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The Language of Composition is the first college-level textbook created specifically for the AP* English Language course. Inside, students will find everything they need to learn college-level reading, writing, and analysis skills: concise introductory chapters on rhetoric, close reading, and synthesizing sources; a rich collection of thematically arranged readings that includes essays, speeches, letters, newspaper columns, as well as fiction, poetry, and visual texts; carefully crafted assignments that reinforce the skills taught in the introductory chapters; and much more. The Language of Composition - designed to help students succeed in the AP English Language course and embark on a successful college career. Book jacket.
The ideal book for the AP English Language course. The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the new AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice on reading and writing and an extensive selection of readings#xA0;-- including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts that are both interesting and appropriate for a high school audience --The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career.
The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings -- including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts --The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.
RED MOON author Benjamin Percy's widely praised debut story collection, originally published by a university press, is now available for the first time as an ebook.This debut collection of stories, The Language of Elk, by the award-winning author of Red Moon, assembles its cast from the mountain towns and low life taverns and high desert ranches of Oregon--a state that in isolated pockets remains a still-unfinished place, the frontier.Here nature exists as a source of wonder and a force to be conquered. Here myths haunt the moss-laden woods and Benjamin Percy shines his light on them, revealing bearded ladies and Bigfoot and marijuana colonies and elk hunting ranches and haunted Indian burial sites, the underside of contemporary western America.With a salty mystical voice that partners the landscape and a vision as wild as his characters, Percy explores a world of surprising violence and gentleness, hilarity and heartbreak, loveliness and ugliness, and in doing so emerges as a beautifully raw voice of the West.
The traditional model for what constitutes a good leader is changing and CEOs and HR professionals now say the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of 60 top leaders from a wide range business and public sectors, The Language of Leaders, now in paperback, provides a unique insight into how they have responded to the demands of a transparent world, reports on what they have learned, and creates a lexicon for successful communication. Their message is resoundingly clear - communication is a now a crucial top three skill of leadership. Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leading CEOs of high-profile global organisations, The Language of Leaders is a book that anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead, should read and keep on their desks.
Communication in its most basic form--the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms--is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain of communication drives the evolutionary process and is the indispensable component of human culture. That is the central message of this unique perspective on both the biological evolution of life and the human development of culture. The book explores the totality of communication processes that create and sustain biological equilibrium and social stability. The authors argue that this ubiquitous connectivity is the elemental unity of life. Introducing a new subdiscipline--evolutionary communication--the authors analyze the core domains of life--sheer survival, sex, culture, morality, religion, and technological change--as communications phenomena. What emerges from their analysis is a brilliant interpretation of life interconnected through communication from the basic molecular level to the most sophisticated manifestations of culture. Challenging the boundaries of conventional approaches to cultural analysis, this is an original and engaging view of evolution and an encouraging prognosis for our collective future.
We share the experience of others through the stories they tell of the crucial events in their lives. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader's attention together with an analysis of how it is done. While remaining true to the facts, narrators use linguistic devices to present themselves in the best possible light and change the listener's perception of who is to blame for what has occurred. William Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: the danger of death, violence, premonitions, and large-scale community conflicts. The book also examines traditional epic and historical texts, from Herodotus and the Old Testament to Macaulay, showing how these literary genres draw upon the techniques of personal narratives. Not only relevant to students of narratology, discourse and sociolinguistics, this book will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in the human condition.
How do you learn best? Do you prefer to work alone or with the help of a friend? In this book, you are presented with a variety of learning opportunities that allow you to chart the course to your own success, whether your strengths lie mainly in written, oral, dramatic, or artistic activities. In addition, you will collaborate with classmates to share ideas, improve your writing, and make connections to other subject areas. You may even use technological tools such as the Laserlinks and the Writing Coach software program to further personalize your learning.
This book contains literature selections whose characters can be a guide to new places and new experiences.
Textbook about literature
Literature textbook geared toward California's Reading & Language Arts Program Standards.
Built around the assessment objectives for AS and A2 level English, offering explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggested answers.
You've seen some of the wonderful things you can discover in literature. Now it's time to get acquainted with several different ways that you can make your discoveries your own.
Becoming an Active Reader involves more than just enjoying the power of storytelling. To understand and appreciate the literature in this book, you'll need to learn and apply the reading strategies.
Literature textbook for California 8th graders.
Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care.
From the book jacket: karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of life- immersing herself in a high-pressure job, ignoring the emotional distance in .her marriage, avoiding memories of a sudden miscarriage and a bout with cancer that stole her chance of ever having children. She's convinced herself that money, power, and success can give her the sense of purpose she yearns for...until the day the company downsizes her out of a job and the doctor tells her that the cancer may be back. It's a double blow that would send anyone reeling. It sends Karen on a search for herself in the last place she ever thought to look: Grandma Rose's old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. As Karen's hectic schedule falls away, she opens up to the unexpected-a lonely child in need of nurturing and newly discovered family members with insights into the past. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, she once again hears the call of the river and the whispers of the sycamore leaves. In their soft, secret language, she will discover answers, a forgotten purpose, and a joy to make her life complete.
The Language of the Heart: A Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfreyby Trysh Travis
InThe Language of the HeartTrysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings in the mid-1930s as a men's fellowship that met in church basements to the thoroughly commercialized addiction treatment centers of today, Travis chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and print culture have played in that development. Travis draws on hitherto unexamined materials from AA's archives as well as a variety of popular recovery literatures. Her analysis traces AA's embrace of the concept of alcoholism as disease, the rise of feminist sobriety discourse and the codependence theories of the 1970s and 80s, and Oprah Winfrey's turn-of-the-millennium popularization of metaphysical healing. What unites these varied cultures of recovery, Travis argues, is their desire to offer spiritual solutions to problems of gender and power. Treating self-help seekers as individuals whose intellectual and aesthetic traditions are worth excavating,The Language of the Heartis the first book to attend to the evolution and variation found within the recovery movement and to treat recovery with the attention to detail that its complexity requires.
"In these conversational, feisty essays, an energizing mind trip for SF fans, she dissects her own fiction, discusses technique and explores the potential of SF and fantasy, which she considers different branches of the same form of writing."--from "Publisher's Weekly"
Derrick Jensen writes: 'We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assaults on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means - all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity. Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behaviour? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterise our way of being? My work and life revolve around these questions. Every morning when I wake up I ask myself if I should write or blow up a dam. Every day I tell myself I should continue writing. Yet I am not always convinced I am making the right decision. ' In this powerful mix of memoir and environmental expose, Derrick Jensen, considered the pre-eminent environmental activist writing in the USA today, argues that the modern industrial economy abuses our environment, destroys meaningful work and disconnects us from the natural world. Threaded through this analysis is his own personal account of attempting to transcend the legacies of childhood abuse, to reject our societies' exploitative selfishness and to live in harmony with non-human life. Derrick Jensen offers startling insights into how the pathology of violence (particularly from governments and corporations) permeates our cultures - and the impact this has on our health, relationships, communities and the myriad life-forms with whom we share our planet. This is not just one man's inspiring and compelling story - it is the story of us all. '. . . A Language Older Than Words tells the uncensored truth in a way that no one else has, breaks our hearts open in all the right ways, and suggests how we might fully rejoin the Earth community. This vital book is one of the most important I've read. It will be for you, as well. ' Bill Plotkin, author Nature and the Human Soul and Soulcraft. '. . . I urge everyone committed to making a difference to read this confronting, liberating and hopeful book. ' Professor Stuart Hill, Foundation Chair, School of Social Ecology, UWS, Sydney. 'Singular, compelling and courageously honest, this book is more than just a poignant memoir of a harrowingly abusive childhood. It relates the extraordinary journey of one man striving to save his own spirit and our planet's . . . ' Publishers Weekly.
Where the English language is concerned, professional writer and editor Bruce O. Boston sees himself "holding one end of a leash, at the other end of which is a language barking its head off, trying to tear off in every which direction..." In Language On A Leash, Boston presents a provocative collection of artful essays that examine the nuances and crannies of the English language. Called "a virtuoso performance," Language On A Leash will please word lovers everywhere with its diverse subjects and thoughtful discussions. Boston's clever observations about writing, editing, language, and usage will delight anyone who has ever put pen to paper.
If you're an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy's night out, Diane Ravitch's internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary!Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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