Technical English

Author: Nell Ann Pickett
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321003522
Size: 24.26 MB
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This new edition retains much of the vision of the previous editions-it encompasses written, oral, and visual communication-but also reflects current practices in the field of technical writing, with continued emphasis on workplace communication The focus remains on the entire writing process from planning through revision, with topics discussed including, defining technical communication, the workplace audience, developing a clear, direct communication style, information design, graphics as a means to support and clarify information, technology, the technical writing process including planning and drafting, and reviewing and revising. For anyone interested in improving his or her writing.

Handbook Of Foreign Language Communication And Learning

Author: Karlfried Knapp
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110188333
Size: 58.15 MB
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This volume focuses on how far the policies, principles and practices of foreign language teaching and learning are, or can be, informed by theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the linguistic disciplines. Part I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in general, while Part II explores issues arising from linguistic, socio-political, cultural and cognitive perspectives. Part III and IV then consider the different factors that have to be taken into account in designing the foreign language subject and the various approaches to pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally addresses questions concerning assessment of learner proficiency and the evaluation of courses designed to promote it. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of foreign language communication and learning presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field offers solutionsto everyday language-related problems with contributions from renowned experts

Building A Speech

Author: Sheldon Metcalfe
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495006572
Size: 58.49 MB
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Metcalfe's BUILDING A SPEECH, Sixth Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through a step-by-step process of acquiring public speaking skills by observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in developing informative and persuasive speeches as well as research and speechwriting skills. This book establishes a caring environment for the learning process through a conversational style that aims to both interest and motivate students, while conveying encouragement through topics such as apprehension and listening that will help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear blueprints, and creative examples.

The Handbook Of Technical Writing

Author: Gerald J. Alred
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319030386
Size: 72.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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From formal reports and manuals to everyday e-mails, The Handbook of Technical Writing uses smart, accessible language to spotlight and clarify technical writing today. Hundreds of topic entries, 90+ sample documents, at-a-glance checklists, and dynamic videos break down the best-practices, models, and real-world skills that successful writers use to clearly and persuasively communicate technical information and data. Developed by a legendary author team with decades of combined academic and professional experience, the book’s intuitive, alphabetical organization makes it easy to navigate its extensive coverage of grammar, usage, and style. Plus, updated, in-depth treatment of pressing issues like the job search, the writing process, documenting sources, and social media resonates both in class and on the job. With a refreshed, integrated focus on the ways technologies shape writing, the Eleventh Edition of the Handbook is the indispensable reference tool for writing to workplace success.

The Natural Speaker

Author: Randy Fujishin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315506289
Size: 16.42 MB
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The Natural Speaker is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this book is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, The Natural Speaker presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.

Untechnical Writing

Author: Michael Bremer
Publisher: Untechnical Press
ISBN:
Size: 68.48 MB
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No other book can better prepare you to work as a writer in the technical world, to write better about technology for a nontechnical audience, or to understand how the ever-more-inportant writer can help fill the technology gap between the knows and know-nots. Book jacket.

Speaking With A Purpose

Author: Arthur Koch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351855638
Size: 23.79 MB
Format: PDF
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Now in its 10th edition, Speaking with a Purpose is designed to help speakers develop the skills they need to prepare and deliver effective speeches. Based on a traditional step-by-step approach combined with up-to-date communication theory, this no-frills text allows students more time to prepare, practice, and present speeches. This edition includes two brand new chapters, both with a technological focus. Students and instructors can also enjoy updated online ancillary material with resources for each chapter. This text is a valuable resource in the traditional, online, or hybrid classroom.

Public Speaking Concepts And Skills For A Diverse Society

Author: Clella Jaffe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537254
Size: 59.98 MB
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A culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e trains readers to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking well. Discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances that range from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations-giving readers a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to their audience. Reflecting the latest research and practices, it includes new coverage of listening competencies, online courses, legacy journalism and native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethics In America

Author: Lisa H. Newton
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780131826250
Size: 62.82 MB
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This volume contains a rich and varied selection of classic writings in philosophy and ethics through the ages.This volume features selections from Eastern religions, Native America, feminist perspectives, existentialism and environmentalism as well writing from Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Rawls, Immanuel Kant, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill and others. For anyone interested in learning about the evolution of ethics and ethical thought in America.

Reading Writing And Learning In Esl

Author: Suzanne F. Peregoy
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133947661
Size: 16.64 MB
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This book is the ideal source for teaching oral language, reading, writing, and the content areas in English to K-12 English learners. In an approach unlike most other books in the field, Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL looks at contemporary language acquisition theory as it relates to instruction and provides detailed suggestions and methods for motivating, involving, and teaching English language learners. Praised for its strong research base, engaging style, and inclusion of specific teaching ideas, the book offers thorough coverage of oral language, reading, writing, and academic content area instruction in English for K-12 English learners. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition includes a new chapter on using the Internet and other digital technologies to engage students and promote learning, many new teaching strategies, new and revised activities, and new writing samples.