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  • 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles, Paperback
    A book with real cache . . . or is it cachet?‚Äč100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents words that people can't keep straight, no matter how hard they try. It features helpful notes that provide guidance on tricky usage issues: the confusion between lend and loan, between plurality and..
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  • 499 Words Every College Student Should Know: A Professor's Handbook on Words Essential to Great Writing and Better Grades, Paperback
    Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken--by everyone. On any given day, you might read ``abrogate`` used in a USA Today article; or ``demagogue`` or ``fiduciary`` used on CNN. You might hear ``ensorcelled`` and ``torpor`` in a TV drama; you'll ..
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  • A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, Hardcover
    With his characteristic talent for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he tea..
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  • A Poet's Guide to Poetry, Paperback
    In A Poet's Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry. Detailing the formal concepts of poetry and ..
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  • A Writer's Guide to Using Eight Methods of Transition, Paperback
    A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition is a short guide designed for all writers. The eight methods of transition help writers connect sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow of ideas in order to communicate clearly and effectively. Writers will find simple, concise explanations ..
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  • Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills, Paperback
    Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write su..
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  • Arabic-English/English-Arabic Concise (Romanized) Dictionary .., Paperback
    Designed for travelers and language students, this pocket guide for conversational Arabic contains over 8,000 entries. The words and expressions are in Romanized Arabic, so this dictionary will be most helpful to users who are not familiar with the Arabic alphabet and script. This dictionary feature..
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  • Barron's Pocket Dictionary & Thesaurus, Paperback
    This revised edition of the popular "Barron's Dictionary & Thesaurus " packs more than 40,000 words with their definitions and synonyms into a handy pocket-sized book. The new edition is small enough so that students can conveniently fit it into a backpack, carry to classes, and use as a reliable re..
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  • Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow, Paperback
    Basic Connections provides basic information about expressions and usages that facilitate the flow of ideas and thoughts in written and spoken Japanese. It explains how words and phrases dovetail, how clauses pair up with other clauses, how sentences come together to create harmonious paragraphs. Si..
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  • Basic English Usage, Paperback
    Containing 370 short entries, arranged alphabetically, this guide explains the problem points of grammar and vocabulary. It includes many examples of correct usage and common mistakes, along with descriptions of formal and informal language. A full index and cross-references between entries help the..
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  • Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences from the World's Greatest Authors, Hardcover
    The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London ..
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  • Being John Malkovich: A Screenplay, Paperback
    What do you get when a down-on-his-heels puppeteer working as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a Manhattan office building discovers a secret portal into the brain of John Malkovich? Hilarity, drama, and perhaps the most unique film of the 90s. Being John Malkovich, which stars John C..
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  • Berlitz Picture Dictionary French, Paperback
    Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. E..
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  • Berlitz Picture Dictionary German, Paperback
    Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. ..
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  • Berlitz Picture Dictionary Italian, Paperback
    Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. E..
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  • Berlitz Picture Dictionary Spanish, Paperback
    Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. ..
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  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, Hardcover
    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice..
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  • Breathe Life Into Your Life Story: How to Write a Story People Will Want to Read, Paperback
    ``Breathe Life into Your Life Story``is an essential read for anyone who aspires to write a life story but not just any story, one your family and others will actually WANT to read. Written for both novices and experienced writers, this book presents techniques used by novelists to immerse readers i..
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  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right, Paperback
    One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: -English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is ..
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  • Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read, Paperback
    Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language--and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it's two words (``Jesus wept.``) or William Faulkner's 1,287-word sentence in Abs..
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  • Cambridge Learner's Dictionary: Slownik Angielsko-Polski/Polsko-Angielski [With CDROM], Paperback
    This is a new edition of the semibilingual Polish version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary, ideal for intermediate to upper-intermediate students. Polish translations are given for every sense, and there is a Polish-English index. The dictionary is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing the full te..
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  • Character, Scene, and Story: New Tools from the Dramatic Writer's Companion, Paperback
    Will Dunne first brought the workshop experience down to the desk level with The Dramatic Writer's Companion, offering practical exercises to help playwrights and screenwriters work through the problems that arise in developing their scripts. Now writers looking to further enhance their storytelling..
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  • Cheri (Dual-Language), Paperback
    Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), one of the most popular and best loved of modern French writers, became known simply as Colette when she married in 1893. Her husband, a Parisian man-about-town and the son of a major publisher, made use of her literary talents by publishing her first several n..
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  • Cinematic Storytelling, Paperback
    Many novice writers and directors forego the huge creative resource of the film medium, defaulting instead to dialogue and narration to tell their film story. Yet most films are carried by sound and picture. This book contains 100 non-dialogue techniques used by professionals to tell the story. NUME..
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  • Collins Gem Thesaurus, 3rd Edition, Paperback
    Collins Gem: Thesaurus is a great compact resource with more than 120,000 synonyms, 9,250 entries and completely revised usage notes and subject lists. The most helpful synonyms in each entry are placed first and highlighted. Key opposites are also included for many entries. NUME CARTE: Collins Gem ..
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  • Conflict & Suspense, Paperback
    Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and d..
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  • Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, Paperback
    In this book, major American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals..
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  • Controversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction, Paperback
    In the years since the first edition of Controversies in Second Language Writing was published, there been little to no clear resolution of the controversies Casanave so accessibly and fair-mindedly laid out. In fact, many of them have become far more complex and intertwined with many other 21st cen..
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  • Creativity Rules!: A Writer's Workbook, Paperback
    There is a gap between the writers we are and the writers we want to be. This book helps to close that gap with a lively examination of the creative process and an engaging set of exercises designed to shake you free of the doldrums and quickly plunge you into the act of writing. Learn how to: make ..
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  • Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 7, Paperback
    Daily 6-Trait Writing gives your seventh graders scaffolded, focused writing practice. Each of the 25 weekly units provides trait-based writing activities that cover the essential traits of strong writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions. The weekly units p..
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  • Demian: A Dual-Language Book, Paperback
    ``All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me. Why was that so very difficult?``Generations of readers have recognized the impassioned cry that introduces the young narrator of Demian, and embraced this tale of a troubled young man's struggle toward s..
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  • Dictionary of Jewish Words, Paperback
    Organized in an A to Z format for easy reference, the Dictionary of Jewish Words contains 1,200 entries derived from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English. The entries include words for and associated with Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, wor..
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  • Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community, Paperback
    Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley California, which, since 1998 has worked with nearly 1,000 organizations around the world and trained more than 15,000 people in the art of digital storytelling. In this revised and updated edit..
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  • Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, Paperback
    Since its publication in 2004, Doing Honest Work in College has become an integral part of academic integrity and first-year experience programs across the country. This helpful guide explains the principles of academic integrity in a clear, straightforward way and shows students how to apply them i..
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  • El Arte de Hablar En Publico, Paperback
    El Arte de Hablar en Publico, esta basado en la experiencia de mas de setenta anos del Curso de Relaciones Humanas de Dale Carnegie, con el fin de descartar lo trivial e ir directamente al centro del proceso de la comunicacion, autententica y reveladora expresion de la personalidad. Cuando no somos ..
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  • English Sentence Structure, Paperback
    Part of the classic Michigan Rainbow series.English Sentence Structure presents and clarifies all facets of the sentence for beginning and intermediate students. Oral drills, examples, and written exercises form a pattern of regular review and self-evaluation. Each lesson is coordinated with English..
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  • Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True, Paperback
    ``Crystal clear, bracing as ice water, Escaping Into the Open should be read by all scribblers regardless of material success.``--Rita Mae Brown``This is a really good book.``--BooklistBestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with..
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  • First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process, Paperback
    Writing was the central passion of Emerson s life. While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in The Poet, The American Scholar, Nature, Goethe, and Persian Poetry, less well known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Here, for t..
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  • Forensics: The Winner's Guide to Speech Contests, Paperback
    This textbook is designed to introduce students to individual forensic events, giving suggestions and guidelines for their preparation. Seven chapters describe the structure and winning strategies for each forensics event: original oratory, extemporaneous speaking and different types of oral interpr..
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  • From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition, Paperback
    When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. ``You know something `` I would say if it could hear me. ``Now tell it to us in language we can understand `` Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thous..
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  • From Idea to Story in 90 Seconds, Paperback
    Where do you get your ideas? New writers ask this of pros all the time. Their answers often vary from the trite to the uncivil to the dismissive, but seldom answer. Where do ideas come from-and how do you translate them into stories? Ken Rand has applied 35-plus years as a reporter, writer, editor a..
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  • Going Public: A Guide for Social Scientists, Paperback
    At a time when policy discussions are dominated by ``I feel`` instead of ``I know,`` it is more important than ever for social scientists to make themselves heard. When those who possess in-depth training and expertise are excluded from public debates about pressing social issues-such as climate cha..
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  • Grant Morrison's 18 Days, Hardcover
    From superstar creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, The Invisibles), comes 18 Days, the story of three generations of super-warriors, meeting for the final battle of their age. 18 Days is a re-imagining of the great eastern myth, Mahabharata, and follows the course of the cli..
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  • Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape, Paperback
    Hailed by book reviewers as a ``masterpiece,`` ``gorgeous and fascinating,`` and ``sheer pleasure,`` Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape was published in fall 2006 in hardcover. It was met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, th..
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  • How to Do Biography: A Primer, Paperback
    It is not surprising that biography is one of the most popular literary genres of our day. What is remarkable is that there is no accessible guide for how to write one. Now, following his recent Biography: A Brief History (from Harvard), award-winning biographer and teacher Nigel Hamilton tackles th..
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  • How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider's Step-By-Step Guide to Proposals That Get You Published, Paperback
    THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir..
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  • How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide, Paperback
    Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing wor..
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  • How to Write Clearly: The Meaning Approach, Paperback
    Looking for a refreshing and easy route to good writing? You'll find it here the meaning approach. This common sense approach speaks clearly to writers from young teens to adults. Read and use the insights as you see fit in your own writing. There are no boring drills and assignments. This book cont..
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