Description : This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language. • Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts • Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book • Incorporates a wide variety of quotations to provide humor, make points, or reinforce key concepts • Includes an entire chapter on electronic media as well as new material on self-editing
Description : Thesis is a burden for undergraduate and postgraduate students across borders. Especially at a time where people work and study, the art of thesis writing is, surprisingly, not taught in most schools. When students are assigned supervisor and topic, they still don’t see the importance, at a time where global problems are ones that only research can solve. Writing classes have been lowered to high school curriculum, hence leaving a huge gap in students and graduates’ ability to conduct research, let alone write one. Until the countdown to university study conclusion begins, when they can’t wait to wipe their endured frustration on the labor market, less than half of the students have never heard or understood writing standards such as APA or MLA or AMA. The objective of this book is not only to lay bare tips on thesis writing, but also to simplify the understanding of thesis, its format and styles across disciplines. Thesis alone is bulky, some refer to it as project. It’s even more difficult to study another bulky book to write a bulky school book whose grades determines graduation height—hence the book of tips and samples. Get straight to the point, tips for nine (9) styles to guide, guarantee and ensure a Grade A+ in thesis work for undergraduate and postgraduates. The tips are easy to grasp, and the sample paper provides much-needed clarity.
Description : The ability to communicate in writing is an essential skill, particularly for nurses at the graduate level. This is a bestselling, comprehensive, and widely used resource on writing for nurse clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. It covers all types of writing that beginning and experienced nurse-authors may be required or choose to do: E-B research papers, journal articles, book chapters, clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for courses and all types of publication, including open access journals. Brimming with helpful examples, the book takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of writing, from the generation of an idea through searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing and revising a draft, and onward toward disseminating the finished product. This third edition includes an entirely new chapter on writing articles regarding quality improvement studies, and new information about writing for open access publications. It is also replete with practical examples of the type of writing required for successful DNP capstone projects.
Description : Traveling around the world, interviewing young people for my series of books about global youth viewpoints and activism, I heard how much time, worry and anxiety goes into studying for tests. I have a lot of experience studying and test-taking to earn my bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, two Masters Degrees, and Ph.D.—all from the University of California. I’ve corrected thousands of student essays teaching in high school and then in university for decades. I want to share with students what I’ve learned about how to succeed academically, stay centered and have time to enjoy life. I include the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture in an increasingly globalized world. Although it’s rare, I advocate that the voices of actual young people should be included in books about and for them. Table of Contents Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition Understanding Your Learning Styles Making Your Brain Work for You Coping with Learning Disabilities Identifying Your Personality Types Chapter 2 Study Skills Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi Effective Oral Reports Overcoming Math Anxiety Time Management vs. Procrastination Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS Information Literacy Is it all CRAAP – Evaluating Sources Research Basics Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation Chapter 4 Coping with Stress The Physiology and Causes of Stress How to Cope with Stress Resilience Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power Research on Mind Over Matter Positive Self-Talk How to Clear Emotional Blocks Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that influence School Success The Power of the Unconscious Mind Happiness Being a Student of Color in a PWI Self-Esteem Worry Anxiety and Depression Grief Anger Chapter 7 Physical Vitality Healthy Food Prevent Eyestrain Exercise Increase Energy Enough Sleep Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning Getting Into College Adjusting to College Post-College Career Planning Chapter 9 Student Activism in the US and International Education Reform What Students Want from their Education The Finish Model Student Educational Activism Youth Activism in the US
Description : As quality becomes ever more critical in differentiating successful websites, the need for a professional approach to your content is growing. The Web Content Style Guideprovides a set of standards and rules to ensure consistent quality content and a flawless service to your readers.
Description : The Fifteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription Web site. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions. In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style—the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field—is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before. Those who work with words know how dramatically publishing has changed in the past decade, with technology now informing and influencing every stage of the writing and publishing process. In creating the fifteenth edition of the Manual, Chicago's renowned editorial staff drew on direct experience of these changes, as well as on the recommendations of the Manual's first advisory board, composed of a distinguished group of scholars, authors, and professionals from a wide range of publishing and business environments. Every aspect of coverage has been examined and brought up to date—from publishing formats to editorial style and method, from documentation of electronic sources to book design and production, and everything in between. In addition to books, the Manual now also treats journals and electronic publications. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by technology, use new methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. A new chapter covers American English grammar and usage, outlining the grammatical structure of English, showing how to put words and phrases together to achieve clarity, and identifying common errors. The two chapters on documentation have been reorganized and updated: the first now describes the two main systems preferred by Chicago, and the second discusses specific elements and subject matter, with examples of both systems. Coverage of design and manufacturing has been streamlined to reflect what writers and editors need to know about current procedures. And, to make it easier to search for information, each numbered paragraph throughout the Manual is now introduced by a descriptive heading. Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice, The Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition, offers the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice while including a wealth of new topics and updated perspectives. For anyone who works with words, whether on a page or computer screen, this continues to be the one reference book you simply must have. What's new in the Fifteenth Edition: * Updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice * Scope expanded to include journals and electronic publications * Comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage by Bryan A. Garner (author of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage) * Updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy * Reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources * Streamlined coverage of current design and production processes, with a glossary of key terms * Descriptive headings on all numbered paragraphs for ease of reference * New diagrams of the editing and production processes for both books and journals, keyed to chapter discussions * New, expanded Web site with special tools and features for Manual users at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.