Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book. The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students. This edition includes new sections on: Making an argument and persuading your reader Using sources creatively Avoiding plagiarism Writing online Further sources of information about academic writing Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.
"I am delighted to endorse this practical and accessible guide to writing and developing a portfolio for nurses. Unlike many 'how-to-do' approaches to portfolio compilation, this book acknowledges the complexity involved in learning from practice, and recording that learning in a meaningful way. The book respectfully guides the reader through essential elements to be considered if a portfolio is to be more than a depository of paper, yet avoids prescription in acknowledging the individual nature of the portfolio and its necessity to reflect the nurse's own journey through their career." Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK "The compilation of a nursing portfolio is a task, which is often neglected in the busy student nurse's life between long shifts and assignments. Timmins & Duffy encourage one to take on the challenge and guide one through the process systematically ... Examples of structured reflections and of portfolio layouts make the realisation of one's own well presented portfolio easier than one might think. Any student or qualified nurse will thus benefit from Timmins & Duffy's encouraging book." Karin Schirmaier, Student, University of the West of England, UK "This book is intended for nurses at all stages of their careers and offers a much needed step-by-step guide to planning, writing and maintaining a portfolio. I was particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on refl ection and education, as a means of encouraging nurses to think critically and learn from their own practice. All in all, this is a very well-constructed book which I highly recommend." Professor Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, UK This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don't know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio. Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes: Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks Writing your Nursing Portfolio is indispensable reading for all nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio. The book describes how the nursing portfolio fits into clinical practice and how it can make a positive difference to the nurse, patient and others.
“Creating a Coaching Culture provides a rich source of knowledge, guidance and experience for anybody involved in the important business of helping drive coaching in organisations. It builds on the Hawkins and Smith seven-step model that we have used to guide our thinking and actions at Ernst & Young. After reading the book I take away a host of ideas and best practice that I will use in the business.” Ian Paterson, Ernst & Young LLP and MD, EMCC UK “Peter Hawkins draws on 30 years of international organizational change consultancy in Creating a Coaching Culture. He offers seven steps, numerous case studies, and his real world experience. Reading this book, it is easy to pinpoint how far along one's organization has moved towards developing a sustainable coaching culture and what the next steps are. Like Peter's other books, Creating a Coaching Culture sits on my desk, not my bookshelf, because of its usefulness, depth of thought, and Peter's expertise.” Catherine Carr, doctoral candidate in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching, Carr & Associates leadership coaching “The book clearly outlines why the creation of a coaching culture is critical to the success of any organisation. More importantly it describes the practical steps required to achieve this success and how you can measure progress and benefits along the journey.” Richard King, Serial NED and Coach, former Deputy Managing Partner for Ernst and Young “In recent years, the concepts of leadership culture and coaching culture have become increasingly intertwined, to the extent that achieving a coaching culture is a common aspiration for organizations of all sizes … Peter Hawkins brings the topic up to date, using multiple case studies and an analytical approach that clarifies the challenges and how to address them.” David Clutterbuck, Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes & Sheffield Hallam Universities, UK "In this book Peter Hawkins brings together his extensive experience as a business leader, coach, consultant and leadership developer to provide a comprehensive handbook on how to help people, teams and organisational stakeholders learn through the practice of coaching. It will be of benefit not only to those engaged in the people development professions, but also managers and leaders who are looking to enhance the value and potential contribution of their people." Hilary Lines PhD, Executive and Team Coach, UK "This is an eloquently written text that is recommended reading for coaches and mentors working in large organizations, for human resource managers and corporate management teams." EMCC's International Journal "Have just finished reading this it is excellent and like all Peter's books practical but well informed." David Lane How do we create a coaching culture? What will be the benefits for all parties? How can we link it to the performance of our business? How do we calculate the return on investment? How do we make it sustainable? Organizations are investing large sums of money in employing external and internal coaching and are increasingly under pressure to show a demonstrable return on this investment. In this much-needed book, Hawkins gives a well researched and practical answer to the whole question of how you create a ‘coaching culture’ and provides a step-by step guide to implementing this change. The book includes advice for both coaches and HR professionals on: Establishing the right integrated mix of coaching by line managers, internal specialized coaches and external coaches Combining individual and team coaching and connect both to the organizational change agenda Harvesting the organizational learning from the thousands of coaching conversations A coaching style becoming a way of relating internally and externally to all the organization’s stakeholders Case studies show how a wide range of international organizations have developed successful coaching strategies to increase the effectiveness of their businesses. This book will provide you with valuable insights whether you are a coach, an organization consultant, an HR professional or a Chief Executive.
Creating an eBook and publishing for Kindle and other e-readers is straightforward, fun and profitable, but if you have never done it before, it can also be daunting. This book shows how you can create an eBook, get it on sale and then shows how free eBook marketing techniques can be used to promote and sell your eBooks around the world.
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Publishing is one of the oldest and most influential businesses in the world. It remains an essential creative and knowledge industry, worth over $140 billion a year, which continues to shape our education and culture. Two trends make this a particularly exciting time. The first is the revolution in communications technology that has transformed what it means to publish; far from resting on their laurels and retreating into tradition, publishers are doing as they always have - staying on the cutting edge. The second is the growing body of academic work that studies publishing in its many forms. Both mean that there has never been a more important time to examine this essential practice and the current state of knowledge. The Oxford Handbook of Publishing marks the coming of age of the scholarship in publishing studies with a comprehensive exploration of current research, featuring contributions from both industry professionals and internationally renowned scholars on subjects such as copyright, corporate social responsibility, globalizing markets, and changing technology. This authoritative volume looks at the relationship of the book publishing industry with other media, and how intellectual property underpins what publishers do. It outlines the complex and risky economics of the industry and examines how marketing, publicity, and sales have become ever more central aspects of business practice, while also exploring different sectors in depth and giving full treatment to the transformational and much discussed impact of digital publishing. This Handbook is essential reading for anyone interested in publishing, literature, and the business of media, entertainment, culture, communication, and information.
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Poetry is increasingly democratic in its use of different formats, but it can be difficult to know how to navigate the range of options available. In a competitive field, this information is not always easy to access, and many poets make mistakes. This handbook is here to help. How do you make the finances work? Should you release a pamphlet or a full collection? Which promoters should you work with? How can you get your work reviewed? How do you maintain a public profile if performance isn't for you? What mentoring and publication options are open for mid-career poets? The Poetry Writers' Handbook will answer all these questions and more. It provides: - practical advice on managing income and funding a career - detailed information on printing and distribution, marketing and publicity, and submission to editors, reviewers and prizes - up-to-date contacts for funding organisations, prizes, publishers and magazines for poets and their work. It gives a clear and up-to-date picture of what poets should focus on at different stages in their career.
What is good academic writing? How should I present my written work? How can I improve my written work? Academic writing can be a daunting prospect for new undergraduates and postgraduates alike, regardless of whether they are home or overseas students. This accessible book provides them/students with all they need to know to produce excellent written work. Based on their many years of experience, the authors have structured the book so as to build students’ confidence in their own writing ability whilst at the same time respecting conventional ideas of what is, and what is not, acceptable in the academic domain. To reinforce student learning, the material is presented using a wealth of clear examples, hands-on tasks with answers, and logical sequences that build on earlier chapters. The first two sections of the book address the preparation and writing of assignments and research projects, while the third provides a useful toolkit containing reference materials on areas including punctuation, grammar and academic terminology. The book includes numerous tips and insights and comprehensively covers issues such as: Reading around a new topic The need for coherence and how to achieve it Structure and organisation Plagiarism, quoting and citing sources The main sections of a typical research project Writing style Finding your own voice Examiner expectations
Discover 70 Valuable Tips To Creating Irresistible Blog Posts, Articles, Ebooks And Videos That People Will LOVE... Doesn't it frustrate you when you want to write a new blog post, create a new product or record a video but don't even know where to start? They say "Content is King", and so it is true. You could have the most amazing-looking website on the 'net but if your content is mediocre then your visitors will never come back. If you're a blogger, video marketer, internet marketer, or an information product creator you've no doubt struggled with the question of content. But writing great content or recording videos that captivate isn't always easy, which is why I've written a guide to dispell this topic. Here's what you'll discover in the Content Creation Handbook: Discover 70 useful tips to creating your next blog post, article, ebook or video. Getting the writing process right. Before you begin writing anything, it is important to understand the writing process. How to write and come up with articles that captivate and engage readers. 31 blog post creation tips so you never have to stare at a blank page again. Valuable tips to writing a winning ebook. Information products, and more specifically eBooks, sell like hot cakes, only if you know how to write one that's valuable. Tips on creating videos that are professional and get attention. Videos are the thing in today's web space. Don't settle for "just good enough" when it comes to videos. How to optimize your blog posts for search engines so that you can generate free traffic from search engines like Google and Yahoo. How to structure your eBook so that it's more readable and actionable.
The allure and marketplace power of digital technologies continues to hold sway over the field of education with billions spent annually on technology in the United States alone. Literacy instruction at all levels is influenced by these evolving and ever-changing tools. While this opens the door to innovations in literacy curricula, it also adds a pedagogical responsibility to operate within a well-developed conceptual framework to ensure instruction is complemented or augmented by technology and does not become secondary to it. The Handbook of Research on Integrating Digital Technology With Literacy Pedagogies is a comprehensive research publication that considers the integration of digital technologies in all levels of literacy instruction and prepares the reader for inevitable technological advancements and changes. Covering a wide range of topics such as augmented reality, literacy, and online games, this book is essential for educators, administrators, IT specialists, curriculum developers, instructional designers, teaching professionals, academicians, researchers, education stakeholders, and students.