same level of knowledge as the G9 students. The author examines in how far the new G8 system has been implemented successfully. This thesis is developed on a case study that is based on a comparison between G8 and G9 students in the English language classroom. The author examines in how far the G8 students manage to catch up with the G9 students in terms of language accuracy. Further, the author discusses the effects of the reduction on English lessons in general.
An international anthology of fiction and poetry written in vernacular English traces how dialect literature has evolved throughout the past two centuries, in a collection that includes examples written by such figures as Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston. Original.