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English & Technical Writing

A WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS by Thelma Kantorowitz $18.99
ISBN 0-940139-22-7, 106 pages, paper


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.


SECTION ONE:  TECHNIQUES: 1-Use The “You” Attitude , 2- Use Tactful Words, 3-Accentuate the Positive , 4-De-emphasize the Negative, 5-Use Clear, Concise Conventional English Words, 6-Be Complete, 7-Say “No” Nicely, 8- Exercises


SECTION TWO:  CORRECT USAGE: 9-Capitalization, 10-Writing and Punctuating Sentences, 11-Subject., 12-Predicate, 13- Phrases and clauses, 14-Independent and dependent clauses, 15-Classification of sentences, 16-Sentence punctuation, 17-Sentence arrangement, 18- Creating emphasis, 19-Noun and pronouns, 20-Abbreviations, 21-Adjectives, 22-Verbs and adverbs, 22-Tense, 23-Voice, and much more.

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COMPOSITION COMPANION, 3rd Edition by Marieanna Pape $19.99
ISBN 0-940139-28-6, 64 pages, paper


This book is a companion piece for students enrolled in English composition 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.


Table of Contents: 1-Introduction, 2-Grading Symbols, 3-Famous Authors on Writing, 4-Using the Senses, 5-Composing an Essay, 6-Establishing Purpose and a pattern, 7-Paragraph Essay, 8-Building Paragraphs, 9-Punctuation, 10-Use of Numbers, 11-Good and Bad Paragraphs, Parallel Structure, 12-Problems in Sentences, 13-Transitional Words and Phrases, 14-Eliminating second person, 15-Job Application Information: Cover letters, resume; 16-Research Paper, 17-Assignments

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EFFECTIVE WRITING FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD by Thelma D. Kantorowitz-Shafer  $21.99
ISBN 0-940139-29-4, 340 pages, paper


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: 1-Techniques, 2-Correct Usage, 3-Form and Parts of the Letter , 4-Letters of Inquiry and Replies, 5-Orders and Replies to Orders, 6-Adjustment (Claims) Letters, 7-The Credit Process, 8-Payments and the Collection Process, 9-Letter of Application, 10-The Memorandum and the Memorandum Report

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PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR GUIDE by Roberta Mudge Humble $17.99
ISBN 0-940139-45-6, 79 pages, paper


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.

Table of Contents: Preface, 1-Punctuation, 2-Exacting Points, 3-Parallel Structure, 4-Verbs, 5-Word Choice, 6-Clarity and Conciseness, 7-Miscellaneous Grammar

 

 

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SEXUAL GUIDE TO WRITTEN INTERCOURSE, FULFILLING GRAMMAR, AND SEDUCTIVE USAGE by Arnold Rabin $24.99
ISBN: 0-940139-64-2, 118 pages, paper


This interesting and unusual approach to teaching writing, grammar and usage is the byproduct of many years of writing and the teaching of writing and the author’s search for a way of seducing students into the learning process and helping them find the joy of written intercourse, fulfilling grammar and seductive usage. The author acknowledges in “Foreplay” that  “only recently I have become increasingly and pleasurably conscious of how intricately involved are sex, writing, and the principles which govern good writing and how sexual analogies not only metaphorically illuminate the study of language and the writing process but, indeed, are themselves intrinsic to them.


TABLE OF CONTENTS: FOREPLAY (Introduction), PART I: COMPANION TO WRITTEN INTERCOURSE, PART II: DON’T DO IT ONLY BY THE RULES, PART III: A DASH OF PANACHE, PART IV: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, AFTERGLOW, END NOTES, SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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TECHNICAL WRITING: A THEORETICAL BASIS by Fillmer Hevener, Jr. $18.99

ISBN 0-940139-25-1, 128 pages, paper,


The position of this book is that all writing, including 2technical 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:  Introduction, 1-Theory of Communication, 2-The Art of Communication, 3-Elements of Style in the Arts, 4-Creativity in Communication, 5-Clear Thinking in Communication, 6-Meeting Problems Successfully, 7-The Audience and the Strategy, 8-Bibliography.

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WRITING FOR A REASON by Roberta Mudge Humble, $24.99
ISBN 0-940139-46-4, 288 pages, paper


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. nnnWriting for a Reason

 

Table of Contents: 1-Introduction to Writing for the Working World, 2-Image, 3-Letters from Distinguished Sources, 4-Writing Basics, 5-Objectivity, 6-Point of View, 7-Paragraphing, 8-Appropriate Titles, 9-Parallel Structure, 10-Division, 11-Outlining, 12-Designing & Editing Documents, 13-Document Design, 14-Editing, 15-Newsletters, 16-Definitions and Abstracts, 17-Definitions, 18-Abstracts, 19-Questionnaires, 20-Cover Letters, 21-Giving Credit to Sources, 22-Scientific Documentation, 23-Footnoting & Endnoting, 24-MLA Parenthetical Style, 25-Transitional Leads, 26-Letters, 27-Formatting, 28-Positive Letters, 29-Negative Letters, 30-Memoranda, 31-Originals & Revisions, 32-Job Application, 33-Letters of Application, 34-Resumes, 35-Thank-You Note, 36-Job Interviewing and Considerations, 37-Reports, 38-Style Guide,  39-Description Reports, 40-Process Reports, 41-SOPs & Instructions, 42-Analytical Reports, 43-Proposals, 44-Formal Reports.

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