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English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes (and How to Corre...
by Sean Williams PhD

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<p><strong>The practical English grammar guide for perfect writing.</strong></p> <p>Gone are the days when you worry about embarrassing yourself with pesky misplaced modifiers or dreaded double negatives. Next time you have a nagging grammar question, pick up this practical guide and write with clarity and confidence.</p> <p><em>English Grammar</em> spares you the lessons and cuts right to the answers. Designed for fast reference, this book makes it easy to avoid the most cringe-worthy mistakes in the English language—and maybe even make your grade school grammar teacher proud.</p> <p>Inside <em>English Grammar</em>:</p> <ul> <li><strong>English Grammar goofs</strong>—Avoid falling into the most common traps with guidelines for incomplete sentences, possessive pronouns with gerunds, dangling modifiers and more.</li> <li><strong>Word mix-ups</strong>—Learn the difference between common word misuses like sex vs. gender, its and it’s, whose and who’s, the list goes on…</li> <li><strong>Write with style</strong>—Make a good (and grammatically correct) impression with every sentence you pen using these easy writing hacks and suggestions.</li> </ul> <p>Everyone makes mistakes—but with this English grammar guide you’ll make a lot fewer of them. Period.</p>
Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day (Better English series)
by , Florence Sacks

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 15, 1999

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<DIV><P>Do you panic when you must decide whether to use “affect” or “effect”? Do verb tenses make you, well...tense?</P><P>This easy-to-use guide to grammar not only teaches you to use the right verb at the right time, but helps you brush up on all your rusty grammar skills so you can write and speak clear, error-free English with confidence.</P><P>You’ll also find:<ul><li>Thorough coverage of key areas of grammar.</li><li>Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills.</li><li>An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go.</li><li>A glossary for a quick review of any grammatical term discussed in the book.</li></ul></P><P>Even if you can’t spare 30 minutes a day to become grammatically correct, <I>Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day</I> allows you to customize your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series, this book is just what the teacher ordered!</P></DIV>
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
by Nicholas Ostler

Language

English

Pages

643

Publication Date

March 22, 2011

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<p>Nicholas Ostler's <em>Empires of the Word</em> is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe, these epic achievements and more are brilliantly explored, as are the fascinating failures of once "universal" languages. A splendid, authoritative, and remarkable work, it demonstrates how the language history of the world eloquently reveals the real character of our planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises.</p>
The Self-Learning Blueprint: A Strategic Plan to Break Down Compl...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

214

Publication Date

June 28, 2019

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<h2><b>An approach to instantly make sense of a topic when learning from scratch and teaching yourself.</b></h2><br />Embarking on anything new is daunting and scary. That’s why you need a blueprint to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are moving forward.<br /><br /><h2><b>The skill of self-learning is the ability to change your circumstances and get from Point A to Point B.</b></h2><br /><b><u>The Self-Learning Blueprint</b></u> is the compass that will get you to Point B. Numerous scientifically-proven techniques are covered, as well as an overarching set of plans to ensure that you synthesize and truly understand new information.<br /><br />We all think we know how to learn, but the truth is, we don’t know much beyond taking notes and re-reading them. This won’t get you where you want to go. <b>Learn how to learn from the ground up, all by yourself, on any subject matter.</b> This goes beyond simple improved study skills - you will understand the nature of information itself.<br /><br /><h2><b>Become an auto-didact: higher grades, better job prospects, more goals achieved, and the key to unlocking all doors in life.</b></h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Exact step-by-step methods to structure your learning and avoid information overload.</b></h2><br />•The four pillars of self-learning for expertise and comprehension.<br />•<b>Learning myths and the only thing you DO need for learning.</b><br />•How the 50-50 Rule ensures memorization.<br /><br /><h2><b>Make sure you’re not wasting your time with sub-optimal techniques.</b></h2><br />•How to combine old and new information to learn.<br />•<b>10 question types to unlock deeper understanding.</b><br />•The role of buoyancy, failure, and confidence in learning.<br /><br /><h1><b>Work and learn smarter by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top of this page.</b></h1><br />
The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You’re ready to write your book. You’ve accumulated hardwon knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world— and be recognized for your expertise, like those you’ve watched reap the benefits of a published book.<br /><br />You know you have to write it. You’ve heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. They’re right. It’s time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people—and maybe even the world.<br /><br />So why haven’t you done it yet?<br /><br />The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it’s bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar, The Scribe Method will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts Tucker Max and Zach Obront, you’ll overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From ...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<h2><b>30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one).</b></h2><br />Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, <b>a path to the end destination</b>. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.<br /><br /><h2><b>Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.</b></h2> <br /><b><u>Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools</u></b> sheds light on true intelligence: it’s not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. <b><i>It’s about how you think</i></b>, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.<br /><br /><h2>Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.</h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>The person with a hammer only sees nails. Become the person with a hammer, saw, sander, drill, screwdriver, and axe.</h2><br />•How to balance information and action without sacrificing speed - MM #3 and #5.<br />•<b>Understanding what data is really telling you - MM #8 and #10.</b><br />•Charles Darwin’s secret to clear and honest thinking - MM #11.<br /><br /><h2>Mental models for all walks of life: productivity, professional success, greater happiness, critical thinking, and decision-making.</h2><br />•Understanding correlation, causation, root causation, and proximate causation - MM #15 and #16.<br />•<b>Implementing anti-goals to find real priorities and focus - MM #19 and #23.</b><br />•Being able to predict the future with basic probabilistic thinking - MM #10 and #25.<br />•<b>How to strategically allocate your time and resources for biggest impact - MM #27 and #30.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Think in models and always be a step ahead. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON to become exceptional.</u></h2><br />
The Science of Getting Started: How to Beat Procrastination, Summ...
by Patrick King

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

May 17, 2019

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<h2><b><u>Outsmart your lazy and undisciplined tendencies.</u> Become a productivity machine and achieve your goals quickly.</b></h2><br />Procrastination is the monster that we are always running from. It lurks around every corner, and can completely sabotage your life. But you can learn to defeat it every time.<br /><br /><h2><b>A blueprint for getting into motion from a complete standstill. Understand and defeat your psychological blocks.</b></h2><br /><b><u>The Science of Getting Started</u></b> is a deep dive into our tendency to push things until the last minute possible. It uncovers the biological and evolutionary science behind procrastination, and how we can beat these instinctual drives to triumph in our career and personal life. A plethora of studies are analyzed and put into illuminating contexts.<br /><br /><b>Best of all, it’s a book of scientific solutions boiled down to everyday usefulness.</b> <i>You’ll be able to apply insight from this book immediately to slay your procrastination monster and get ahead of the pack.</i><br /><br /><h2><b> Get started instantly; now; today. Stop saying “I’ll do it later…”</b></h2><br /><i>Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and entrepreneur.</i> His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He has battled the procrastination monster his entire life and brings proven techniques to you. <br /><br /><h2>Discover discipline, willpower, and motivation that works for you. Defeat your inner sloth. Channel your inner beast.</h2><br />•A scientific and biological overview of your procrastination habit.<br />•<b>Warning signs to monitor your work ethic.</b><br />•Psychological tactics to trigger your brain to productivity.<br />•<b>How to structure and schedule your life to safeguard against procrastination.</b><br />•Simple yet effective tactics to get off your butt and into action.<br />•<b>How to beat analysis paralysis and other causes of mental freezing.</b><br /><br /><h2>Get more done in less time so you can enjoy your life instead of avoiding it.</h2><br />Become the most reliable person you know. Break your habit of missing goals and letting people down. The ability to defeat procrastination is the ability to accomplish exactly what you want and gain access to wherever you want to go. <br /><br /><h2><u>GET OFF YOUR BUTT and just get started by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page!</u></h2><br />
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
by Benjamin Dreyer

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The perfect graduation gift: A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually <i>want </i>to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus</b><br /> <br /><b>“Essential (and delightful!)”—<i>People, </i>“Book of the Week”</b><br /></b><br /> We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.<br /><br /> As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.<br /><br /> As authoritative as it is amusing, <i>Dreyer’s English</i> offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”<br /><br /> And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”<br /><br /> Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Dreyer<b><i>’s </i></b>English<br /></i></b><br />“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of <i>Dreyer’s English</i>.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Destined to become a classic.”<b>—<i>The Millions</i></b><br /><br /> “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i> (What to Read This Week)</b>
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised: A Lively and Ent...
by Thomas C. Foster

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

February 25, 2014

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<p>A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.</p><p>While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor</em> helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor.</p><p>What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.</p><p>This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.</p>

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