On a Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment in America (Studies in Composition and Rhetoric)

By Norbert Elliot

Worry and Trembling? surprise and Awe? Which set of statements most sensible describes the sentiments surrounding the overview of writing skill in academic settings? This e-book - the 1st old learn of its sort - starts with Harvard University’s 1874 requirement that first-year pupil candidates publish a quick composition as a part of the admissions approach; the booklet concludes with the varsity Board’s 2005 requirement for an essay to be submitted as a part of the recent SAT®: Reasoning try out. meant for lecturers who needs to organize scholars to post their writing for formal review, directors who needs to make serious judgements in keeping with attempt rankings, and coverage makers who needs to allocate assets in line with review platforms, On a Scale offers a much-needed ancient and conceptual historical past to questions bobbing up from nationwide recognition to scholar writing skill.

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65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper (2nd Edition)

By Lauren Sullivan

YOUR existence . . . IN three hundred phrases OR LESS

It's a frightening activity. Even the main pro execs locate company university software essays to be one of the toughest items they ever write. With a various pool of gifted humans employing to the nation's most sensible faculties from the main profitable businesses and prestigious undergraduate courses on this planet, an easy biography detailing accomplishments and pursuits isn't adequate. candidates want transparent and compelling arguments that seize admissions officials and completely refuse to permit go.

To support them write the essays that get them accredited into Harvard or any of the country's different best courses, the employees of The Harbus---HBS's scholar newspaper---have up-to-date and revised their number of sixty-five real software essays in addition to their targeted research of them in order that candidates might be capable to:

* steer clear of universal pitfalls

* Play to their strengths

* Get their message across

Wherever they're making use of, the recommendation and established options in sixty five profitable Harvard enterprise university software Essays provide enterprise pros and undergraduates the insider's wisdom to industry themselves such a lot successfully and actually personal the method.

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A Writer's Reference

By Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers

For luck in university, no ability is extra serious than writing; it’s the very center of a student’s educational event. proven and depended on, A Writer’s Reference is a vital device for college kids who're strengthening conduct and talents that might help them all through university.

In an April 2014 survey of first-year writers, seventy five percentage said that utilizing a Hacker instruction manual made them a extra convinced educational author. What’s extra, A Writer’s Reference has been a robust instrument for switch throughout university campuses—helping to create a tradition of writing at many colleges via aiding a typical language for speaking approximately educational writing. In that means, A Writer’s Reference is uniquely situated to aid remodel attitudes in regards to the price of writing guide and the function that writing performs in educational paintings and in greater studying.

With this 8th variation of the guide, writer Nancy Sommers invitations you to be a part of a group of these who train and assign writing; who think that severe analyzing, analytical writing, dependable study, and readability are on the heart of potent writing around the academy; and who use the nation’s best-selling and so much responsive guide to aid the improvement of the school writer.

LaunchPad combines an interactive booklet with high quality multimedia content material and ready-made evaluation thoughts, together with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Pre-built devices are effortless to assign or adapt together with your personal fabric, equivalent to readings, video clips, quizzes, chat groups, and extra. LaunchPad additionally presents entry to a grade e-book that gives a transparent window on functionality to your entire category, for person scholars, and for person assignments. the result's stronger e-book particular content material in a step forward consumer interface during which strength and straightforwardness cross hand in hand.

To package deal LaunchPad unfastened with A Writer's Reference, 8th version, use ISBN 978-1-319-00920-5.

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As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary PreHistory of Virtual Reality

Named one of many "Best Books of 2012" via the Editors of The Huffington Post  many folks during the international "inhabit" imaginary worlds communally and many times, parsing Harry Potter and exploring on-line universes. those actions might sound irresponsibly escapist, yet heritage tells one other tale. starting within the overdue 19th century, while Sherlock Holmes turned the world's first "virtual fact" personality, readers started to colonize imaginary worlds, debating critical matters and viewing fact in provisional, "as if" phrases instead of via essentialist, "just so" views. From Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and Tolkien's Middle-earth to the area of Warcraft and moment existence, As If presents a cultural heritage that finds how we will stay enchanted yet no longer deluded in an age the place delusion and fact more and more intertwine.

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Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process

By Peter Elbow

A vintage guide for somebody who must write, Writing With Power speaks to each person who has wrestled with phrases whereas trying to achieve strength with them. the following, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the basic actions underlying stable writing and the fundamental routines selling it are fairly now not tricky at all.

Employing a cookbook strategy, Elbow offers the reader (and author) with numerous recipes: for buying phrases down on paper, for revising, for facing an viewers, for purchasing suggestions on an article, and nonetheless different recipes for forthcoming the secret of strength in writing. In a brand new creation, he bargains his reflections at the unique version, discusses the responses from those who have his recommendations, how his equipment may possibly range from different strategies, and the way his unique themes are nonetheless pertinent to brand new author. by means of taking dangers and embracing error, Elbow hopes the author may perhaps by some means discover a carry at the inventive strategy and be capable of heighten mentalities--the construction of writing and the revision of it.

From scholars and academics to novelists and poets, Writing with Power reminds us that we will be able to rejoice the makes use of of poser, chaos, nonplanning, and magic, whereas reaching research, wakeful keep watch over, explicitness, and care in no matter what it really is we set down on paper.

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Creating Characters: How to Build Story People

By Dwight V. Swain

A jargon-free guide at the fundamentals of constructing attention-grabbing fictional characters

Vibrant, plausible characters aid force a fictional tale. in addition to a smart plot, well-drawn characters make us are looking to proceed studying a singular or end observing a film. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain indicates how writers can invent fascinating characters and enhance them in order that they stream a narrative along.

“The middle of character,” he says in bankruptcy 1, “lies in every one person tale person’s skill to care approximately anything; to think implicitly or explicitly, that whatever is important.” construction on that foundation—the ability to care—Swain takes the would-be author step by step during the basics of discovering and constructing “characters who flip you on.” This uncomplicated yet thought-provoking how-to is a worthy software for either the amateur and the professional writer.

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Technical Communication

By Mike Markel

Instructors understand that Mike Markel’s Technical Communication will organize their scholars for any office writing state of affairs. No different textual content bargains this sort of entire advent to the sphere whereas nonetheless supplying functional, powerful aid for college students at each point. The 11th version has been completely revised to reframe the paintings of technical communicators within the context of today’s hugely collaborative, quickly evolving electronic practices. clean, social-media pushed pattern files and assurance of the most recent instruments and applied sciences make sure that scholars paintings with the categories of tactics and items they’ll come upon at the activity.

The textual content is now followed and greater via LaunchPad for Technical Communication, an internet path area with an interactive publication, multimedia pattern records for research, tutorials on electronic writing instruments, a brand new attempt financial institution, studying Curve adaptive quizzes that supply scholars extra how one can grasp the cloth, and lots more and plenty extra. Get all our nice course-specific fabrics in a single totally customizable house on-line; then assign and combine our assets with yours.

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Story Engineering

By Larry Brooks

What makes a very good tale or a screenplay great?

The overwhelming majority of writers commence the storytelling procedure with just a partial figuring out the place to start. a few exertions their whole lives with out ever studying that winning tales are as established upon reliable engineering as they're artistry. however the fact is, except you're grasp of the shape, functionality and standards of profitable storytelling, sitting down and pounding out a primary draft with no making plans is an useless method to begin.

Story Engineering begins with the factors and the structure of storytelling, the engineering and layout of a story--and makes use of it because the foundation for narrative. the best power of any tale is located within the method six particular elements of storytelling mix and empower one another at the web page. while rendered artfully, they turn into a sum in way over their parts.

You'll learn how to wrap your head round the massive images of storytelling at a certified point via a brand new strategy that indicates tips on how to mix those six center potential which include:

  • Four elemental abilities of idea, personality, subject matter, and tale constitution (plot)
  • Two executional abilities of scene building and writing voice

The actual magic of storytelling occurs whilst those six middle abilities interact in ideal concord. And the simplest half? somebody can do it!

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Cinco Golpes De Genio. Técnicas Fundamentales En El Arte De Escribir Cuentos (Guías del escritor)

Estamos ante un libro que responde a un interés básico: enseñar cómo se escriben buenos relatos. Sus páginas son un viaje a través de relatos geniales escritos por autores que revolucionaron el género. Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis Borges, J.D.Salinger, Ryunosuke Akutagawa y Ambrose Bierce, son los maestros que nos sumergen en este mundo fascinante. Técnicas básicas como el tratamiento del tiempo o el punto de vista, junto a otras más avanzadas como las cajas chinas o las multiperspectivas, encuentran aquí un espacio de análisis dirigido a l. a. enseñanza. l. a. gran virtud que tiene este libro es los angeles sencillez, amiga de los angeles cabal comprensión y el óptimo entrenamiento en el arte del relato. Cada capítulo está elaborado de manera amena, con humor, sin abandonar el rigor del análisis. Si quieres escribir relatos, este es un buen camino.

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