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Assignment & Thesis Writing, Anderson, Jonathan; Poole, Millicent
1 Anderson, Jonathan; Poole, Millicent Assignment & Thesis Writing
Australia John Wiley & Sons 1998 047133927X / 9780471339274 3rd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
170 indexed pages. Good writing skills don't always come naturally. Students faced with writing essays, assignments, tutorial papers, dissertations or theses should find this book of use. It clarifies the complexities of formal writing, and is up to date for the late 1990s reflecting technological advances such as the use of the World Wide Web for referencing, and computers to write and publish. Table of Contents: Part 1 Assignment writing and theses at the tertiary level: writing at the tertiary level; planning the assignment; planning the thesis; scholarly writing - a case study; computer tools for writing; the computer as information tool. Part 2 Writing the assignment or thesis: common features of editorial style; the general format; page and chapter format; the use of quotations; footnotes. Part 2 Revising the assignment of thesis: editing and evaluating the final product. For tertiary students. 
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Australian Survival Speller, Arnold, Josie Stainsby
2 Arnold, Josie Stainsby Australian Survival Speller
Australia Oxford Univ Pr 1984 0195545583 / 9780195545586 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
80 pages. This Speller is designed to help secondary school students to gain confidence in spelling and using words which might not be a part of working vocabulary. It provides thirty spelling rules and hints, followed by exercises and examples to reinforce them. Specialist words are introduced and used in sentences to help to understand their everyday use and application. This Speller is a basic reference handbook which will provide a starting point to enrich your self-expression. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell, Bacia, Jennifer
3 Bacia, Jennifer Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell
Australia Allen & Unwin 1994 1863736484 / 9781863736480 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages. This is the book all aspiring Australian writers have been waiting for! Here is a guide written by an Australian for Australians about how to write books that selL As one of Australia's most successful popular novelists, Jennifer Bacia provides practical advice and strategies for writing that novel you’ve dreamed of for so long. In a down-to-earth and conversational style the author: Tells you how to make sure you are writing the novel that publishers - and readers - really want. Shows you how ideas for plots are everywhere. Provides page after page of examples and illustrations. Takes you step by step through the development of her own ?rst novel sharing the lessons, the problems and the breakthroughs that resulted in a book which became a world-wide bestseller. Gives advice on the business side of writing. This book is a must for anyone who has nursed a dream of one day trying to write a best-seller. And the time has never been more ripe as Australian publishers now actively seek to develop their own lists of local popular writers. Jennifer Bacia tells you everything you need to know to write the kind of novel publishers can’t get enough of. Iemrifer Bacia is the author of the internationally successful novels "Shadows of Power", "Angel of Honour","Whisper from the Gods" and "Mask of Paradise", all published by Pan. She also teaches creative writing, writes stories and articles for various magazines, has a regular newspaper column and has just completed her ?rst screenplay. 
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The New Writer's Survival Guide, Bates, Dianne
4 Bates, Dianne The New Writer's Survival Guide
Australia Penguin 1989 0140115080 / 9780140115086 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
261 pages. An introduction to the art of writing for beginner-writers with information on contact addresses, ideas for various writing styles, songs, journalism, poetry, publishing, family histories, plays, drama, short stories, etc. With Words of advice and encouragement from authors such as Paul Jennings, Ruby Langford, Serge Liberman, David Foard, Helen Cerni, Doug MacLeod, Simon French, Judith Worthy and David Williamson. 
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Compose Yourself, Blamires, Harry
5 Blamires, Harry Compose Yourself
UK Penguin 2004 0141010533 / 9780141010533 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
247 indexed pages. This book is the ideal reference work for anyone who wants to express their thoughts in the clearest and most effective way for any audience whether in essays, journalism, letters or work reports. Inaccurate or poorly expressed writing can create a detrimental impression on the reader, but it is easy to avoid such problems by thinking logically about what you want to say before starting to write. Packed with examples of poor usage from sources such as magazines and newspapers, this commonsense guide demonstrates the best ways of producing confident and persuasive English. An invaluable addition to the bookshelf of everyone who wants to write well, it provides the key tools to help you: Focus on what you want to say and keep your message clear. Use words meaningfully and unambiguously. Prevent common errors in usage and lapses in grammar. Find the most appropriate language for your subject. Avoid jargon, cliches and misuse of metaphors. Cut out unnecessary phrases and words. There is a name and date in the first page. 
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Fair Dinkum Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Literacy and Power, Boomer, Garth
6 Boomer, Garth Fair Dinkum Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Literacy and Power
U.S.A. Boynton/Cook Pub 1985 0867091398 / 9780867091397 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. A collection of fourteen articles written over the period 1974-1984 by the past President of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. From a variety of perspectives, the author expounds with insight, forthrightness, and humor his major themes: the power of intention, the importance of practical theories, the value of personal investigations, the shaping power of contexts and structures, the struggle between habit and creation, and importance of action and reflection. This book is addressed particularly to teachers-practicing or prospective-who, like Garth Boomer, are addicted to learning more about the art and science of English teaching, who want to see themselves as reflective students of their own understandings and behaviors, as "action researchers" in their own classrooms. Contents: Introduction. l. Piggy Nick - That’s a Good Word. ll. Where Has the Eye Gone in Schools? lll. Tell Me a Story: An Experiment in Language Development. lV. Becoming the Reader over One's Own Shoulder. V. Writing Fair Dinkum in the Primary School. Vl. Some Thoughts on Programming for the Language Arts. Vll. Oracy in Australian Schools (or Doing What Comes Naturally). Vlll. A Parent's Guide to Literacy. IX. Literacy: Where Should Australia Be Heading? X. Addressing the Problem of Elsewhereness: A Case for Action Research in Schools. Xl. Towards a Model of the Composing Process in Writing. Xll. The Literacy Machine: Towards a Universal Program for Literacy. Xlll. Zen and the Art of Computing. XlV. The Wisdom of the Antipodes: What's Working for Literacy in Australia. Ex lib. 
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Literacy Evaluation: Issues and Practicalities: Issues and Practicalities, Bouffler, Chrystine (editor)
7 Bouffler, Chrystine (editor) Literacy Evaluation: Issues and Practicalities: Issues and Practicalities
Australia PETA 1992 0711916705 / 9780711916708 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
116 pages. The increasing pressure for greater accountability which has accompanied recent economic changes has put assessment high on the educational agenda. There are four major groups requiring performance information: students, teachers, parents and educational systems. This book surveys some of the recent developments in language assessment, both in Australia and overseas, which attempt to satisfy the needs of these groups. It looks at some of the issues which surround these developments, raising questions about our views of knowledge and asking whether the needs of all groups can be satisfied by one form of assessment. It also looks at the way some systems and some teachers have tackled the issues and offers practical suggestions for organising assessment in the classroom. Chrystine Bouffler is Head of the School of Education at Ballarat University College. She has had a long involvement in teaching and literacy learning within Australia and overseas. She is well known to PETA members for her work on spelling - in particular, for her book Spell by Writing and PEN Spelling It Out to Parents, both written with Wendy Bean. Her interest and expertise go beyond the area of spelling, however, and her most recent publication was a PEN on Assessment and Evaluation in Reading, written with Bruce Knight. There is a name in the first page. 
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York Notes on "THE SCARLET LETTER" Nathaniel Hawthorne, Brown, Suzanne (Notes By.)
8 Brown, Suzanne (Notes By.) York Notes on "THE SCARLET LETTER" Nathaniel Hawthorne
U. K. Longman 1997 058202305X / 9780582023055 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
80 pages. "York Notes" offer an exciting approach to English literature. This market leading series fully reflects student needs. They are packed with summaries, commentaries, exam advice, margin and textual features to offer a wider context to the text and encourage a critical analysis. 
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Cliffs Notes on Golding's Lord of the Flies, Calandra, Denis M. (editor)
9 Calandra, Denis M. (editor) Cliffs Notes on Golding's Lord of the Flies
U.S.A. Cliffs Notes 1971 0822007541 / 9780822007548 Revised Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
69 pages. There a scratch in the front cover which partially affects the word 'Lord'. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Lessons in English, Capner, R.; Hood, R.
10 Capner, R.; Hood, R. Lessons in English
Australia Science Press 1987 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
130 pages including illustrations and notes. For secondary school students. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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John Keats, Selected Poems: York Notes, Carstairs, Charlotte
11 Carstairs, Charlotte John Keats, Selected Poems: York Notes
Uk Longman 1983 0582782929 / 9780582782921 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
96 pages. Blacked out name in front fly. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Using Words: Verbal communication in Industry, Casson, John
12 Casson, John Using Words: Verbal communication in Industry
U. K. John Casson 1981 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
220 indexed pages. 
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13 Clanchy, John et al Essay Writing for Students: A Practical Guide
Australia Longman 1995 0582871883 / 9780582871885 3rd Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xii + 143 pages. Practical approach to academic writing, in particular to the central tasks of: analysing a topic; reading and research; planning and drafting; editing the final version of an essay or report. This edition also includes a chapter on book reviews. lab reports and fieldwork reports. which will make the book as relevant to Science as to Social Science and Humanities students. Some sensible advice is also offered on the advantages and problems of word-processing. Further appendices elaborate the advice given in the text and provide materials for practice of essential skills. This book will be an invaluable guide for students in universities and TAFEs. for final year secondary school students preparing for tertiary study, and for all the staff who teach them. John Clanchy and Brigid Ballard between them share a long history of teaching at different levels and in different countries. They have taught in secondary schools. universities and teachers" colleges. They have been members of curriculum committees and examining bodies. and have an intimate knowledge of what is required at each of these levels. John Clanchy is currently Head of the Study Skills Centre in the Australian National University. Brigid Ballard is Senior Academic Adviser in the same Centre. The students who consult them for help with writing and related study skills range from first year undergraduates to doctoral students. The problems these students typically strike, the actual tasks and materials presented to them. and the strategies the authors use for helping them, all become part of the texture of this book. 
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English Grammar: A Functional Approach, Collerson, John
14 Collerson, John English Grammar: A Functional Approach
Australia Primary English Teaching Association 1994 187562211X / 9781875622115 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
152 indexed pages. reases in the front cover, name in the front fly. At a time when increasing attention is being given to grammar by teachers and others, this book presents an introduction to English grammar based on a functional approach. lt is not intended as a grammar for teaching directly to school students but as a resource for teachers themselves. A functional grammar is more appropriate for teachers than traditional grammar because it can be more directly related to the ways in which language is being used. Fleaders who have some familiarity with traditional grammar will find this functional approach different from the traditional one, but they will recognise quite a number of familiar landmarks. However, the book has been written on the assumption that many readers may not be familiar with any grammar, and everything is clearly explained as the text unfolds. While this book does not deal explicitly with the teaching of grammar, it is based on the belief that teachers should be confident in their knowledge of the grammatical system. For the more the teacher knows about how the language operates, the more insight he or she will have into how students are using language in their speech and writing. The sort of systematic knowledge of grammar offered by this book becomes a resource to be drawn on continually in talking with students about language. Name in the first page. 
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Young Children and Language, Cook, V. J.
15 Cook, V. J. Young Children and Language
U. K. E. Arnold 1979 0713162481 / 9780713162486 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
88 indexed pages. This book is written for all those who are professionally or personally concerned with the language development of the young child. The author has set out to distinguish the main areas of information necessary as a basis for understanding language development, encouraging it, and helping to solve any problems that may occur. The book does not presume any particular academic background in the reader, and is written in a straightforward and accessible style. It represents one of the first attempts to introduce the rapidly-changing area of children's language to a non-academic audience. The author starts from the idea that children need language for a variety of purposes. He traces how this affects the child's development through the one-word and two-word stages until, by the age of five, the child is using the basic patterns of language. He also looks at the ways in which language is linked to the child's mental development, at the important issues about the different kinds of language the child hears and needs to use, and at some of the important developments that take place after the age of five. Finally, he discusses some ways in which under-fives can be helped with language, and possible approaches to problems. The book is based on a wide variety of current research into children's language, and also on the author's recent involvement with courses for playgroup leaders. lt provides a practical and up-to-date introduction to basic aspects of language development. The photograph on the cover is reproduced by permission of Bob Bray and of the Pre-school Playgroups Association. 
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Write On! Joy Cowley's Guide for Young Authors, Cowley, Joy
16 Cowley, Joy Write On! Joy Cowley's Guide for Young Authors
New Zealand Scholastic 1994 1869432258 / 9781869432256 1st Edition Stapled Pictorial Cover Very Good 12mo Trevor Pye 
31 pages including drawings. A small book, with short explanations and instructions, copiously illustrated in black and white. Topics are covered briefly but include: where stories come from; the importance of punctuation, vocabulary, grammar; working out how to write your story; editing; and writing your own book. More suitable for children up to intermediate level. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Secret Language: The Real Meaning Behind What People Say, Croucher, John S.
17 Croucher, John S. The Secret Language: The Real Meaning Behind What People Say
Australia ABC Books 2010 073332553X / 9780733325533 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
175 pages including drawings. Have you ever wondered what the ads in the real estate section really mean when they describe a property as having 'period detailing' or 'uninterrupted views' or 'huge potential'? Or what is really going on in your partner's head when they say "We need to talk" or "Do whatever you want"? And what about when your boss encourages you to "think outside the square" or tells you that they "value your input"? Cliches are so much a part of our everyday communications that we rarely stop to think about the meaning behind the tumble of words. John Croucher grabs these expressions by the throat, shakes them about a bit, and then squeezes out the truth. With chapters on real estate, motor vehicles, law and order, business, retail, medicine and relationships, this is the perfect book for dipping into when you're looking for the truth - or a good chuckle. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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How to Write Essays: A Practical Guide for Students, Cutler-Stuart, Margaret
18 Cutler-Stuart, Margaret How to Write Essays: A Practical Guide for Students
Australia Hale & Iremonger 1993 0868061905 / 9780868061900 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
52 pages. Includes bibliographical references. Inscription in inside front cover. ‘I know what I want to say but I just can’t seem to get it down on paper.’ For many students this is a familiar problem. To be told ‘you can write if you really want to’ doesn’t help. Writing is not simply inspiration; it involves clear thinking and thorough planning. How to write essays shows how to plan an essay, in simple steps, from the introduction to the conclusion. It guides the student from the most elementary essay forms through to writing for a particular audience or purpose. The book also gives advice on how to improve writing style, handling examination essays, and mastering spelling and punctuation. It is an essential aid for all students. ‘Planning is emphasised as important; this is a pleasing aspect ofthe book ... recommended’ Tasmanian Resources Review Margaret Cutler-Stuart BA, Dip.Ed., has worked extensively with teacher training programmes specialising in student’s writing problems and is the author of What is the Writer Saying?, How to Understand Poetry, and co-author of Switch on your brain. 
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A Grammar Companion for Primary Teachers, Derek Knoke
19 Derek Knoke A Grammar Companion for Primary Teachers
Australia Primary English Teaching Association (PETA) 2001 1875622306 / 9781875622306 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
125 pages including bibliography. In recent years, teachers throughout Australia have been divided between traditional and functional approaches to grammar. For the first time, a guide which brings together the terminology of both traditional and functional models to create a multi-purpose grammar. Designed for easy reference, this book provides comprehensive and accessible descriptions and explanations of all grammatical features of English. Using word, clause and text level examples, even the grammar novice will find this guide easy to follow. For teachers who already know about grammar, it will show how to extend that knowledge to include a more functional perspective. A highly influential writer and researcher, Beverly Derewianka's excellent outlines can be used in conjunction with John Collerson‘s suggestions for classroom practice in Grammar in Teaching. A handy resource or a day to day companion - no primary classroom should be without it. The author has also authored "Exploring How Texts Work" published by PETA in 1990 as well as a number of other books and articles on language education. She was a member of the team responsible for the new English K-6 Syllabus in NSW and works closely with classroom teachers in the implementation of syllabus documents. As Director of the Centre for Language Education at the University of Wollongong she is involved in a number of research projects concerned with children's language development. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Becoming a Writer, Dumbrell, Laurel
20 Dumbrell, Laurel Becoming a Writer
Australia Unwin 1987 0868617911 / 9780868617916 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xii + 149 indexed pages. A guide to the ways in which successful writers have set about evolving a personal 'process of writing'. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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