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The Read-Aloud Book (USED)

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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated

Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

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The School Choice Roadmap; 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child

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You want your children to benefit from a great education. But every student is unique. One type of school might be a great fit for your neighbor's child, but it might not work for your son or daughter. Across the country, many parents today have more choices for their children's education than ever before. If you are starting the process of finding your child's first school--or if you want to choose a new learning environment--The School Choice Roadmap is for you. This first-of-its-kind book offers a practical, jargon-free overview of school choice policies, from public school open enrollment to private school scholarships and more. It breaks down the similarities and differences between traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online public schools, private schools, and homeschooling. Most importantly, The School Choice Roadmap offers a seven-step process that will help you harness the power of your own intuition--and your own expertise about your child's uniqueness--to help you find a school that reflects your family's goals, values, and priorities. Filled with sage advice from dozens of other parents who have pursued the school search process, and interviews with school leaders and teachers, The School Choice Roadmap is an optimistic, empowering book that cuts through the confusion in K-12 education--so that you can give your children every opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
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The School Law Handbook (USED)

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A parent objects to a curriculum that includes a unit on Greek gods, arguing that it violates the separation of church and state. As a teacher or administrator, how should you respond? This type of issue is one most educators will have to confront eventually, in addition to other hot-button issues such as zero-tolerance policies, drug and alcohol testing, and prayer in schools. The School Law Handbook is designed to enable educators to confront such issues with information, insight, and initiative. The issues are organized into five areas: the school environment, Constitutional issues, students, personnel, and accountability. Within each area are several chapters, each beginning with a realistic scenario followed by legal and practical analyses of the situation. Armed with this knowledge of the parameters governing each scenario, educators can more effectively manage their responses, asking and answering the key questions: - What are the legal boundaries? - What is the district policy related to this issue? - What are the potential strategies for resolution? In this era of unparalleled public scrutiny, The School Law Handbook is essential reading for all school personnel.
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The Teacher Book (USED)

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In February 1999, Bobbi Fisher sent an email to a group of teachers nationwide, asking two main questions: "What are some of the specific stresses in your teaching situation and how do you deal with them?" and "When are the times that you feel the most joy in your teaching?" The response was overwhelming. From that mailing, along with subsequent ones to several hundred other teachers, this book grew.

At the heart of Part I are the teachers' own words - their insights into their personal and professional lives, organized around their joys and pains, obstacles and opportunities, with Bobbi's thoughtful commentary interwoven throughout. The teachers express concerns about the current emphasis on standards, testing, and the problems these initiatives have created for themselves and their students. They explain how they balance time for others with time for themselves - and remain resilient in the process. Many talk about the importance of faith in their lives and how it helps them to achieve their goals.

In Part II, Bobbi explores some specific strategies for achieving balance that she's shared with teachers throughout the country, in presentations and workshops - finding comfort in friends, tapping our childhood experiences, being open to spirituality (however you define it). She also provides reflection sections with writing activities to help you set priorities and stick to them. Completing the book is a bibliography of resources that teachers have found helpful in their quest for fulfillment.

The Teacher Book is a book for all teachers and administrators. You will find affirmation, inspiration, and encouragement as you search for balance in your personal and professional life.

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The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons by th World's Greatest Cartoonists (USED)

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This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, and Michael Maslin. Many of the cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, while others are published here for the first time.
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The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition (USED)

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Eating right is the most crucial step that men and women of any age can take to protect their overall health. Yet most consumers remain confused about nutrition, and newspapers and magazines often get the facts wrong. How many carrots will supply your daily dose of beta carotene? How can you boost your iron intake without increasing the amount of red meat in your diet? Which has more vitamin C, an orange or a glass of orange juice? Are all shellfish high in cholesterol? Here are straightforward - and often surprising - answers to these and hundreds of other questions on how to choose and use foods for maximum taste and nutritional value. This comprehensive, quick-reference encyclopedia covers every type of whole, fresh food found in supermarkets, specialty shops, and health food stores. It also presents the latest information on what makes up a healthy diet and on the connection between diet and disease prevention. Each entry shows you how to select the freshest high-quality foods, and how to store and cook them (Did you know that thumping a melon is useless as a test for ripeness? Or that you should never store potatoes in the refrigerator?) Highlighted nutritional profiles display key nutrients at a glance. Throughout the book, you'll find charts and boxes filled with tips, advice, and fascinating facts. And there are literally hundreds of delicious serving suggestions for main dishes, snacks, desserts, and more - all proving that a healthy diet isn't a matter of limiting your choices, but of increasing the variety of foods you eat. Every fact draws on the expertise of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley - an institution at the forefront ofexamining the link between diet and health, and the authority behind the nation's leading health newsletter, the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter. The result is an up-to-date reference source that you can turn to with the utmost confidence.

The World's Greatest Buildings (USED)

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (USED)

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Thinking About Memoir (USED)

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If living is an art, it must be practiced with diligence before being done with ease. Yet almost nothing in our culture prepares us for reflection on the great themes of existence: courage, friendship, listening, dignity--those everyday virtues that can transform our world. Because AARP believes it's never too late (or too early) to learn, they, together with Sterling Publishing, have created the About Living series to address these crucial issues. Each entry will be written by only the best authors and thinkers.
Thinking About Memoir, the first of these volumes, helps adults look back at their past and use writing as a means of figuring out who they used to be and how they became who they are today. It's written by Abigail Thomas, whose own memoir A Three Dog Life was selected as one of the Best Books of 2006 by the LA Times and the Washington Post and called perfectly honed (Newsweek), bracingly honest (Vanity Fair), and stunning by the Los Angeles Book Review. Thomas writes that memoir can consist of looking back at a single summer or the span of a whole life. Through her experience as a writing teacher, she knows how difficult that can be; this book is about the habit of writing as a way to keep track of what's going on in the front and the back of your mind. It inspires different ways for us to look at the moment we're in right now and will help would-be memoirists find their own side door into a subject. Thomas writes eloquently about how to get started and find that jumping-off point for your work, and provides exercises that liberate our creativity, enable us to get the distance and perspective we need, and open our eyes to possibilities that may not at first seem obvious.
Whether your words are for publication, for your loved ones, or for you alone, Thomas makes the process fulfilling, thoughtful, and even fun.
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Thinking About Teaching and Learning (USED)

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Here is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice.

Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in--the things that make or break teaching.

Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice.

His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning.

He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge.

This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.
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Top Careers for History Graduates (USED)

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The research skills and knowledge gained whilst studying history are assets that can be used to land a wide variety of rewarding jobs - both common and uncommon - in a number of industries. And because the future is important, even for those who study the past, anyone considering a degree in history, working toward one, or already having earned their degree will welcome a little help in mapping out their future. This detailed guide provides all the information needed to transform a history degree into a satisfying job, exploring everything from reasons to major in history to what types of jobs are available and how much they pay. what one can expect from a major in history, and how to get from high school to a history-related job. Special topics covered in sidebars include top history graduate programs in the United States, famous history graduates, and new trends in the field of history. In-depth profiles of the top jobs follow. Interviews with professionals in the field are also included. aides, cultural advisers, FBI agents, foreign service officers, librarians, marketing research analysts, tour guides and writers.
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U.S. Army Survival The Card Set

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Now bringing survival into your life is simpler and more convenient than ever, with this deck of cards that takes readers through the basic skills and techniques specific to survival. U.S. Army Survival: The Card Set offers an informative and helpful approach to outdoor survival, whether for pleasure or in the case of an emergency. Each card features a full-color photograph illustrating the different lessons to prepare you for whatever nature has to throw at you, along with clear and simple instructions.

This conveniently-sized guide emphasizes the importance of being prepared for anything and everything from learning how to identify a poisonous reptile or plant, to making a safe shelter to spend the night. You will not only be prepared for what may happen, but you'll have the information to handle any situation that can ultimately save your life.

The U.S. Army is known word wide for its survival tactics, and with this handy card deck, you will be able to carry around all the information that trained soldiers live their lives by. You'll always be prepared, and ready, willing, and able to handle any survival situation. So grab your backpack, put on your hiking boots, and head out to enjoy the great outdoors...the U.S. Army way!

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (USED)

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Victorian Interior Decoration American Interiors 1830-1900 (USED)

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A look at the way American Victorian houses were decorated during the nineteenth century provides information on how to recreate the same effects.

Visual Dictionary (USED)

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Vocabulary Workshop

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Way Things Work (USED)

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Way We Work

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In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, multi award-winner David Macaulay reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he can. This one-of-a-kind book takes readers on a visual journey through the human body. With his trademark humor, Macaulay builds a body and explains how it works.

Webster's Dictionary (USED)

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Webster's Dictionary and Roget's Thesauraus (USED)

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Webster's Large Print Dictionary (USED)

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Webster's New College Dictionary; Third Edition (USED)

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"New and completely updated"--Dust jacket cover.

Webster's New Dictionary & Thesaurus

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Webster's New Dictionary and Thesaurus (USED)

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Webster's New Roget's Pocket Thesaurus

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More than just a list of synonyms, this handy reference explains important differences among related words and offers thousands of example sentences to show meaning in context. No other pocket thesaurus gives you as much help in choosing the exact word for every purpose.
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Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus, Office Edition

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Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus will help you choose the right word every time. Clear and accurate definitions, a complete alphabetical listing of all synonyms, and a unique category index of related words and words of opposite meaning make this the most accessible and easy-to-use thesaurus available.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary 5th Edition

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Newly updated for 2018, Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary is the most comprehensive, up-to-date college dictionary available.

Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Webster's New World(R) name for decades. With hundreds of revisions and additions, this 2018 edition is perfect for at school, the office, or home. The dictionary features a clear and accessible defining style, authoritative guidance on usage and style points, includes extensive coverage of 12,000 Americanisms, and much more.

It is a favorite of newsrooms and copyeditors nationwide, and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook and The New York Times. Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary is collaborating with The Associated Press Stylebook Online to offer a combined service. Please see www.apstylebook.com for details.
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Webster's New World Pocket Thesaurus 2nd Edition

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A small, conveniently sized thesaurus for quick, easy look-ups

Revised and enlarged, this handy bestseller is now an even greater value. Thousands of new entries for synonyms, antonyms, and idioms help readers choose their words with real confidence. Alphabetically organized, this is a genuine thesaurus that is authoritative, dependable, and easy to use.

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Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary

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This large print book carries the seal of approval of N.A.V.H. No more struggling with the fine print, thanks to Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary, which has all the outstanding features of other Webster's New World dictionaries, including clear, precise definitions. Based on the acclaimed Webster's New World Dictionary, Fourth College Edition, this offers

* Over 35,000 entries
* Precise definitions
* Syllable breaks, accents, and pronunciation for difficult words
* Clear, highly readable type

With its authoritative, current, and accessible information in a compact, easy-to-use format, Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary can be used anywhere: in the office, in the classroom, at home, and all the places in between.
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Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

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The Sunday crossword puzzles just got a bit easier.

Stumped by a seven-letter synonym for mingle that begins with c? Or how about an eight-letter type of flower that ends in th? Even the best crossword puzzlers are sometimes at a loss for words. Now you can clue yourself in simply by opening the right book: the Webster's New World(R) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary. It's packed with 300,000 clue and answer words, lists of subcategories, and helpful tables such as Shakespeare's plays and characters, books of the Bible, international currencies, and more. With lists arranged alphabetically and entries broken down by letter count, finding the right answer is straightforward and quick. This reference will help you solve the most common--and arcane--puzzles around.

Webster's Thesaurus (USED)

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Welcome to Ancient Greece (USED)

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What to Say and How to Say It: Models of speeches and letters for the person engaged in community, lodge, civic, union and all other public and group functions

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Here is a compact, practical and conveniently arranged manual to meet the requirements of every person engaged in community or public activities. It will also prove invaluable to clubs, lodges, unions, associations, PTA's, schools, churches, and similar organizations.

What to Say and How To Say It For All Occasions stands out as the only comprehensive and modern book devoted to guiding the participant in community or public activities in drafting resolutions, composing inscriptions, writing a testimonial, running a testimonial dinner, preparing a eulogy, or the like. Books on public speaking have for their function the teaching of the principles of speaking. This book not only explains how to speak, but what to say for the most frequently occurring occasions. It supplies a valuable, working tool which those in public activities need.

The forms and models which are presented as illustrations throughout the book, stripped of excess verbiage, are ones which have been tested through use. They cover a broad field of activities, and are made complete by the insertion of names and organizations. Enough models are presented to enable the speaker or writer to make several choices, and care has been taken to help the reader to alter or modify them to suit his personality or the needs of the particular situation. A thorough index enables the reader to quickly find what he needs.

What Your Birthday Reveals About You (USED)

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When Did It Happen? (USED)

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Whistlin Dixie (USED)

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Baring the soul of the South, this book contains 3,500 Southern-fried words and expressions. Hendrickson deciphers the Southern dialect in a carefully documented, yet anecdotal fashion. For word buffs, academics and professionals, this invaluable reference has humor . . . some bawdiness . . . and the ability to stimulate thought and discussion.--Booklist.
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Whole Truth: A Compendium of Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions (USED)

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Did you really think that...
Elephants are afraid of mice?
Napoleon was short?
The croissant originated in France?
It's bad enough that the world is full of half-truths, misassumptions, and little white lies. It's even worse when most people believe them and pass them on. "The Whole Truth" sets the record straight by debunking hundreds of common misconceptions in categories such as animals, history, origins, people, places, and science & health.
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Why Do We Say It? (USED)

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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format. Useful for reference and fun just for browsing, this book is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and enjoy doing it. The hardcover edition makes a wonderful gift for readers and writers, scholars and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.

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Wildflowers, Peterson;s

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Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated. Included here are all the flowers you're most likely to encounter in the eastern and north-central U.S., westward to the Dakotas and southward to North Carolina and Arkansas, as well as the adjacent parts of Canada.
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Windows 8.1 for Seniors; for novices and those upgrading (USED)

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Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy stepsis an essential guide presented with the over-50's in mind. It uses larger type for easy reading and discusses the topics in a clear and concise manner. It concentrates on the activities you'll want to carry out, whether you're completely new to computers, or you're upgrading from a previous version of Windows.

Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps includes the new features that have been added since Windows 8: the return of the Start button; options for booting up to the Desktop; viewing up to four apps on screen at the same time; an enhanced SkyDrive feature for online storage and sharing; and a unified search facility that enables you to search over your computer and the Web.
It focuses on the new Windows 8.1 interface and shows you how you can access these features using a keyboard and mouse or using multitouch display capabilities.

Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps will help you to quickly feel comfortable and confident with this exciting operating system. Presented with the senior reader in mind, it uses larger type, in the familiar In Easy Steps style.
Covers the 8.1 update released Fall 2013.

Wings to the Orient: Pan American Clipper Planes 1935 to 1945 - A Pictoral History (USED)

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Woe is I (USED)

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Lovers of the language, unite! You have nothing to lose but your niggling worries if you're haunted by whiches, all tensed up, or baffled by whose and who's. "Woe Is I" is a survival guide for people who want a clear, simple, elegant introduction to good usage. Charming, amusing, sensible, modern, this book is a gift of clarity and good humor. Most of us don't know a gerund from a gerbil and don't care, but we like to speak and write as though we did. Grammar is mysterious to each of us in a different way. Some very smart people mess up pronouns, and there are brilliant souls who can't spell. Many people can't tell the difference between it's and its. Others go out of their way to avoid using quotation marks. Whatever your particular boo-boo, "Woe Is I" can help you fix it without hitting you over the head with a lot of technical jargon. No heavy lifting, no assembly required.

Words That Make a Difference and How To Use Them in a Masterly Way (USED)

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Write the Perfect Book Proposal (USED)

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A successful agent explains how to create winning non-fiction book proposals. Takes writers step-by-step through 10 diverse proposals that were bought by publishers and describes why they worked. Includes information on cover and query letters as well as fiction proposals.

Writing Empirical Research Reports (USED)

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Writing in Biology (USED)

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This book provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Using the standards of journal publication as a model, the author provides, in a user-friendly format, specific instructions on: using biology databases to locate references; developing sound reading strategies; paraphrasing for improved comprehension; writing for a particular audience with the appropriate tone; preparing lab reports or scientific papers, posters, and oral presentations with accepted format and content; self-evaluating drafts; using peer and instructor feedback for professional development; and preparing oral presentations in PowerPoint.

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Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (USED)

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Designed primarily for undergraduates, this self-help manual offers straightforward solutions to common problems and an overview of the diversity of writing tasks faced by professional biologists.
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Writing with Style (USED)

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This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide written by Lenore T. Szuchman will help students smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes.

Writing Worth Reading (USED)

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You Can Write a Column (USED)

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Authored by an esteemed columnist and former editor for the New York Times Syndicate, this book teaches readers how to write and sell any type of column for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.