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
Buy Awesome Vocabulary book by Becky Burckmyer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(210mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Career Press
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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.