Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester pdf free download

Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester pdf free download

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Get up and running with French

Easy French Step-by-Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.

Hello. I have had this book for a few months now. I would like to say that it has been a big help. First of all, I’m a junior in high school who’s taking French and desperately needed a study guide. Well this was it. What I love about this is all the exercises that it comes with. Every chapter has around 12 sections of exercises where you get to practice what you have acquired the few pages before. Thanks to this book (and summer tutoring), I have learned enough French that I was able to skip second year of French at my school.

Some important notes:
If you don’t know anything about the French language, you’ll find this book a hard one (Even though it’s a Step-by-Step self study guide). For one thing, there is not a book in the world that can ever teach you the pronunciation needed. As for me, I had my French teacher give me a whole summer of French tutoring for free. That really helped with correct enunciation. I would recommend to the absolute beginner (especially those who are monolingual) to get in contact with mentor to help explain the difficult part of prounounciation. As you may or may not know, 80% of French words have mute endings that might or might not get pronounced depending on the next syllable. You really want someone to guide you if you’re a beginner. Also, before you dive into this book, understand these few concepts:

(First List)
– Verbal Aspects
– Verbal Tenses
– Verbal Moods (especially the subjunctive)
– Direct Objects
– Indirect Objects
– Antecedent
– Relative clauses
– Verb Valency

I recommend it highly to everyone, both beginners and those wanting to perfect his or her skills.

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How to Read a Book by Mortimer Jerome Adler pdf free download

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Jerome Adler pdf free download

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Review

“These four hundred pages are packed full of high matters which no one solicitous of the future of American culture can afford to overlook.” (Jacques Barzun)

“It shows concretely how the serious work of proper reading may be accomplished and how much it may yield in the way of instruction and delight.” (The New Yorker)

“‘There is the book; and here is your mind.’ Adler and Van Doren’s suggestions on how to connect the two will make you nostalgic for a slower, more earnest, less trivial time.” (Anne Fadiman)

Love that it is separated by topic. If my son reads History today, I can have him read that section exclusively. Great book. He really likes it.

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The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant, Marianne Gluszak Brown pdf free download

The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant, Marianne Gluszak Brown pdf free download

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Featuring

•More than 1,900 Sign Illustrations Including 327 New Signs
•Plus DVD Showing How to Form Signs
•Arranged by Handshape for Easy Identification
•Complete Index of English Vocabulary for All Signs
•An Introduction to Deaf Culture and ASL Structure

The first reference source that allows users to access ASL signs without previous knowledge of their English equivalents (far superior to those in most other English-ASL glossaries). Likely to become indispensable on many educators’ and students’ bookshelves.—CHOICE

Now, the bestselling resource The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary has been completely revised with more than 320 new signs and a new DVD. This unique reference can help users locate a sign whose meaning they have forgotten, or help them find the meaning of a new sign they have just seen for the first time. It organizes more than 1,900 ASL signs by 40 basic handshapes and includes detailed descriptions on how to form these signs to represent the different English words that they might mean. ASL students can begin to track down a sign by determining whether it is formed with one hand or two. Further distinctions of handshape, palm orientation, location, movement, and other nonmanual body signals help them pinpoint their search while also refining their grasp of ASL syntax and grammar. A complete English word index provides the option of referring to an alphabetical listing of English terms to locate an equivalent sign or choice of signs.

The new DVD shows how each sign is formed from beginning to end. Users can watch a sign at various speeds to learn precisely how to master it themselves. Together, the new edition of The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary and its accompanying DVD presents students, sign language teachers, and deaf and hearing people alike with the perfect combination for enhancing communication skills in both ASL and English.

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Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age pdf free download by Richard Campbell, Christopher R. Martin, Bettina Fabos

Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age pdf free download by Richard Campbell, Christopher R. Martin, Bettina Fabos

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Some stickers on cover. Few if any markings on pages.

Exactly what i needed to complete my semester.
Very informative for school.
Very informative for school.

Great textbook.

Great explanation.

Great book.

Exactly what i needed.
Exactly what i needed to complete my semester.

Some stickers on cover. Few if any markings on pages.

Great textbook. Highly recommended.

Biography

Christopher R. Martin is professor and the former head of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His research has been published in Journalism Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Communication Research, Labor Research Journal, Perspectives on Politics, Popular Music and Society, Journal of Communication, and he has written pieces for Z magazine, Huffington Post, Editor & Publisher, and the Des Moines Register. With Richard Campbell and Bettina Fabos, he is co-author of Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication, and Media Essentials (both Bedford/St. Martin’s), and author of an award-winning book on how labor unions are covered in the news media, Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media (Cornell University Press, 2004).

Martin previously taught at Miami University (Ohio), and was a visiting professor at Universitat Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt University) in Austria. He is a recipient of the State of Iowa’s Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award, and the Veridian Community Engagement Award. Martin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an MA from Emerson College, and a BA from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin pdf free download

The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin pdf free download

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The Gregg Reference Manual is intended for anyone who writes, edits, or prepares material for distribution or publication. For over fifty years this manual has been recognized as the best style manual for business professionals and for students who want to master the on-the-job standards of business professionals.

Features of the New Edition
The eleventh edition of The Gregg Reference Manual has been revised and enhanced to satisfy the continually evolving demands of business and academic writers. In addition, this special four-color edition of GRM pays tribute to the author Bill Sabin with personal photographs and a new biographical essay.

Other Components of the Eleventh Edition
A number of supplementary components are available online for trainers, instructors and students including:

  • Basic Worksheets
  • Comprehensive Worksheets
  • Trainer’s Resource Manual
  • Instructor’s Resource Manual

    Visit The Gregg Reference Manual Resource Center
    www.mhhe.com/grm11

I teach business writing in industry and government, and I recommend the Gregg Manual enthusiastically in all my programs, at every level. There are a lot of wonderful resources out there, including Albert Joseph’s classic EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO GRAMMAR, that can help you understand what makes our language tick, but there is nothing like Gregg when you need an authoritative answer NOW to a specific (even picayune) question. And it’s striking to see how EXCITED seemingly well-balanced people from all walks of life can be when they first get their hands on Gregg. After reading the other reviews here, I am even preparing to do the unthinkable and buy a new copy – just to see what the new edition has to say about computers.

Great for anyone needs to project a polished / professional image through their writing. Covers all aspects of writing, except the content.

 

 

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The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore pdf free download

The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore pdf free download

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First published in 1967, this text is now more relevant than ever, as McLuhan’s foresights about the impact of new media is actualized at unprecedented speeds via the Internet. It portrays technologies as an extension of man, illustrating how our senses are massaged and our preceptions altered as these devices become integral parts of our lives.

Amazon.com Review

The Medium is the Massage is Marshall McLuhan’s most condensed, and perhaps most effective, presentation of his ideas. Using a layout style that was later copied by Wired, McLuhan and coauthor/designer Quentin Fiore combine word and image to illustrate and enact the ideas that were first put forward in the dense and poorly organized Understanding Media. McLuhan’s ideas about the nature of media, the increasing speed of communication, and the technological basis for our understanding of who we are come to life in this slender volume. Although originally printed in 1967, the art and style in The Medium is the Massage seem as fresh today as in the summer of love, and the ideas are even more resonant now that computer interfaces are becoming gateways to the global village. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

From the “I can’t believe this went out of print” file come two of McLuhan’s signature titles. Though a lot of this may seem like freaky rantings from the Sixties (LJ 6/1/67 and LJ 11/1/68, respectively), many of McLuhan’s observations on technology, violence, etc., still ring true.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Surprisingly relevant still. Very purposefully designed with meaningful photographs and illustrations.

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A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin pdf free download

A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin pdf free download

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The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.

Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:

• SmartBook® – an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
• Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
• Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
• The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.

Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Needed the book for a Comms class. It’s a really resourceful book.

It’s very helpful!

Good text

Great book!

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A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by Dan O’Hair pdf free download

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by Dan O'Hair pdf free download

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A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by Dan O’Hair pdf free download.
This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research, and organization, to practice and delivery. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect for the public speaking course, and any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. The fourth edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world, with a new chapter on online presentations, and new tools and advice for finding and evaluating online sources.
It’s easy to understand. Straightforward.
it got here quick, it was very helpful.
Required reading for college course.

excellent.

Mint condition! Impressed!

Offers practical coverage of all the topics and skills that you need to give polished speeches and presentations in your speech class and beyond. This edition includes essential advice on using digital tools and presenting online.
hink of this slim tome as the CliffNotes version of how to effectively prepare for, practice and deliver a speech. A motivated reader could sit down with this book for just a couple hours and literally come away with a few dozen practical tips for pulling off what many people view as one of the most anxiety-producing tasks in life. Don’t look for any lofty theories or detailed analysis in this handy guidebook. It’s a down-and-dirty crash-course that strips public speaking to its bare essence. I’ve been teaching public speaking courses on two college campuses for years. We use a much more detailed text because we have over three months to explore this complex topic. But for folks who only have a few hours as opposed to a few months to assemble a checklist of helpful hints, this is your book.
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Mastering the American Accent by Lisa Mojsin pdf free download

Mastering the American Accent by Lisa Mojsin pdf free download

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This combination book and audio instructional program is designed to diminish the accents of men and women who speak English as their second language. It will help them speak standard American English with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. Specific exercises concentrate on vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, B, TH, and the American R, employ correct syllable stress, link words for smoother speech flow, use common word contractions such as won’t instead of will not, and more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. They include distinguishing between casual and formal speech, homophones (for instance, they’re and there), recognizing words with silent letters (comb, receipt, and others), and avoiding embarrassing pronunciation mistakes, such as mixing up party and potty. Students are familiarized with many irregular English spelling rules and exceptions, and are shown how such irregularities can contribute to pronunciation errors. A native language guide references problematic accent issues of 13 different language backgrounds. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Enclosed with the book are four compact discs that use male and female voices to coach correct American-style pronunciation.

For the past few years, I’ve been searching and trying different books on how to speak standard American English to reduce my accent and ultimately increase my confidence at work and in life, but I’ve never found one book that really addresses my issues until I used this book.

Reading the book and listening to the CD make me feel that the author truly understands my issues and frustrations. The book demonstrates each pronunciation with practice words and sentences which are simple and easily understood. Those practice words and sentences showed me that I have been pronouncing words incorrectly but wouldn’t have known this otherwise. Moreover, I can apply those examples immediately in my daily conversations.

I highly recommend this book. You will benefit it tremendously by following the book’s instructions and applying to your daily life.
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Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J. Thompson pdf free download

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J. Thompson pdf free download

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“When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control.”

Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you’re talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson’s essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view—and take the lead in most disputes.

This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson’s five universal truths of “human interaction”:

  1. People feel the need to be respected
  2. People would rather be asked than be told
  3. People have a desire to know why
  4. People prefer to have options over threats
  5. People want to have a second chance

Stop being frustrated and misunderstood. Stop finding yourself on the losing end of an argument. With Verbal Judoyou’ll be able to have your say—and say what you mean.

I’m a nurse that works psych and corrections. This book showed me some techniques I already knew and some I didn’t. Was an enjoyable read also.

 

great book. should be a required read for anyone who deals with people in stressful situations

 

About the Author

George J. Thompson, PH.D., was the president and founder of the Verbal Judo Institute before his death in 2011. A former English professor and a black-belt master of karate, he created and crash-tested verbal judo when he was a police officer on an urban beat.

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