A WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS by Thelma Kantorowitz
This text is specifically designed for college students and people working in the business world, who must write business letters, interoffice memoranda, etc. It can be used as a "stand alone" text or as a supplement to another. Section One emphasizes techniques such as employing the proper attitude, use of tactful words, accentuation of the positive, etc. Section Two covers correct usage of grammar, syntax, spelling, etc. This text contains many concrete business-oriented examples to promote assimilation of concepts and many exercises to help develop skill in knowledge application. Perforated pages permit easy removal of exercise pages.
ISBN 0-940139-22-7, 106 pages, paper, $13.95
COMPOSITION COMPANION, 2e by Marieanna Pape
This book is a companion piece for students enrolled in English compos ition courses. The exercises and assignments are largely designed for classroom use. The assignments are designed to inspire imagination, encourage analytic thought, and aid the student in writing with clarity, conciseness, and coherence. Composition Companion is an idea book, intended to stimulate thought. Grammar is not covered; therefore, students should have access to a grammar text and dictionary as reference resources. Blank pages have been included at the end of the text for note-taking. Additional spaces for notes have been provided throughout the book and following each assignment.
ISBN 0-940139-28-6, 64 pages, paper, $13.95
EFFECTIVE WRITING FOR BUSINESS WORLD by Thelma D. Kantorowitz-Shafer
This book represents the best efforts of the authors' combined years of teaching writing at the Community College of Rhode Island. In their classes students are led step-by-step through the process of writing effectively for the business world. The goal has been to prepare successful business communicators. This goal is reflected in the book's organization and style.
Effective Writing for the Business World is practical, clearly written, and well organized. Nine complete chapters are devoted to letter writing. Too many books use too many pages to discuss formal report writing, visual design, library research, or basic composition. Too many books are too theoretical and often stale. Every chapter of this book uses examples to make discussions clear, checklists to review major points covered, and a generous number of exercises to test understanding. These exercises have been developed and used successfully in classrooms. For those teachers who teach the formal written report, there are two chapters. Chapter 14 contains a complete sample feasibility report. Students are led step-by-step through the writing process - from assignment to format. Each report element is discussed and illustrated.
Chapters: Establishing Rapport with Your Reader; More Techniques: Getting the Message Across; Form and Parts of the Letter; Letters of Inquiry and Replies; Orders and Replies to Orders; Adjustment Letters; Payments and the Collection Process; Sales Letters; Good-will Letters; The Job Process; The Memorandum and the Memorandum Report; The Formal Business Report; The Formal Report; Other Forms of Communication: Oral and Written.
ISBN 0-940139-29-4, 340 pages, paper, $14.95
PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR GUIDE by Roberta Mudge Humble
A non-grammatical approach to grammar and punctuation, this text covers the most basic aspects of punctuation, spelling, grammar and syntax. Clarity and conciseness, word choice and parallel structure are also covered.
ISBN 0-940139-45-6, 79 pages, paper, $13.95
SEMINAR ON STUDENT SUCCESS by Julie M. White
This is a survival manual for beginning college students. It is designed and intended to help students develop the most basic attitudes, values, knowledge and skills which will help them succeed in college. Units cover developing self-awareness; college resources, rules and regulations; improving reading and study skills; communication skills for successful relationships; promoting personal wellness; career planning; goal setting and decision making.
ISBN 0-940139-50-2, 112 pages, paper, $13.95
TECHNICAL VICTORY: BATTLES IN WRITING by Roberta Mudge Humble
This text covers the basics in technical writing such as outlines, reports, letters, resumes, memoranda, definitions, abstracts, questionnaires, research and documentation, visuals, review of punctuation, spelling, grammar and syntax. The text features "real world" writing and includes documents from business, academia, the military, science and engineering, and the arts. This text without a doubt has one of the best collections of authentic examples of writing. What is unique about this text is the creative approach used by the author to make the subject interesting and enjoyable as she is. The book's title and chapter headings are in military jargon to create thematic unity. The cover is camouflage with black lettering and is perfect bound.
ISBN 0-940139-14-6, 475 pages, paper, $26.95
TECHNICAL WRITING: A THEORETICAL BASIS by Fillmer Hevener, Jr.
The position of this book is that all writing, including technical writing, is an art requiring the writer to form clear ideas mentally and to select the best words and put them in their best order. There is no formula to guide the technical writer, just as there is no formula to guide the painter or musical composer. However, the technical writer should follow sound writing principles not disappointing prescriptions. This book offers communication and writing principles that will assist technical writers in sharpening their skills as wordsmiths. The text is designed for technical and scientific students who must communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.
ISBN 0-940139-25-1, 128 pages, paper, $14.95
WRITING FOR A REASON by Roberta Mudge Humble
This text covers the basics in technical writing such as outlines, reports, letters, resumes, memoranda, definitions, abstracts, questionnaires, research and documentation, visuals and much more.
ISBN 0-940139-46-4, 288 pages, paper, $23.95
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