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Recommended Books and Books Worth Reading

Book Recommendations—Recent Books Women Should Read

 
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior      Leonard Mlodinow   “Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. In  Subliminal , Leonard Mlodinow employs his signature concise, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects to unravel the complexities of the subliminal mind. In the process he shows the many ways it influences how we misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates; how we misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions; and how we misremember important events--along the way, changing our view of ourselves and the world around us.”   If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Leonard Mlodinow

“Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. In Subliminal, Leonard Mlodinow employs his signature concise, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects to unravel the complexities of the subliminal mind. In the process he shows the many ways it influences how we misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates; how we misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions; and how we misremember important events--along the way, changing our view of ourselves and the world around us.”

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“The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world.”   If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

“The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way. Guy Deutscher says they're wrong. From Homer to Darwin, from Yale to the Amazon, and through a strange and dazzling history of the color blue, Deutscher argues that our mother tongues do indeed shape our experiences of the world.”

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Rules of Thumb for Business Writers    Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes, and Jay Silverman   " Rules of Thumb for Business Writers  offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and communications technology, with examples, sample documents, and a resource list.”  If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

Rules of Thumb for Business Writers

Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes, and Jay Silverman

"Rules of Thumb for Business Writers offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and communications technology, with examples, sample documents, and a resource list.”

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E-Mail: A Write it Well Guide: How to Write and Manage E-Mail in the Workplace    Janis Fisher Chan   “In today's fast-paced, competitive business environment, everyone needs to communicate clearly and use time productively. E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide is a user-friendly book that is filled with guidelines, tips, and tools. Discover how to write professional e-mail that gets results, makes better use of e-mail time, and avoids problems that can be costly. The book includes questions and exercises. The updated version includes a section on using instant messaging and handheld devices. Used by individuals, corporations, and trainers, this is a must-have for anyone who writes e-mail at work.”  If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

E-Mail: A Write it Well Guide: How to Write and Manage E-Mail in the Workplace

Janis Fisher Chan

“In today's fast-paced, competitive business environment, everyone needs to communicate clearly and use time productively. E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide is a user-friendly book that is filled with guidelines, tips, and tools. Discover how to write professional e-mail that gets results, makes better use of e-mail time, and avoids problems that can be costly. The book includes questions and exercises. The updated version includes a section on using instant messaging and handheld devices. Used by individuals, corporations, and trainers, this is a must-have for anyone who writes e-mail at work.”

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Mastering the Craft of Writing: How to Write with Clarity, Emphasis, and Style    Stephen Wilbers   “To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report,  Mastering the Craft of Writing  presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference. Either way, you'll have the tools to enliven your writing and delight your readers.  Write with economy: Eliminate wordiness, use strong verbs to drive your sentences, and don't trust modifiers.  Write with emphasis: Use punctuation for effect, structure sentences and paragraphs for coherency and flow, and employ repetition to make your point.  Write with distinction: Use your imagination to create the unexpected, add a light-hearted touch to your writing, and go beyond clarity to eloquence and grace.  With exercises, entertaining asides, and a wealth of useful information,  Mastering the Craft of Writing  is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.”  If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

Mastering the Craft of Writing: How to Write with Clarity, Emphasis, and Style

Stephen Wilbers

“To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference. Either way, you'll have the tools to enliven your writing and delight your readers.

Write with economy: Eliminate wordiness, use strong verbs to drive your sentences, and don't trust modifiers.

Write with emphasis: Use punctuation for effect, structure sentences and paragraphs for coherency and flow, and employ repetition to make your point.

Write with distinction: Use your imagination to create the unexpected, add a light-hearted touch to your writing, and go beyond clarity to eloquence and grace.

With exercises, entertaining asides, and a wealth of useful information, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.”

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The Language of Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language     Steven Pinker   “In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution.”   If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

The Language of Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker

“In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution.”

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The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-StopSource for Every Writing Assignment    Susan Thurman   “ The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need  is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples,  The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need  provides guidelines for: –Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence –Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes –Using correct punctuating in every sentence –Writing clearly and directly –Approaching writing projects, whether big or small.”   If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-StopSource for Every Writing Assignment

Susan Thurman

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish.
Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for:
–Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence
–Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes
–Using correct punctuating in every sentence
–Writing clearly and directly
–Approaching writing projects, whether big or small.”

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The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Practice and Exercise Book for Perfect Writing    Susan Thurman    “ Everyone wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate, but getting to that point is not always easy. If you've ever had difficulty finding the right phrase to complete a simple sentence or have struggled to put a complicated thought into words,  The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need  is for you.  In this book, grammar savant Susan Thurman guides you through the complexities of spelling, usage, and style in the English language. Her comprehensive drills show you how to:  -Find the right words  -Identify the parts of speech  -Recognize elements of a good sentence  -Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes  -Write clearly and directly  With more than 150 exercises and in-depth lessons, this workbook will quickly become your go-to resource for all your writing needs.  If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Practice and Exercise Book for Perfect Writing

Susan Thurman

Everyone wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate, but getting to that point is not always easy. If you've ever had difficulty finding the right phrase to complete a simple sentence or have struggled to put a complicated thought into words, The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need is for you.

In this book, grammar savant Susan Thurman guides you through the complexities of spelling, usage, and style in the English language. Her comprehensive drills show you how to:

-Find the right words

-Identify the parts of speech

-Recognize elements of a good sentence

-Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes

-Write clearly and directly

With more than 150 exercises and in-depth lessons, this workbook will quickly become your go-to resource for all your writing needs.

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Keys to Great Writing: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision     Stephen Wilbers   "Empower your writing!  Keys to Great Writing  covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.  From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including:  -Four Myths of Great Writing  -The Elements of Style Checklist  -The Elements of Composition Checklist  -The Four-Step Writing Process  -Glossary of Grammatical Terms  -Proofreading Checklist  -Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them)  -Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing  -Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness  -And much more!   Keys to Great Writing  is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.”  If you click on the picture, it will take you to amazon.

Keys to Great Writing: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

Stephen Wilbers

"Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.

From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including:

-Four Myths of Great Writing

-The Elements of Style Checklist

-The Elements of Composition Checklist

-The Four-Step Writing Process

-Glossary of Grammatical Terms

-Proofreading Checklist

-Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them)

-Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing

-Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness

-And much more!

Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.”

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