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Woe Is I

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 9781101458051
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us: • Avoid the persistent (and persistently embarrassing) grammatical errors that bewilder the best andthe brightest • Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle • Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die Frauen Von Savannah

Author : Beth Hoffman
ISBN : 9783462305968
Genre : Fiction
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Eine Hymne auf die Freundschaft; ein Roman, der das Herz erwärmtEin sommerfrischer Südstaaten-Roman aus den USA: Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird die zwölfjährige CeeCee Honeycutt von ihrer Großtante Tootie aufgenommen, die in Savannah, Georgia, ein wunderschönes Südstaatenhaus mit riesigem Garten bewohnt. Umsorgt von drei warmherzigen Frauen kann CeeCee ihre schwierige Kindheit in Ohio hinter sich lassen und blüht auf.Ohio 1967: Die zwölfjährige CeeCee hat es nicht leicht. Ihre Mutter lebt in Gedanken im Jahr 1951, als sie Zwiebelkönigin von Vidalia und glücklich war. Manchmal läuft sie tagsüber im Ballkleid durch die Straßen und wirft Vorüberfahrenden Kusshändchen zu. Als die Mutter eines Tages von einem Eiswagen erfasst wird und stirbt, schickt der völlig überforderte Vater CeeCee zu Tante Tootie nach Savannah, die sie mit offenen Armen aufnimmt.Dort, im liebevoll dekorierten Südstaatenhaus mit üppig duftendem Garten, blüht CeeCee allmählich auf. Zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben wird sie behütet. Neben ihrer Großtante kümmert sich die schwarze Köchin Oletta um sie und verwöhnt sie mit Zuckerpfirsichen, Zimtschnecken und Holundersaft. Als es zu einem rassistischen Überfall kommt, ist CeeCees neues Glück auf einmal in Gefahr. Doch die Frauen halten zusammen...Die Frauen von Savannah ist ein herzergreifender Roman, der das Leben feiert und von der Kraft der Freundschaft erzählt.

Spur Der Nacht

Author : Patricia Briggs
ISBN : 9783641086985
Genre : Fiction
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Der Mystery-Bestseller von der Autorin von „Drachenzauber“ und „Rabenzauber“: Mercy Thompson ist stolze Besitzerin einer kleinen Autowerkstatt. Und sie ist eine Walkerin – das heißt, sie verfügt über die Gabe, sich in einen Kojoten zu verwandeln. Als sie in einen mysteriösen Mordfall hineingezogen wird und auf eigene Faust ermittelt, gerät sie in tödliche Gefahr ...

The Elements Of Expression

Author : Arthur Plotnik
ISBN : 9781936740246
Genre : Reference
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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."

Erfolgreich Pr Sentieren F R Dummies

Author : Malcolm L. Kushner
ISBN : 9783527706068
Genre : Business presentations
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Es gibt unzählige Gelegenheiten, an denen Sie etwas präsentieren und sich und Ihre Idee überzeugend vertreten müssen - egal, ob Sie die aktuellen Verkaufszahlen vorstellen, einen Vortrag vor Ihren Vereinskollegen halten oder aus dem Stegreif etwas präsentieren müssen. Malcolm Kushner zeigt, wie Sie es richtig machen und spricht alle möglichen Aspekte der Präsentation an: Aufbau und Stil einer Rede, Körpersprache und der Umgang mit Lampenfieber, der richtige Einsatz des Präsentationsprogramms PowerPoint, das Eingehen auf das Publikum und die Auswahl des richtigen Raums - ein Rundum-Sorglos-Paket für sicheres Präsentieren!

May I Quote You On That

Author : Stephen Spector
ISBN : 9780190215293
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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We all use language in different ways, depending on the situations we find ourselves in. In formal contexts we are usually expected to use a formal level of Standard English-the English codified in grammars, usage guides, and dictionaries. In May I Quote You on That? Stephen Spector offers a new approach to learning Standard English grammar and usage. The product of Spector's forty years of teaching courses on the English language, this book makes the conventions of formal writing and speech easier and more enjoyable to learn than traditional approaches usually do. Each lesson begins with humorous, interesting, or instructive illustrative quotations from writers, celebrities, and historical figures. Mark Twain appears alongside Winston Churchill, Yogi Berra, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert, Oprah, Lady Gaga, and many others. These quotations allow readers to infer the rules and word meanings from context. And if they stick in readers' memory, they can serve as models for the rules they exemplify. The lessons then offer short essays, written in a conversational style, on the history of the rules or the words being discussed. But because English is constantly changing, the essays offer not only the traditional rules of Standard English, but also the current opinions of usage panelists, stylists, and language specialists. When rules are controversial, Spector offers advice about stylistic choices. A companion website features a workbook with practice drills. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to write well. It's aimed at those who are applying to college, taking the SAT, or writing a job application, an essay, or anything else that requires clear and effective communication.

A Guide To Becoming A Scholarly Practitioner In Student Affairs

Author : Lisa J. Hatfield
ISBN : 9781620361542
Genre : Education
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Student affairs professionals are increasingly being called upon to become scholar practitioners, to reflect on and share their experiences to further the knowledge of the field, and to disseminate practices to promote student learning and development. This book offers practical guidance to anyone in the field interested in presenting at conferences or publishing in scholarly and professional journals, and sets the work of scholarly practice in the context of its vital role of influencing and shaping the future of student affairs, and in promoting continuous learning. The authors demystify the processes of producing research and scholarly work; address motivation and barriers such as time-constraints or confidence; and provide advice on developing ideas, writing, getting feedback, staying on task, identifying the appropriate outlets and venues for ideas, submitting proposals, as well as on speaking and presentation skills. It also directs readers to books and online resources and presents the reflections of senior student affairs officers on scholarship in the profession. As the authors state, student affairs professionals are often in the best position to test the myths about what really works for college students to have access, persist, and graduate. Through their daily interactions with students they develop the grounding for theories and strategies to improve the college experience, none of which can be advanced without scholarship, without presenting and writing, and the debate that they stimulate. This book is intended for student affairs professionals at all levels. It sets the context for those starting their careers as they navigate and understand their new roles; aims to inspire mid-level professionals to present or write about their experiences and contributions; and offers senior administrators strategies to pursue their own scholarship while creating a supportive environment for their staff to do so, and develop their agency and professional growth in the process.

20 Masterplots

Author : Ronald B. Tobias
ISBN : 3861503026
Genre : Handlung Literatur - Kreatives Schreiben - Ratgeber
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Wayang Kulit

Author : Iris Dittrich
ISBN : 3631348754
Genre : Shadow shows
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Das javanische Schattentheater wayang kulit gilt als der Inbegriff javanischer Kunst und Ethik. Anhand einer historischen Analyse der wayang kulit Rezeptionsgeschichte kann jedoch gezeigt werden, dass der Stellenwert des wayang kulit als -klassische- Theaterform zum grossen Teil Produkt der in der Kolonialzeit entstandenen und von der kolonialen Elite weiterentwickelten Interpretationen ist. Wayang kulit wird in einen historischen und sozio-politischen Rahmen gestellt, um zu analysieren, wie die wissenschaftlichen Kategorien Europas das heutige Verstandnis vom wayang kulit gepragt und verandert haben."

Qualitative Research

Author : Tim Sensing
ISBN : 9781630877729
Genre : Religion
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The Association of Theological Schools states, The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry degree is to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the MDiv degree and have engaged in ministerial leadership. The goals an institution adopts for the DMin should include an advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of ministry, enhanced competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills, the integration of these dimensions into the theologically reflective practice of ministry, new knowledge about the practice of ministry, and continued growth in spiritual maturity . . . The program shall include the design and completion of a written doctoral-level project that addresses both the nature and the practice of ministry. The project should be of sufficient quality that it contributes to the practice of ministry as judged by professional standards and has the potential for application in other contexts of ministry. Doctor of Ministry projects are a type of participatory action research that introduces an intervention in order to provide ministerial leadership for the transformation of the organization. The intent of Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach for Doctor of Ministry Projects is to provide the fundamentals of qualitative research so that significant projects and theses emerge.

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