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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</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>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Mark Twain. The Complete Novels
by Mark Twain

Language

English

Pages

2813

Publication Date

January 04, 2019

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CONTENTS:<br /><br />1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today<br />2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer<br />3. The Prince and the Pauper<br />4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court<br />6. The American Claimant<br />7. Tom Sawyer Abroad<br />8. Pudd'nhead Wilson<br />9. Tom Sawyer, Detective<br />10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc<br />11. A Horse's Tale<br />12. The Mysterious Stranger<br />13. A Double Barreled Detective Story (BONUS)
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by , Dan Heath

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

January 02, 2007

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era.<br /></b><br /><br /> Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.” <br /><br /> In <i>Made to Stick</i>, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits.<br /><br /> <i>Made to Stick</i> will transform the way you communicate. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice.<br />  <br /> Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, <i>Made to Stick</i> shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.<br /><br /> <br /> BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's <i>Switch</i>.
Instant Business Letters: 201 Letters for Every Occasion (Thorson...
by Iain Maitland

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 31, 2012

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<p>Everything you need to know to become a first-class letter writer. Includes over 200 examples of business letters that can be used immediately or amended to suit your own purposes.</p><p>Writing a business letter is something that many people find difficult, but this invaluable ebook contains everything you need to know to become a first-class letter writer.</p><p>In his clear, straightforward style, Iain Maitland shows you how to plan a letter and choose the correct approach, layout and style to suit every occasion.</p><p>Instant Business Letters also contains over 200 examples of letters - such as ‘acceptances’, ‘complaints’, ‘enquiries’ and ‘warnings’ - that you can use immediately or amend for your own purposes.</p>
Leadership: Theory and Practice
by Peter G. Northouse

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

February 09, 2018

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<p>In this fully updated <strong>Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice</strong>, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership. <br /><br /><br /><br />Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership. <br /><br /><div> </div><br /></p>
Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any ...
by Benny Lewis

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

March 11, 2014

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<p>Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, <em>Fluent In 3 Months</em>. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. <em>Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World</em> is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.</p>
Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication
by Oren Jay Sofer

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b>Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations.</b><br /><br />We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating. <br /><br /> The techniques in <i>Say What You Mean</i> will help you to:<br /> ·      Feel confident during conversation<br /> ·      Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction<br /> ·      Listen for the authentic concerns behind what others say<br /> ·      Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations<br /> ·      Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions
How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book)
by , Mortimer J. Adler

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

May 10, 2011

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With half a million copies in print,<I> How to Read a Book</I> is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.<BR><BR>Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a <I>living</I> classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. <BR> <BR>Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.<BR> <BR>Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'...
by Jessica Brody

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b>The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.</b></b><br /><br />Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

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