Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? They connect with you, as a reader. This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work. Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as: - Using analogies effectively to illustrate unseen concepts - Appealing to the reader's innate curiosity - Balancing humility with credibility For each topic, the book combines insights from cognitive science with advice from writers and expert practitioners in fields of psychology, technology, economics, medicine, policy, and more. Whether you're an expert trying to communicate with a mainstream audience or a nonfiction writer hoping to reach more people, Writing to be Understood will help you expand the impact of your words. Gold medal winner, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Release on 2009 | by Lawrence A. Machi,Brenda T. McEvoy
Six Steps to Success
Author: Lawrence A. Machi,Brenda T. McEvoy
Pubpsher: Corwin Press
A six-step model offers invaluable assistance for selecting a topic, searching the literature, developing arguments, surveying the literature, critiquing the literature, and writing the literature review.
Do you have difficulties knowing where or how to begin a Bible Study or Sunday School Class you are supposed to teach? Do you have trouble knowing how to teach various portions of the Scripture? If so, this book is for you. In this book Dr. Thompson, introduces you to the cognitive learning functions of the brain, memory, communication, hermeneutics, outlining of lessons, and other skills of the trained teacher. Start your teacher training now.
Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which he is lesser known, merging literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives into keen reflections on the nature of creativity, the evolution of the human species, and an impressive range of other subjects. Abe Kobo tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and facility of a visionary thinker. Featuring twelve essays from his prolific career—including "Poetry and Poets (Consciousness and the Unconscious)," written in 1944, and "The Frontier Within, Part II," written in 1969—this anthology introduces English-speaking readers to Abe Kobo as critic and intellectual for the first time. Demonstrating the importance of his theoretical work to a broader understanding of his fiction—and a richer portrait of Japan's postwar imagination—Richard F. Calichman provides an incisive introduction to Abe Kobo's achievements and situates his essays historically and intellectually.
A Guide to Better Writing in Coursework and Examinations
Author: Robert Barrass
The third edition of this well-respected guide will help students of all subjects to write more clearly and more effectively, with valuable advice on how to: make good notes find information, cite sources and list references write better coursework assignments achieve higher grades in tests and examinations prepare a well-organised dissertation, long essay, term paper, project report or thesis write effective letters and applications. Written by an esteemed author with many years of experience of helping students improve key writing skills, this text also includes straightforward guidance on word choice and the new challenges and opportunities afforded by the use of computers. Exercises are also provided for students to put the theories into practice, either individually or in group work.