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  • Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Editionby Donald Asher

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 21.99

    The fully updated fourth edition of  the  go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master?s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers,  Graduate Admissions... more...

  • The Dissertation Journeyby Carol M. Roberts

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 36.95

    It?s an uphill climb?but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic... more...

  • Writing a Successful Research Paperby Stanley Chodorow

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 8.50

    This brief, practical guide offers a clear and comprehensive strategy for conceptualising, approaching, and executing the task of writing a research paper in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, it provides: a critical and process-oriented approach to the tasks of topic selection, formulation of the research question, thesis development,... more...

  • The Nuts and Bolts of College Writingby Michael Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 8.95

    This "worthy successor to Strunk and White"* now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles. "Highly recommended." --P. Finley, Choice * more...

  • Doing Your Literature Reviewby Jill Jesson; Lydia Matheson; Fiona M Lacey

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 49.00

    Guiding students through the process of writing both traditional and systematic literature reviews, this book tackles an area that is an integral part of doing research, yet is often overlooked by other methods texts. more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 16.00

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    "Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and  provocative." -- New York Times Book  Review . "A warm, generous and  hilarious guide through the writer's world and its  treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles  Times . "A gift to all of  us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...  sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately  cranky... more...

  • Transicionesby Todd Ruecker

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transiciones is a thorough ethnography of seven Latino students in transition between high school and community college or university. Data gathered over two years of interviews with the students, their high school English teachers, and their writing teachers and administrators at postsecondary institutions reveal a rich picture of the conflicted... more...

  • How To Write Crime Fictionby Sarah Williams

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best... more...

  • Still Life with Rhetoricby Laurie E. Gries

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 21.95

    In Still Life with Rhetoric , Laurie Gries forges connections among new materialism, actor network theory, and rhetoric to explore how images become rhetorically active in a digitally networked, global environment. Rather than study how an already-materialized ?visual text? functions within a specific context, Gries investigates how images often... more...