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Peterson's Master the SAT: Writing provides an in-depth review of the SAT essay. Test-takers will find informative writing strategies, including information on multiple-choice writing questions (identifying sentence errors, improving sentences, and improving paragraphs), an explanation of the writing process and the SAT essay, and a guide to good writing, which includes vocabulary lists of irregular verbs and confusing words. Peterson's Master the SAT provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND offers hundreds of practice questions to help them prepare for test day. For more information see Peterson's Master the SAT.
Peterson's Master the Special Agent Exam: Special Agent Math reviews quantitative reasoning/arithmetic reasoning question formats and problem solving strategies. Test takers will find tips and suggestions for solving ratio and proportion, work rate, distance and time, interest, taxation, profit and loss, and payroll problems. Peterson's Master the Special Agent Exam will prepare readers for a career serving their community and helping others. For more information see Peterson's Master the Special Agent Exam.
Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE: Mathematics Review provides an in-depth review of the mathematics, quantitative ability, and quantitative comparison questions in the SSAT and ISEE. Hundreds of exercises and answer explanations will help test-takers get the math practice they need to prepare them for test day. Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND assists parents with guidance on selecting, applying to, and paying for private school. For more information see Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE.
Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE: Reading Review provides an overview of reading comprehension questions that appear in the SSAT and ISEE. Test-takers will learn strategies to assess and master different reading passage questions, including identifying the main idea, locating details, defining a meaningful word, and drawing inferences in the passage. Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND assists parents with guidance on selecting, applying to, and paying for private school. For more information see Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE.
Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE: Vocabulary Review helps readers learn about word arithmetic and analysis. Test-takers will learn to decipher words by understanding the meaning of their prefixes and stems. Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND assists parents with guidance on selecting, applying to, and paying for private school. For more information see Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE.
Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel? Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly? Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists? This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
When the first edition of Masterful Coaching was published, it quickly became the standard resource for anyone who was a coach, considering becoming a coach, or curious about being an extraordinary coach. In this completely revised third edition of his groundbreaking book, Hargrove presents his profound insights into the journey to of becoming a masterful coach along with guiding ideas, tools, and methods.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens pulls back the curtain on a world that has been hidden from us . . . until now. Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London's elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally . . . and personally.Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order. But the famous Montague is not at all what she'd expected--this man is compelling, decisive, supportive, and strong--everything Violet needs in a champion, a position to which Montague rapidly lays claim.But then Lady Halstead is murdered and Violet and Montague, aided by Barnaby Adair, Inspector Stokes, Penelope, and Griselda, race to expose a cunning and cold-blooded killer who stalks closer and closer. Will Montague and Violet learn the shocking truth too late to seize their chance at enduring love?
A comprehensive tutorial packed with examples, which is divided into small subtopics that follows a clear and logical outline to help you get to grips with Adobe Captivate 7. Readers are also encouraged to develop their understanding of the tool through practical exercises and experimentations in every chapter. A lot of external references and tips and tricks from established e-Learning professionals are also included. If you are a designer, e-Learning developer, or webmaster who wants to construct an interactive and fun-filled e-Learning project using Adobe Captivate 7, this book is ideal for you. Just a basic knowledge of operating system is expected from the developers interested in this book.
There are many books on data structures and algorithms, including some with useful libraries of C functions. Mastering Algorithms with C offers you a unique combination of theoretical background and working code. With robust solutions for everyday programming tasks, this book avoids the abstract style of most classic data structures and algorithms texts, but still provides all of the information you need to understand the purpose and use of common programming techniques. Implementations, as well as interesting, real-world examples of each data structure and algorithm, are included. Using both a programming style and a writing style that are exceptionally clean, Kyle Loudon shows you how to use such essential data structures as lists, stacks, queues, sets, trees, heaps, priority queues, and graphs. He explains how to use algorithms for sorting, searching, numerical analysis, data compression, data encryption, common graph problems, and computational geometry. And he describes the relative efficiency of all implementations. The compression and encryption chapters not only give you working code for reasonably efficient solutions, they offer explanations of concepts in an approachable manner for people who never have had the time or expertise to study them in depth. Anyone with a basic understanding of the C language can use this book. In order to provide maintainable and extendible code, an extra level of abstraction (such as pointers to functions) is used in examples where appropriate. Understanding that these techniques may be unfamiliar to some programmers, Loudon explains them clearly in the introductory chapters. Contents include: Pointers Recursion Analysis of algorithms Data structures (lists, stacks, queues, sets, hash tables, trees, heaps, priority queues, graphs) Sorting and searching Numerical methods Data compression Data encryption Graph algorithms Geometric algorithms
If you are an intermediate-level Android developer who wants to create highly interactive and amazing games with the Android SDK, then this book is for you.
Mastering Audio explains leading-edge audio concepts in an easy-to-grasp, holistic manner, including an ear-opening investigation of the mysteries of jitter, dither and wordlengths, high sample rates, distortion, headroom, monitor calibration, metering, depth perception, compression and expansion, equipment interconnection and much more. Mastering Audio is for everyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers, and students.
Want to join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it's already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).This book includes:A broad introduction to bitcoin--ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executivesAn explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architectsDetails of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principlesOffshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applicationsUser stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
If you are a developer who is experienced with Cocos2d and Objective-C, and want to take your game development skills to the next level, this book is going to help you achieve your goal.
One of the reasons knitting and colorwork master Melissa Leapman first learned to knit was her wish to make one special project--a sweater using Fair Isle technique. Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles. Conquer classic stranded knitting, "draw" images in yarn using intarsia, and make two projects in one with reversible double knitting. Leapman's clear instruction proves that knitting with multiple colors may appear more complex, but it doesn't have to be difficult. She includes the quickest, easiest, and most intuitive methods for each technique, using knowledge honed over years of color knitting workshops with knitters from across the country. Once you've learned the basics, practice your new skills by creating projects for yourself, your friends, and everyone on your gift list. Each chapter includes a handful of sample projects to get you started, a Designer Workshop that teaches you important concepts in every designer's toolbox, and a pattern treasury of unique patterns to apply to projects of your own creation--more than 50 patterns and 12 projects in all. Throughout, Leapman's helpful collection of how-tos, diagrams, tips, and hints (including a refresher course in color theory to help you choose the perfect color combinations) makes Mastering Color Knitting the book you'll turn to for information and inspiration time and time again.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book emphasizes two-person policy debate. However, it does include chapters on other forms of debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas, student congress (a mock legislature), mock trial competition, and parliamentary debate. The communication skills, research strategies, and critical thinking skills you learn in policy debate also apply to other forms of debate.
A practical approach covering everything you need to know to get up and running with Go, starting with the basics and imparting increasingly more detail as the examples and topics become more complicated. The book utilizes a casual, conversational style, rife with actual code and historical anecdotes for perspective, as well as usable and extensible example applications. This book is intended for systems developers and programmers with some experience in either Go and/or concurrent programming who wish to become fluent in building high-performance applications that scale by leveraging single-core, multicore, or distributed concurrency.
In his decades as a psychotherapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled "writer's block," "procrastination," or "stage fright." It's the particular anxiety that, paradoxically, keeps creators from doing, completing, or sharing the work they are driven toward. This "creative anxiety" can take the form of avoiding the work, declaring it not good enough, or failing to market it -- and it can cripple creators for decades, even lifetimes. But Maisel has learned what sets successful creators apart. He shares these strategies here, including artist-specific stress management; how to work despite bruised egos, day jobs, and other inevitable frustrations; and what not to do to deal with anxiety. Implementing these 24 lessons replaces the pain of not creating with the profound rewards of free artistic self-expression.
If you are a data scientist or R developer who wants to explore and optimize your use of R's advanced features and tools, this is the book for you. A basic knowledge of R is required, along with an understanding of database logic.
If you have interest in DynamoDB and want to know what DynamoDB is all about and become proficient in using it, this is the book for you. If you are an intermediate user who wishes to enhance your knowledge of DynamoDB, this book is aimed at you. Basic familiarity with programming, NoSQL, and cloud computing concepts would be helpful.
Understanding exposure is the first step away from a boring, 'auto mode' photographic experience and into a creative world where you are in control. <P><P>The concepts are straightforward, but putting them into practice to achieve the best results is a challenge that serious photographers will happily spend a lifetime meeting. In this dedicated volume, David Nightingale brings his wealth of teaching experience to bear on the principles and techniques of proper (and creative)exposure. With a host of inspiring examples, Mastering Exposure is nothing less than a coherent, approachable system that will intimidate no one, inspire everyone, and make all its readers proficient in this most satisfying of the photographic arts. Hobbyist and student photographers will · See the clear effects of each exposure control demonstrated in captivating images. · Improve their photography, whatever their camera. · Learn how to shoot images that are impossible to see with the naked eye, and deal with difficult exposure situations. The book begins with a thoughtfully derived system for introducing the key concepts and keeping all three exposure variables in your head at once. The complex science is made approachable and digestible by clear illustrations and step-by-step explanations. Once the groundwork is laid, subsequent chapters build on the core concepts bit by bit, moving from straightforward shooting situations to challenging scenarios, and creative experimentation, ensuring a continued interest for the reader and delivering amazing results in their own work. · Lushly illustrated with stunning photographs, each of which carries detailed shooting information to understand exactly how the shot was captured. · The principles are applied to a wide variety of subjects, ensuring universal appeal. · Packed with tips, time-saving techniques, and professional approaches that elevate snapshots into satisfying, professional results.
An indispensable hands-on guide to financial accounting In light of recent accounting scandals, it is critical that all financial practitioners understand and play by the rules of the accounting field. Starting from the assumption that the reader is not familiar with any accounting jargon, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials presents material in a way that explains the key features of modern accounting step by step and helps you develop an intuitive understanding of accounting. Each chapter presents important accounting concepts, from inventory valuation methods and the timing of erosion of productive assets to how internal managers calculate ratios and trends to evaluate business efficiency. For those who need to understand the language and law of this discipline in order to communicate effectively with accountants and clients, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials will be an indispensable guide.
If you are a web programmer with experience in developing web services and have a rudimentary knowledge of using Go, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of Go as well as knowledge of relational databases and non-relational NoSQL datastores is assumed. Some basic concurrency knowledge is also required.
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