How to Read a Book, first published in 1940, is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. Now it has been completely rewritten and updated.
Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.
Odysseus. Robinson Crusoe. Harry Potter. What do these memorable characters have in common? Why do we turn to certain stories again and again? And what impact have they made on world history? These 24 eye-opening lectures give fresh insight into some of the greatest heroes in world literature, from warriors such as Beowulf and Odysseus to unexpected heroes such as Uncle Tom and Sancho Panza. Professor Shippey gives you an inside glimpse into the writer's process.
"Outstanding! Myth, Legend & History Come Alive"
Revised and updated for the 2012 exams, the 2012 Audio Edition (abridged) of the PHR / SPHR Study Guide is a comprehensive audio program that covers all six exam areas, and includes an audio glossary and numerous test-taking tips. Additional role-playing examples are included in the audio version to help illustrate certain topics. With more than 26 hours of clear and concise information, it is an important resource for those individuals who prefer to work independently in preparation for the PHR / SPHR certification exams.
"This is a great, but can't be your only resource"
Did you know that listening to audiobooks doesn't just make you smarter, it makes you smarter, quicker, and increases your intellect - and recall - as well? If you want to discover why audiobooks are the coming rage, this is the audiobook for you. If you want to learn more, faster than ever before, this audiobook is for you, too. Learn how to use cognitive skills and retention tools to revolutionize the way you and your family learn.
"Very Insightful, I am smarter for listening."
A new book from the award-winning teacher and best-selling author, Ron Clark, providing rules for parents and teachers to help kids succeed in school.
"They Say / I Say" identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the audiobook includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and - new to this edition - writing about literature.
Security+ (SY0-201) Lecture Series audio training is a fresh, intuitive way for IT professionals to get the training they need for their career. Security+ Lecture Series provides authentic, instructor-led lessons on the most essential topics covered in the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-201) exam. A passing score on the (SY0-201) exam is required for the Security+ certification, and this Lecture Series audio training helps you pass the exam quickly and easily.
"Good foundation but practice with tests!"
In The Book Whisperer, Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read, combined with a program for independent reading. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors.
Jump-start your reading skills! Speed reading used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading in just a few minutes a day. With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed.
"Could have been 5 stars"
Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television programs, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers.
Introducing GRE Vocabulary 3000, the most comprehensive audio course for GRE vocabulary on the market. Learn how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms through the use of these unique audio exercises.
"In a Word....Artless"
Thirty years in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. With over 100,000 copies in print since its original publication in 2002, this book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching". John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and was a New York State Teacher of the Year.
"He speaks the truth because he was a cog"
Idioms are an essential part of the English language. It's easy to get lost in translation if you do not know the meanings of these everyday phrases. Inspired By English brings you a collective work about 117 of the most commonly used English idioms and phrasal verbs. This guide provides a short and memorable meaning for each common phrase along with three real world examples of how they are used. Many examples also focus on only one common phrasal meaning at a time so that you learn faster and more efficiently.
"personal favorite in my esl teaching toolbox"
Written by authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this outline covers what is typically taught in a law school criminal procedure course. Included are detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master the course. Inside you'll find: case studies, key takeaways, and review questions.
It’s true—you CAN do simple everyday math in your head, without a calculator! Improve your mental math skills in one week with just ten minutes of practice a day. Join The Math Dude, Jason Marshall, as he leads you through the tricky journey of mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, AND percentages in your head. Whether you’re calculating the tip on a $76.85 meal or you’re frantically doing mental math in a business meeting—Math Dude has got you covered.
"Engaging, Entertaining, & Educational"
Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey - the plot - fails. In this audiobook, best-selling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence. Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict and, in the final chapter, analyzes the primary plot structures that delight readers.
From America's leading experts on parent-child communication, authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry, comes a breakthrough guide telling parents and techers how to handle one of the burning issues of our day: how to motivate kids to succeed in school at a time when schools are rife with violence and many students are openly rebellious.
"Too much abridgement"
This engaging course of lectures begins by providing a detailed and accurate overview of Plato's philosophy and it's central idea - the idea of a transcendent reality that has popularly become known as the theory of the Forms. Professor Kreeft then takes us on a concise journey through Western Philosophical history to show how that central idea - the theory of forms - has either been built upon or reacted to by philosophers ever since.
Your voice is your identity. It can tell people everything about who you are, how you feel about yourself, and what you believe in. Now you can gain perfect command of your voice with Vocal Awareness. Created by Arthur Joseph, an international voice specialist, Vocal Awareness is a complete system for mastering your voice and integrating it into your life. Your voice has the power to instantly reach out and connect with people.
"Cult Indoctrination or Voice Lesson?"