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Better Spelling In 30 Minutes A Day

by Robert W. Emery and Harry H. Crosby

Do you use the dictionery more then you think you should? Are the business memos you write filled with embarassing spelling mistakes? Have you recieved alot of low grades on your papers because of poor spelling? Did you notice that some of the words in the above questions (dictionary, fhan, embarrassing, received, a lot) were misspelled? If not, you need this book. This easy-to-use workbook not only teaches you how to avoid misspellings like the ones above, but sharpens your skills so you can recognize spelling errors right away. You'll write clean English, improve your grades (if you're a student) and increase your chances for finding a new or better job. (After all, resumes and cover letters with misspelled words often are discarded.) You'll also find: •Diagnostic exercises that allow you to identify your weak spelling areas. •Thorough coverage of key areas of phonics. •The most commonly misspelled words and tricks for spelling them right. •Ample opportunity for proofreading practice. •Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills. •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. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to learn how to break your addiction to your computer's spell checker, Better Spelling In 30 Minutes a Day allows you to custom-design your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series—Better Grammar In 30 Minutes a Day and Better Sentence Writing In 30 Minutes a Day—this book is just what the teacher ordered!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing (Tenth Edition)

by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper

The best-selling college rhetoric for over 25 years, The St. Martin's Guide has achieved an unmatched record of success by providing practical innovations for the ever-changing composition course. The acclaimed step-by-step Guides to Writing offer sure-fire invention strategies to get students started, sentence strategies to get and keep students writing, and thoughtful revision strategies to help students make their writing their own. With more hands-on activities for critical reading and working with sources, greater emphasis on the rhetorical situation, a revamped design that helps students see what they need to do at a glance, and a greater variety of formats (cloth, paper, loose-leaf, and e-books), the Guide is better than ever. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The St. Martin's Guide, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

How to Write a Term Paper

by Nancy Everhart

Describes the steps in writing a term paper, including choosing a topic, doing research, writing an outline, taking notes, doing a rough draft, and editing the final paper.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

The Little, Brown Essential Handbook (Eighth Edition)

by Jane E. Aaron

For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook , Eighth Edition, is a brief, accessible, and inexpensive pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. It provides: · Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers: Help students at all levels of learning. · Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines. · Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids: Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Success as an Online Student

by Kevin J. Fandl and Jamie D. Smith

This book presents concise guidance to make the online learning journey enjoyable, productive, and most of all, worthwhile.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Bridging the Gap

by Brenda D. Smith

A guide on how to read at the college level.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Developing Study Skills, Taking Notes and Tests, Using Dictionaries and Libraries

by Marcia J. Coman and Kathy L. Heavers

Were you ever taught how to study? Instructors often assume that students beyond grade school know and use good study techniques. You may know some people who seem to be able to do more in less time and get good grades besides. How do they do it? In this unit you will learn some simple techniques that good students consider most important when studying. Now you can discover some of their secrets.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Writing Up Qualitative Research

by Harry F. Wolcott

This author provides practical advice on how to write up research results gleaned from qualitative studies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

College Writing Skills with Readings

by John Langan

Grounded in John Langan's Four Bases - unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support - College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

The Bedford Researcher, 4th Edition

by Mike Palmquist

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, "The Bedford Researcher" addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. "The Bedford Researcher" strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

A Basic Reader for College Writers

by Janet M. Goldstein and Christopher G. Hayes and David I. Daniels

Although this is designed to be a textbook, many readers will enjoy the essays, which are written by a range of authors that includes Jane Brody, John Kellmayer, Ben Fong-Torres, and Mary E. Mebane. The topics of these thirty-two essays cover throwing away food, overcoming alcoholism, learning from Japanese prisons, and baseball.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Success Strategies

by Kim Gurnee

The book presents fourteen success strategies in a concise format and helps students cultivate the mindset that focuses on growth.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

How to Study (5th edition)

by Ron Fry

How to Study has gained immense popularity among students of all ages for one simple reason: It works. Now updated and expanded for the information age, this "A-plus" read includes how to create a work environment, excel in class, use the library, do research online, and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

by Lynne Truss

English spelling, punctuation, and grammatical terms, (e.g., "stop" for our "period") are deliberately retained in this U.S. edition, as the publisher states in his Note. Chapters on present and former use of the comma, apostrophe, colon, semicolon, dash, ellipses, other punctuation marks presented with humor. You'll laugh and be entertained as well as edified. People who read by listening will have a problem because the words will sound the same whether they are spelled nd punctuated correctly or not, e.g., d o n apostrophe t or d o n t. You may need to have punctuation spoken, at least for the chapter on the apostrophe, or have someone read to you and explain.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

College Writer

by Patrick Sebranek and Verne Meyer and Randall Vandermey and John Van Rys

Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text--with a Rhetoric, a Reader, a Researcher, and a Handbook--for students at any skill level. The clear visual "at-a-glance" format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic and career writing--from using the appropriate voice to incorporating references--and offer models for students' own papers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

How to Read a Book

by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer J. Adler

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living 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. 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. 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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

LSAT 180

by Eric Goodman

The challenging practice and proven strategies you need to get a perfect score on the LSAT. This advanced guide includes: the toughest questions, the most effective logic games tactics, powerful reading comprehension strategies, top scoring logical reasoning techniques

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

LSAT For Dummies

by Amy Hackney Blackwell and Scott Hatch and Zimmer Hatch

A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT scoreIf you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities.Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantageExamines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sampleFor aspiring law school students, LSAT For Dummies is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

CompetitiveEdge:A Guide to Business Programs 2013

by Peterson's

Peterson's CompetitiveEdge: A Guide to Graduate Business Programs 2013 is a user-friendly guide to hundreds of graduate business programs in the United States, Canada, and abroad. Readers will find easy-to-read narrative descriptions that focus on the essential information that defines each business school or program, with photos offering a look at the faces of students, faculty, and important campus locales. Quick Facts offer indispensible data on costs and financial aid information, application deadlines, valuable contact information, and more. Also includes enlightening articles on today's MBA degree, admissions and application advice, new business programs, and more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Playing The Game

by Frederick Frank and Karl Stein

irreverent book on earning graduate degrees

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Cracking the New GMAT, 2013 Edition

by Princeton Review

If you need to know it for the next-generation GMAT, it's in this book. Cracking the New GMAT, 2013 Edition has been completely revised and updated for the June 2012 changes to the GMAT. This ebook edition has had all questions, answers, and explanations cross-linked for easy on-screen viewing, and includes: * Access to 2 full-length practice tests * Tons of sample problems and drills in the book covering all 4 GMAT sections, plus more extra practice on the companion web site * Step-by-step instruction on the new GMAT question types: table analysis, graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning, and two-part analysis * Thorough review of all tested topics, including data sufficiency, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, sentence correction, reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and more

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Law School For Dummies

by Rebecca Fae Greene

The straightforward guide to surviving and thriving in law school Every year more than 40,000 students enter law school and at any given moment there are over 125,000 law school students in the United States. Law school's highly pressurized, super-competitive atmosphere often leaves students stressed out and confused, especially in their first year. Balancing life and schoolwork, passing the bar, and landing a job are challenges that students often need help facing. In Law School For Dummies, former law school student Rebecca Fae Greene uses straight talk, sound advice, and gentle humor to help students sort through the swamp of coursework and focus on what's important-all while maintaining a life. She also offers rare insight on the law school experience for women, minorities, non-traditional, and non-Ivy League students.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition

by Joe Kraynak and Ron Woldoff

A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE--now with a bonus CD-ROMThe Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.An updated test prep guide to the GREStrategies for all the question types on the 2011 examTwo fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM--for a total of 5 practice testsHundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughsEverything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROMWith clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

LSAT Exam Cram

by Michael Bellomo

LSAT Examination Preparation Guide

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Verbal Workout for the GRE, 5th Edition

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. The Princeton Review's Verbal Workout for the GRE gives you everything you need to practice your way to perfection on the verbal sections of the GRE exam. Inside, you'll find useful reviews of key test topics, strategies for tackling tough questions, and all the practice you need to get the score you want.This eBook edition has been optimized for digital viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need · 250+ practice and quiz questions with detailed answers and explanations · Coverage of all question types: text completion, reading comprehension, and sentence equivalence· Important essay writing tips and rules for the Analytical Writing Section· Practice Issue and Argument essay prompts and sample essay responses · Dozens of important vocabulary words that you'll need to know for the Analytical Writing and Verbal sections of the GRE

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School


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