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Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking by John…

Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking

by John Seely

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The Key to Effective CommunicationThis is the essential, practical book for anyone who wants to improve their written and spoken language skills. It provides advice, tips, and ideas to help you communicate better in a wide range of everyday situations.John Seely gives clear guidance and practical pointers to cope with the following situations:Communicating successfully in everyday lifeWriting in business: letters, faxes, reports, emailWriting in education: essays, papers, dissertationsApplying for a job: successful CVs and covering letters, preparing for interviewsMeetings and presentations: chairing meetings, planning the agenda, giving persuasive presentationsDealing with the Media: press releases, media interviewsGetting your message across effectivelyUnderstanding the needs of your audience: pitching your messageTime and place: dealing with organizations, institutions, and individualsUsing correct EnglishGood grammar, punctuation, and spelling: writing better and avoiding mistakesIncreased wordpower: finding words, appropriate languageEfficient planning and writingThe starting point: planning and researchingGetting it on paper: drafting, writing, revisingPresentation: effective design, using technology… (more)



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In the first section on communicating in everyday life, chapters cover everything from writing email to giving presentations and preparing reports. John Seely also offers guidance on understanding the demands of particular audiences, subjects, and situations. The second section on the English language gives authoritative advice on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation to ensure that communication is accurate as well as appropriate. A final section examines the process of writing itself, including planning and research, drafting, and using technology. New to this edition are chapters on writing email and help on writing for the internet.
  antimuzak | Jan 9, 2008 |
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