Archive for the 'journalism' Category

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

flamesBy David Sedaris

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life’s most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’s sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated. Call Number PS3569 .E314 .W2008

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Super Review: English Language

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Research & Education Association

Call# PE1114 .E64 2000

Product Description
REA’s Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The English Language Super Review includes an extensive review of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. A glossary of usage is also included. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it.



Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Heidi Williams

Call Number: PN167 .P532 2008

Description not available

Evocative Objects: Things We Think With

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

by Sherry Turkle

Call Number: BF175.5 .T73 E96 2007

Autobiographical essays, framed by two interpretive essays by the editor, describe the power of an object to evoke emotion and provoke thought: reflections on a cello, a laptop computer, a 1964 Ford Falcon, an apple, a mummy in a museum, and other “things-to-think-with.” (Description by

The Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines

Monday, July 21, 2008

By James D. Lester

Call Number: LB2369 .L4 2008

Pocket-sized and inexpensive, The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers is the ultimate brief research reference. Offers non-intimidating, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of the research process. Explanations of using the Internet discuss finding a topic as well as locating resources. Introductions to the World Wide Web also cover using search engines and directories, Gopher, FTPs, Telnet, listervs, usenet newsgroups, and e-mail. Strategies for developing an argument in a research paper are presented as well as organizational paradigms for other common types of research papers. Complete and up-to-date coverage of four documentation systems-MLA, APA, CBE, and footnote style-also includes coverage of electronic sources according to the latest guidelines. A full chapter on selecting the best source material explains how to evaluate both print and electronic sources. Comprehensive section on avoiding plagiarism features a detailed discussion of common knowledge. For those interested in a brief guide to writing research papers.

How to Write for a General Audience: A Guide for Academics Who Want to Share Their Knowledge with the World and Have Fun Doing It

Monday, July 21, 2008

By Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

Call Number: PN145 .K38 2007

This work shows academics how to communicate their ideas effectively to a wider audience. With humor and personal anecdotes, she provides practical information on coming up with ideas for articles and books, beating procrastination, and writing effective, jargon-free prose. Most academics know little about the business end of publishing. In this book, they’ll find helpful tips on locating a publisher, pitching an idea, working with editors, negotiating a book contract, and promoting one’s finished product.