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Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.
In today's hypercompetitive business climate, managers who help employees achieve their individual potential stand to get-and stay-ahead. Managing People, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how. Learn to: Delegate the right work to the right employee Motivate people to outperform the competition Establish and empower effective teams Manage multiple projects and stay on track Inspire trust and lead in times of change The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
There are only twenty-four hours in a day, but you can make them count. Time Management, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how. Learn to: Set and prioritize goals, objectives, and tasks Create an effective schedule Avoid distractions and interruptions Respect other people's time Build a time-conscious organization The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
We've all done dumb stuff in our lives. We all have regrets. Yet none of us plans to mess up our lives. Why, then, does it keep happening? Life doesn't have to be that way. You can fool-proof your life...as this book shows. God's promise and pattern is for something better. In The Best Question Ever, Andy Stanley effectively teaches the practical and lasting value of simply asking this question about our actions in all of life's arenas: What is the wise thing for me to do, in light of my past experience, my present circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams? This book probes for honesty --it pushes us to open our eyes to reality and helps us expose the little (and big) self-deceptions we have.Prepare yourself. You are about to be introduced to a single question that will revolutionize the way you make decisions. Over the past twenty years, speaker and author Andy Stanley has shared the power of this question with thousands of students and adults all over the country. In this ground-breaking new book, Andy provides you with a filter through which to evaluate every decision in every arena of your life. As you are about to discover, the Best Question Ever will bring clarity to decisions involving your finances, your love life, your schedule, even your career. People everywhere agree that their greatest regret could have been avoided had they asked the Best Question Ever and then acted on their conclusions. A time-tested truth that has immediate application, the Best Question Ever has the power to change the trajectory of your entire life. Story Behind the BookAfter continually making decisions that were short-sighted and hasty, Andy Stanley sought counsel. In Ephesians 5:15 he read, "Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise." It was there that Andy discovered what he considers to be The Best Question Ever. From the Hardcover edition.
Can a Simple Question Foolproof Your Life? When it comes to sorting out the complexities of life, only wisdom can reveal the best path. Let's face it-we've all made some pretty dumb decisions in our lives. For most of us, there are chapters in the past we would like to rewrite. There's money we wish we had never spent, relationships we wish we had never started, and perhaps a few invitations we wish we had never accepted. Unfortunately, we can't do anything to reverse the bad decisions of the past. But there is certainly no reason to repeat them either. This six-part DVD and study guide focuses our attention on one crucial question that has the power to goof-proof our decision making from this point forward. Prepare yourself. You are about to be introduced to a question that will revolutionize the way you make decisions. Over the past twenty years, speaker and author Andy Stanley has shared the power of this question with thousands of students and adults all over the country. Designed for small group or personal use, this companion study guide toThe Best Question EverDVD will take you through the process of making wise decisions. This study guide includes six lessons. Each lesson includes easy-to-do exercises and discussion questions. Story Behind the Book In an effort to help people broken by bad decisions, Andy Stanley created a series first called Fool Proof. While searching the Bible for answers, he discovered the Best Question Ever.
Take the 100 best recipes from the author's classic (but out-of-print) The Art of Quick Breads, stir in 50 scrumptiously brand-new creations, and you have enough terrific quick breads to last a lifetime. Whether its Honey Lemon Cream Scones, a Brand-Glazed Zucchini Bread, or a Fresh Apricot Gingerbread, this is a deliciously soul-satisfying collection of treats. With The Best Quick Breads, a busy schedule no longer stands in the way of fresh baked goods. Most of the recipes can be prepared in a hurry--in less time than it takes to run to the corner bakery. This new collection of recipes from Beth Hensperger, 100 of them from her much-loved The Art of Quick Breads (now out of print) plus 50 brand-new creations, has favorite fare for breakfast on the run, lazy Sunday morning repasts, and elegant holiday brunches. A delightful array of savory recipes brings quick breads into all the meals of the day. Beyond the 150 breads, there are recipes for flavored syrups, sweet and savory sauces, and fresh jams and curds to add extra elegance when the occasion calls for it. Easy and quick, piping hot and delicious! Recipes include:Lemon-Poppy Seed BreadFresh Apple Coffee CakeBanana WafflesButtermilk Cherry SconesOat SconesOrange-Chocolate Chip MuffinsBlack Olive and Goat Cheese MuffinsSkillet Cornbread with WalnutsMushroom Oven Pancake with Chive SauceClassic CrêpesButternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage ButterChocolate Gingerbread with Bittersweet Glaze
Something in St. John's intense blue eyes reminded Jessa hill of her childhood friend. But Adam Alden was long dead... The handsome stranger had vowed to help her defeat Adam's father in the mayoral race. Yet St. John's quest for revenge seemed too personal for a casual acquaintance. Could St. John and Adam be the same man. . . and would he disappear with Jessa's heart a second time?Dameron St. John returned home with a new identity and a score to settle. But he wasn't prepared For The emotions that surfaced when he reunited with Jessa. Could he let her in once again... and together would they slay his demons once and for all?
Thirteen years ago, Tom Clone was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of Ivy Campbell. Then the chance discovery of the murder weapon - and the subsequent DNA tests - proved what Tom had claimed from day on: someone else killed Ivy. Arriving in Boulder, Colorado, to stay with his grandfather, Tom turns to clinical psychologist Alan Gregory to help him readjust to life outside prison. But psychological support isn't the only help Tom needs: the policemen who put Tom away make sure he knows they think he is still guilty; then his grandfather is attacked. And then, mysteriously, Tom disappears . . . Alan's unravelling of the truth becomes a desperate race against time in the treacherous Colorado mountains. For what he discovers is the dark chaos of a disturbing past, the twisted logic of a tormented mind, and a thirst for revenge that knows no bounds . . .
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students is here to help ambitious, high-performing students get the most out of the educational process. This guide will help students find honors, awards, and life-changing opportunities. In addition to our descriptive award listings, there are also sections on writing about yourself, preparing a strong curriculum vitae/resume, and obtaining strong letters of recommendation. Peterson's also has advice for parents of accomplished students and advice from past student award winners. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Advice for Parents provides strategies and resources to help parents mentor their child to achieve his or her academic and professional potential. It includes tips on identifying a child's gifts, becoming a child's advocate without becoming a "helicopter parent," and looking for opportunities to enhance a child's education outside of school. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Advice from Student Winners: What's the Secret? lets readers hear the voices of students who have had great success in applying for the types of awards described in this book. These award winners describe their approach to the application process, and they offer their own educational advice for other students. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-How to Write About Yourself focuses on how to craft a strong personal statement. In addition, there are shorthand lists of do's and don'ts for writing personal statements that help readers further develop their writing styles. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Obtaining Strong Letters of Recommendation helps students choose the best recommenders and prep them with the information they need to do a great job in writing the recommendation. It assists students in distinguishing between college and scholarship recommendations, approaching professors about letters of recommendation, and preparing letter of recommendation portfolios. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Preparing a Strong Curriculum Vitae/Resume walks students through the process of preparing their resumes or CVs. Examples of actual resumes and CVs are included, along with strategies for selecting what should and should not appear on a resume and/or CV. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
A group of some of the best science fiction of the year.
Writer and Editor Lester Del Rey picks out stories by Poul Anderson, Hayford Pearce, Jone and Verner Vinj, and Clifford Simakto go with stories from a couple of less well knows writerrs. Mr. Del Rey also writes a forward and at the end The Science Fiction yearbook which discusses Lesters take on the sttate of Science Fiction in 1975. He also lists the hugo and Nebula winners. This is the editor who with his wife Judy Lynn made Del Rey Books the leader in science fiction publishing during the 70's.
Chapters from 8 Books for Young People with Lessons for Teaching the Basic Elements of Literature.
"The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance" by Eleanor Arnason "Mayflower II" by Stephen Baxter "The Fear Gun" by Judith Berman "Sergeant Chip" by Bradley Denton "Arabian Wine" by Gregory Feeley "Men Are Trouble" by James Patrick Kelly "Shadow Twin" by Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin, and Daniel Abraham "Under the Flag of Night" by Ian McDowell "The Gorgon in the Cupboard" by Patricia A. McKillip "The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross
The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker; The Green Leopard Plague by Walter Jon Williams; In Springdale Town by Robert Freeman Wexkr; The Swastika Bomb by John Meaney; Jailwise by Lucius Shepard; Just Like the Ones We Used to Know by Connie Willis; Greetings by Terry Bisson; Awake in the Night by John C. Wright; Off on a Starship by William Barton This is the first in what I hope will become a series. It is published by the Science Fiction Book Club and offers an opportunity for works of a greater length to appear in book form. Well-known authors like Walter Jon Williams and Connie Willis are interspersed with authors that are very little known such as John Meaney and John C. Wright. They seem well chosen and good reading.
This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights, an archetypal nineteenth-century morality tale of pathos and loss, to the famous Notes from the Underground, a story of guilt, ineffectiveness, and uncompromising cynicism, and the first major work of existential literature. Among Dostoevsky's prototypical characters is Yemelyan in The Honest Thief, whose tragedy turns on an inability to resist crime. Presented in chronological order, in David Magarshack's celebrated translation, this is the definitive edition of Dostoevsky's best stories.
Stories to make you laugh and cry, they interweave themes of being Jewish, a lesbian, a feminist. The now-classic award-winning piece, "A Letter to Harvey Milk," begins the collection and draws you right in. Hilarious "Of Balloons and Bubbles" tells of a butch woman taking friend's 2½ year old out for an afternoon while trying to decide whether to have her own child or not. In "The Babka Sisters," an old Jewish woman giving an oral history, tells of her coming out. "Homo Alone," is a familiar piece about going to the parents' for Thanksgiving. There are stories about AIDS, coming out, aging, finding woman-love on a kibbutz, how alternative insemination alters a relationship, eroticism at all ages. This is truly a collection spanning the award-winning author's works. Highly recommended!
The ultimate soup cookbook-from James Beard Cookbook of the Year award-winning author Clifford Wright Soup is an affordable, popular dish the world over. In The Best Soups in the World, renowned food scholar and cookbook author Clifford Wright compiles the globe's most delicious soups into a single collection, exploring the history and cultural significance of each recipe along the way. Perfect for cooks at any level of experience, the book includes traditional American and thrilling international flavors alike-from Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle to Thai Mushroom and Chile to Mexican Roasted Poblano and Three Cheese to Tuscan White Bean. A great value-features 300 recipes in an affordable, beautiful paperback format Clifford Wright is a highly-respected cookbook author who has won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award and the James Beard Award for Best Writing on Food The perfect soup cookbook for anyone who loved Wright's highly acclaimed casseroles cookbook Bake Until Bubbly The Best Soups in the World presents exciting, enticing, easy-to-prepare recipes using common, easy-to-find ingredients-perfect for budget-conscious cooks whose tastes know no boundaries.
THE PRINCETON REVIEW KNOWS COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. Looking for a great college in Florida, Virginia, the Carolinas, or other south-east states? The Princeton Review can help! In this eBook, we bring you profiles of the 75 best schools in the Southeast, including:*DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more *DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION that gives tuition, application criteria, deadlines, student to faculty ratios, graduation rates, and the most popular majors*COVERAGE OF SCHOOLS IN SOUTH EAST STATES: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia The profiles in The Best Southeastern Colleges are selected from The Princeton Review's popular mega-guide, The Best 378 Colleges. Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best Southeastern Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the best schools in the Southeast to consider.
The tradition of stew-making is as old as the invention of the first pot, so it is only natural that a piping-hot, rib-sticking stew is comforting in a very primal sort of way. In The Best Stews in the World, Cliff Wright takes cooks on a culinary voyage around the world to discover the favorite comfort foods of nearly 50 countries. These 300 recipes are the real deal: classic home food complete with culinary pedigrees. Here you can find authentic versions of Swedish Meatball Stew, Ossobuco alla Milanese, African Groundnut Stew, Irish Stew, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Coq au Vin, Maine Lobster Stew, Spicy Indian Vegetable Stew, and much more. The Best Stews in the World is organized by each recipe's predominant ingredient: beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.
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