Making A Point

Author: David Crystal
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466865644
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The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organizations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error across the United States. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity, and commonsense. In David Crystal's Making a Point, he gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia and offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.

A Device For Making Point By Point Measurements Of A Varying Frequency

Author: R. L. Chase
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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Get To The Point

Author: Joel Schwartzberg
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523094125
File Size: 72,90 MB
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Champion Your Best Ideas! Every time you communicate, you're trying to do something, change something, or move someone to action. You're trying to make a point. But the only way to make a point is to have a point. And the surprising truth is, very few communicators know their points or even understand what a point is, rendering them pointless. Communications expert Joel Schwartzberg says a point is not just a topic, an idea, or a theme. A real point is a proposition of value. It's a contention you can propose, argue, illustrate, and prove. In this concise and practical book, you'll learn to identify your point, strengthen it, stick to it, and sell it. Whether you want to improve your impact in speeches, staff meetings, pitches, emails, PowerPoint presentations, or any other communication setting, Schwartzberg's novel approach teaches you how to go from simply sharing a thought to making a difference. Which would you rather do?

Make Your Point

Author: Michael H. Lubetsky
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914500
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This valuable workbook and downloadable audio can turn any ESL student into an accomplished debater! Make Your Point! opens the world of formal debate to the English learner. Debate fundamentals are taught form the first chapter in a student-centered format suitable for large and small classes alike. Each of the ten chapters offers a "language focus" and a "debatable focus." As students learn new debate skills, they also build important language skills. All task chains integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Most activities are intended for pairs and small groups. Neither the learners nor the teacher needs any prior debate experience to use this text successfully. This debate course promotes other forms of oral communication—such as discussion, recitation and speech-making—as well as more general activities, such as summarizing and taking notes.

Suggestive Hints Towards Improved Secular Instruction Making It Bear Upon Practical Life Third Edition With Additions

Author: Richard DAWES (Dean of Hereford.)
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Making Your Point

Author: David Bartlett
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429947053
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MAKE EVERY WORD COUNT We all need to speak, write and communicate more effectively. Dave Bartlett shares his decades of experience as a communications strategist in an accessible, easy-to-apply guide to help anybody—students, business people, public speakers, or politicians—improve their speaking and presenting skills. The tricks are as old as Aristotle and as new as The Daily Show: Know how to appeal to each specific audience through research and thoughtful planning, and then use appropriate content and style to deliver a memorable message. Bartlett's advice is common sense backed by dozens of real-world examples. Learn: -How to devise a simple strategic goal for every interview, meeting, or speech -How to deliver your message in a way that will appeal to your audience -How to make your messages positive, concrete, and empathetic -How to use blogs, podcasts, and Web sites like YouTube to promote your message -How to reach even the largest audiences one person at a time

Building Age

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Point V Dunstable

Author: Thomas J. Leach
Editor: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1601564007
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Having a film short accepted at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival is a dream come true for many indie filmmakers, especially if early buzz suggests it could take the top prize. Such was the case for French filmmaker Joséphine Point and What Red Balloon?, Point’s incisive, twenty-minute social critique of globalization. But when her distributor colorized portions of the film without her express consent, Point was outraged and embarrassed, but hardly surprised, when her film was the flop of Sundance. Colorization had changed her film’s theme to such a degree that it no longer made the strong social statement that the plaintiff intended, and her repeated invocation of droit moral the European legal concept of artists’ “moral right” to have their artistic works remain as they created them fell on the deaf ears of counsel and the arbitration board assembled to settle the dispute. Point v. Dunstable is a legal malpractice case involving artists, arbitrators, film experts, questions of professional liability, and the nexis, if any, of American and European intellectual property law. With exhibits and two witnesses (including experts) per side, Dunstable sharpens a student’s trial skills and knowledge of ethics and professional conduct. Substantive knowledge of intellectual property law is neither tested nor required. It is suitable as a half-day bench trial or full-day full trial. Please note that a crucial part of the fact pattern in Point v. Dunstable concerns the unauthorized colorization of the plaintiff’s film.

Pivot Point

Author: Monique Beedles
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ISBN: 9780987191700
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House Committee Markups

Author: Michael L. Koempel
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437930042
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A principal responsibility of a comm. in the U.S. House of Rep. is to conduct markups ¿ to select legislation to consider, debate and vote on amend. to it (to mark up), and report their recomm. to the House. This manual examines procedures and strategy related to comm. markups and provides sample procedural scripts. Contents: Introduction; Comm. Rules; Procedural Restrictions on Markups; Referral of Legislation; Considerations Prior to Markup; Procedural Strategy and the Choice of a Markup Vehicle; Beginning a Markup; Reading a Measure for Amend.; Points of Order; Motions; Voting; Reporting a Measure; Comm. Reports; Options for House Floor Consideration; Considerations in a Two-House Strategy; and Role of Committee and Staff.

How To Make Your Money Do More

Author: David L. Markstein
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Wonders Of Glass Making In All Ages

Author: Alexandre Sauzay
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On That Point

Author: John Meany
Editor: IDEA
ISBN: 9780972054119
File Size: 45,97 MB
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This is the first parliamentary debate textbook for secondary school students. The text is designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for effective participation in parliamentary debate in competition or in the classroom. It provides comprehensive instruction, offering a review of argument construction and extension, case development, refutation of argument claims and evidence, and persuasive speaking. The text includes sample arguments, debate tactics, and practice exercises of value to both novice and experienced debaters.

Time S Arrow And Archimedes Point

Author: Huw Price
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199839322
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Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way. Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by the second law of thermodynamics? Price shows that, for over a century, most physicists have thought about these problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, which distorts and exaggerates the differences between past and future, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy": proposed explanations of the difference between the past and the future turn out to rely on a difference which has been slipped in at the beginning, when the physicists themselves treat the past and future in different ways. To avoid this fallacy, Price argues, we need to overcome our natural tendency to think about the past and the future differently. We need to imagine a point outside time -- an Archimedean "view from nowhen" -- from which to observe time in an unbiased way. Offering a lively criticism of many major modern physicists, including Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking, Price shows that this fallacy remains common in physics today -- for example, when contemporary cosmologists theorize about the eventual fate of the universe. The "big bang" theory normally assumes that the beginning and end of the universe will be very different. But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch." Price then turns to the greatest mystery of modern physics, the meaning of quantum theory. He argues that in missing the Archimedean viewpoint, modern physics has missed a radical and attractive solution to many of the apparent paradoxes of quantum physics. Many consequences of quantum theory appear counterintuitive, such as Schrodinger's Cat, whose condition seems undetermined until observed, and Bell's Theorem, which suggests a spooky "nonlocality," where events happening simultaneously in different places seem to affect each other directly. Price shows that these paradoxes can be avoided by allowing that at the quantum level the future does, indeed, affect the past. This demystifies nonlocality, and supports Einstein's unpopular intuition that quantum theory describes an objective world, existing independently of human observers: the Cat is alive or dead, even when nobody looks. So interpreted, Price argues, quantum mechanics is simply the kind of theory we ought to have expected in microphysics -- from the symmetric standpoint. Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. In this exciting book, Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of time to look at the world from the fresh perspective of Archimedes' Point and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, the universe around us, and our own place in time.

Proceedings Of The Meeting S Of The American Association Of Instructors Of The Blind

Author: American Association of Instructors of the Blind
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Lace And Lace Making

Author: Marian Powys
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156400
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book, written with charm and enthusiasm, discusses techniques of making, mending, cleaning, and caring for lace. Over 100 large photos identify scores of important laces.

Making Wise The Simple

Author: Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802809902
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Too long restricted to children's storybooks and cinematic extravaganzas, the Torah -- comprising the first five books of the Bible -- is an underappreciated mother lode of divine instruction, vitally important for Christians and the church. Convinced that both those who take the Torah too literally and those who neglect it are guilty of a naïve simplicity, Johanna van Wijk-Bos presents guidelines to help ordinary Christians recover this treasure in their faith and practice. Having lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation, van Wijk-Bos recognizes that after the attempted annihilation of the Jews from Christian Europe, it cannot be business as usual for Christianity. In light of the Holocaust, Christians must commit themselves to the restoration of just relations between Christians and Jews. This commitment to address all that fractures human relations undergirds van Wijk-Bos's call for Christians to reengage the Torah. Making Wise the Simple points out how God's care for and engagement with the whole world in the Torah set the tone for the entire biblical story. The book pays special attention to how our treatment of strangers lies at the heart of the Torah's teaching. Without attempting a purely Jewish reading of the Torah, van Wijk-Bos reclaims the Torah as a vibrant word for the Christian community in covenant with God. Written in a personal style conversant with current scholarship but sprinkled with anecdotes, this book is for everyone who has a hunger and enthusiasm for what the biblical text may convey, the courage to ask disturbing questions of the text, and an openness to old words that may bring forth new things, perhaps even making one wise.

Building Vocabulary Level 10 Kit

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Editor: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433317408
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Building Vocabulary from Word Roots provides a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Over 90% of English words of two or more syllables are of Greek or Latin origin. Instead of learning words and definitions in isolation, students learn key roots and strategies for deciphering words and their meanings across all content areas. Building Vocabulary from Word Roots: Level 10 kit includes: Teacher's Guide; Student Guided Practice Book (Each kit includes a single copy; additional copies may be ordered in quantities of 10 or more); Assessments to support data-driven instruction; and Digital resources including modeled lessons, 50 bonus activities, and more.

Purpose The Starting Point Of Great Companies

Author: Nikos Mourkogiannis
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466887443
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In Purpose, world-renowned thought leader Nikos Mourkogiannis turns the entire idea of leadership on its head and shows that the choice between values and success is no choice at all. Mourkogiannis argues that companies must satisfy the need for purpose--a set of values that defines an organization and inspires and motivates its employees. Rather than organization and structure, ideas are what cause companies to go from good to great. Drawing on examples from across multiple industries, Mourkogiannis demonstrates how a strong purpose is the essential first step toward lasting success.