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Author : Harold Evans
ISBN : 9781408709672
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Harold Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I Make Myself Clear?, his definitive guide to writing well, Evans brings his indispensable insight to the art of clear communication. The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of all kinds we see a trend towards more - more speed and more information, but far less clarity. Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. Do I Make Myself Clear? is an essential text, and one that will provide every reader an editor at their shoulder.
This volume teaches academics and graduate students how to write seductive academic prose by learning a literacy rarely taught in academic writing or style handbooks: to use literary devices and figures of speech to meet ideals of stylish communication; and how these ideals and supposed ‘literary’ techniques serve academic readers and writers. Part one explores the persistent problem of the bad academic writing style called ‘academese’ and argues stylish academic writers avoid it by writing with figures of speech. Part two teaches and illustrates figures of speech seductive writers write into academic prose to convey the music and rhythms of good speech, cohesion, coherence and storytelling, and the personality and passions of the author. Part three argues the academy will not heal itself of academese until academic writing pedagogies teach students to care enough for their readers to write with figures of speech that craft seductive academic writing.
Follow Julian Porter who was a brilliant scientist as he rebuilds his life after recovering from an accident that caused him to be in a catatonic state for six years. He leaves a seven-year stay at the Havenel sanatorium with only one residual effect. He had almost total amnesia. He remembers only his parents. Meet Rachel the mysterious woman who has reasons, which she has kept to herself for helping him recover at Havenel. She then returns to become his business partner. Enter Andre the agent and close friend who has reasons of his own for befriending Julian. Go along as Julians path crosses events that resurrect his lost memories. Then meet the true Julian Porter that only Miles Lombard knows. Meet the family who stumble along with him as they discover the full truth. Not enough then meet Jason.
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce. Subcommittee Pursuant to S. Res. 71
ISBN : LOC:00004404919
Genre : Holding companies
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in 55 BC Caesar's army gathers in the north of Gaul, preparing to drive invading Germanic peoples from Gaul and traverse the dangerous northern sea to punish the tribes of Britannia for assisting Gaulish rebels.
Author : Charles Handy
ISBN : 9781446455494
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Charles Handy is perhaps best known outside the business world as a wise and warm presenter of Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day'. Long recognised as one of the world's leading business thinkers (over a million copies of his books have been sold around the world), in Myself and Other More Important Matters he leaves the management territory he has so effectively and influentially mapped in the past to explore the wider issues and dilemmas - both moral and creative - raised by the turning points of his long and successful life.Here he investigates the big issues of how life can best be lived as they have emerged from the unfolding of his life and his unique and influential understanding of what really matters. From supplying oil by boat to an area larger than England as a bullish young Shell executive in Borneo to realising that there was a big difference between describing the development of a 'portfolio' life (made up of a variety of activities for a range of purposes and pay) in theory and actually himself leaving behind full-time employment, from helping to start up the London and Open business schools to listening and talking to people all over the world about how they want to manage their lives, Handy's telling of his experiences proves both revealing and significant.