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Eureka! : discover and enjoy the hidden power of the English language

Author: Walker Royce
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Morgan James Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] illuminates the communications power as well as the amusement potential of the English language. Instead of highlighting all the hairball rules of English, [the author] leads us through a mentally invigorating workout of English usage - good and bad."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walker Royce
ISBN: 9781600379451 1600379451
OCLC Number: 828112462
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 20, 2013).
The book contains a uniquely crafted set of puzzles that mostly tests of observation skills, some frivolous, some challenging, most contorting the language in entertaining ways.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The ABCs of English; Parts of Speech; Punctuation; Words; Sentences; Paragraphs; Composition and Style; 2. The Beauty of the Beast; Words Within Words and Words Among Words; Synonyms; Antonyms; Homonyms, Homophones, and Heteronyms; Anagrams; Mnemonics; Jargon; Acronyms; Palindromes; Oxymorons; Puns and Malapropisms; 3. Abuse, Misuse, and Obtuse Use of English; Verbosity; Impotent Adverbs; Punctuation Abuse; Misusing or Misspelling Words; Abusing Me, Myself, and I; Using Words that are Not Words; Mispronouncing Words The Department of Redundancy DepartmentRelative Absolutes; Double Negatives; 4. Synchronize With Your Audience; Adjust to Your Context; Assertiveness and Responsiveness; Diversity and Versatility; One-on-One Communications; Trusted Advisors; 5. Presentations: Accuracy and Precision; Avoid Information Overload; Prevent Oral Tedium; 6. Selling an Idea; Value-Based Selling; Selling Is Not About Winning; A Self-Assessment; 7. Interviews; Resumes; Some Ideas for Interviewers; Some Ideas for Interviewees; 8. Is English a Romance Language; A Tale of Two Poems; Conclusions; My 10 Favorite Words My 10 Un-Favorite WordsAppendix A. A Team Dynamics Workshop; Preparation; Workshop Agenda, Material, and Results; Team Principles; Appendix B. A Working-Out-Values Camp; Goals; Motivation; Course Syllabus; Prerequisites; Camp Infrastructure; Appendix C. Exercising Observation Skills; Eureka Puzzles; Sequence Puzzles; Relative-Antonym-Synonym-Homophone (RASH) Puzzles; Games and Other Mental Exercises; Puzzle Hints; Bibliography
Other Titles: Discover and enjoy the hidden power of the English language
Responsibility: Walker Royce.

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"[This book] illuminates the communications power as well as the amusement potential of the English language. Instead of highlighting all the hairball rules of English, [the author] leads us through a mentally invigorating workout of English usage - good and bad."--Page 4 of cover.

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