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Description - Awesome Vocabulary by Becky Burckmyer

If your skill with words isn't up to scratch, you may find yourself sidelined or ignored at work and elsewhere. You create an impression with what you write and a weak or incorrect vocabulary is a serious liability. AWESOME VOCABULARY offers a painless way to build an exceptional vocabulary. Readers will discover comprehensive, useful lists of words and exercises focused on improving word choices. They'll also learn: * Tricks to reveal the meaning of new words * Memory devices to help distinguish between similar words * The difference between using words to impress and using words that make their meanings clear * Examples of writing - correct and incorrect, attractive and unlovely, persuasive and off-putting - that clearly show the right stuff and how to amend the wrong stuff * The secret to "balanced prose": the Rule of Three * Avoiding repetition and redundancy * The proper vocabulary for the proper occasion: business letters, e-mails and casual conversation * Words to avoid at all costs

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781601630445
ISBN-10: 1601630441
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Career Press
Publisher: Career Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Becky Burckmyer

Becky Burckmyer has been a professional writing coach, seminar leader, writer and copy and developmental editor for more than 20 years. Sage Stossel is a cartoonist, whose work has been featured in The New York Times.