Writing about Literature combines detailed practical and scholarly advice with a sense of the scope and creative possibilities of literary criticism, empowering the student reader to make his or her own discoveries and experiments with language. In addition, it gives valuable guidance on adult language learning and translation skills for students of foreign literature.
This handy, accessible guide covers all aspects [...]
Learning a new language is exciting but can be a daunting prospect. You may not have studied for some time, lack confidence, or simply wish for some practical guidance on making the most of your language study. Success with Languages is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to become an effective language learner. Written by experienced teachers of languages at the Open University, this book offers practical advice and support in such key areas [...]
Many professional people in science and technology have an excellent command of their technical subject, but have difficulty in expressing their knowledge in simple, accurate English. Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. The book discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure. Each piece of advice is supported by many examples of writing [...]
Does grammar bother you? Does it first inspire boredom, then fear? Since the virtual removal of formal grammar teaching from our schools’ standard curriculum forty years ago, such negative responses have increasingly characterised students and professionals alike. As this lively and user-friendly book sets out to prove, that is both unfortunate and unnecessary. Not only is grammar an enabling servant rather than a tyrannical set of absolute rules: it can [...]