Good writing and communication skills are essential for psychology students and professionals. The new edition of this successful text helps users generate crisp scientific communication. A resource to students, writers, and speakers at all levels, Effective Writing in Psychology practically and accessibly guides readers through each stage of the communication process, teaching strategies for forming concise, unambiguous arguments, documenting sources, and communicating complex information clearly. Including sections on APA style, presentation aids, and communicating statistics, this book is a key reference to students and professionals at all levels of experience. The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. * Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience * Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual * Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations * Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles * Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers * Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style
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Fiction editors and agents get hundreds of queries a day. How do you stand out? How do you go from the slush pile to a contract? First, you need to understand that the fiction proposal package of query and synopsis isn´t about your novel. It´s about showing how well you know your target audience, either editor or agent, and how well you´re able to address his or her specific needs. A great query letter gets them to read your synopsis. A comprehensive, thoughtful synopsis then shows your next skill: Not only do you know what an editor or agent needs, you know how to identify and showcase a complete story arc with escalating conflict and clear GMC. A solid synopsis gets them to read your manuscript. Your manuscript will be what gets you the contract. But how do you write a great query letter and solid synopsis? By researching specific targets, and writing a focused query that incorporates pertinent details that show that you´ve done your homework. By writing a mini-synopsis for your novel that only hits what the target wants to know: Who is this story about, what are they doing, and why do I care? By writing a full synopsis, that shows you understand what drives a story, and that has all pertinent plot points. You also show that you know how to be succinct enough to focus on the plot points only, and leave any extraneous details out, not wasting your target´s time. This audiobook gives you specific instructions. In step-by-step detail, with simple templates, this audiobook shows you what you need to do to create a fiction proposal package of query letter and synopsis that will get you out of the slush pile - and gets your novel in the hands of agents and editors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Yardley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023560/bk_acx0_023560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Expressing painful emotions is hard - yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health.This lucid, compassionate audiobook has introduced tens of thousands of listeners to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you:Heal old emotional woundsFeel a greater sense of well-beingDecrease stressImprove relationshipsBoost your immune systemVivid stories and examples yield compelling insights into secrets, self-disclosure, and the hidden price of silence. The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.Opening Up by Writing It Down is wonderfully narrated by Douglas James, and comes with a downloadable PDF, which includes all writing exercises contained in the book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141608/bk_acx0_141608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline.
Do you struggle to write every day? Many people dream of becoming a successful author, but can´t *find* the time to write. The truth is this: Great writers don´t have more time than you do. They make time to write. Not only do they make time, they also follow specific routines that help them avoid writer´s block altogether. By developing the ´´writing habit´´ you´ll have the confidence to sit down in front of a computer every day, knowing the words will come. Your Goal:: Write 2,000 Words a Day - Every Day!One of the key factors to effectively developing any habit is choosing a specific, measurable goal. So if you want to become a prolific writer, then you´ll need to choose a specific word count for each day. While I *suggest* 2,000 words as a goal, you can pick any number that fits in with your busy schedule. You might choose 500 or 1,000 words a day. Or, you might have more time than I do (or write faster than I do) and choose to write 3,000 or 10,000 words each day. The important thing is to establish a daily word count goal and then stick to it. In Writing Habit Mastery you´ll learn how to incorporate writing into your daily routine. What you´ll get is a strategy and list of tools that will help you develop a sustainable writing habit and demolish writer´s block. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015843/bk_acx0_015843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I never proofreader my writing and now I know what can make it better....”´´Everyone tells to write on popular nowadays topics but I still can write something good from my point of view....”´´...my templates always had no stretcher. Want to try it out on my upcoming work....”If you reached some personal level and want to move further in improving your writing skills, How to Write Better book is just for you.Learn: Principles of good writingWhat the successful templates are for structuring writingWhy carry out extensive research on the topicWho must proofread your writingSecrets to creating powerful introductionsMost important writing pitfalls to avoid Most important principles when writing different genresOnce you´ve been through this book and try a few recommendations, you´ll see that you start to incorporate what you´ve learned from this guidebook in your writing. Remember, there is always room for improvement. So don’t stop. Just don´t stop improving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120792/bk_acx0_120792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nonfiction writers, this is a step-by-step guide that walks you through good writing routines and how to develop a solid timeline, then how to write a first draft and revise the draft, how to bring in beta readers and incorporate their feedback, and finally, how to pull it all together into a finished manuscript. This audiobook is perfect for nonfiction authors, because I show you how to streamline your argument, how to make sure you don´t have repetitions or tangents, and how to incorporate research without getting sidetracked in your writing. I lay every piece out for you in the book and coach you through each step. No more excuses. You´ll be ready to finally start writing your book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jodi Stapler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046151/bk_acx0_046151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first two editions of this book have become the most popular means of teaching and learning the ancient Egyptian writing system, language, and culture. This new edition incorporates the latest advances in our understanding of the language and is both simpler and easier to use.