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How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide ...
by Thomas C. Foster

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<p>From the bestselling author of <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor </em>comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.</p><p>No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree鈥攁 line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history鈥攁nd a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. <br /><br />Poetry demands more from readers鈥攊ntellectually, emotionally, and spiritually鈥攖han other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn鈥檛 need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. </p><p>From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, <em>How to Read Poetry Like a Professor</em> examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers:</p><ul><li>How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning.</li><li>The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries.</li><li>How to listen for a poem鈥檚 secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up.</li><li>How to hear the music in poems鈥攁nd the poetry in songs!</li></ul><p>With <em>How to Read Poetry Like a Professor</em>, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards. <br /><br /><br /></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><strong></strong><p><strong></strong>聽</p>
Make It Stick
by Peter C. Brown

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 14, 2014

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Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.
The Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test:...
by Robert J. Cunnings

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English

Pages

90

Publication Date

January 14, 2014

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Welcome to the Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test. Inside this DLAB study guide, you will find everything you need to increase your overall DLAB Score. <br /><br /><b>Act Now and enjoy this Introductory Price but soon it will double!</b> <br /><br />Easy to read, this Study Guide gives you a comprehensive understanding of the DLAB test and breaks down each section of the Exam. Follow its directions and utilize the example questions to help build the necessary knowledge to increase your DLAB score.<br /><br />Finally, test your DLAB knowledge with this fully comprehensive DLAB Practice Test. Gain experience on what to expect on the official DLAB Test with this complete practice exam. Furthermore, the answer key to this Practice Test gives you a full explanation to each answer.<br /><br />With this Study Guide and Practice Test, you will have everything necessary to pass the DLAB and earn the score you need to advance in the Military's language program.
How to Master Public Speaking: Gain public speaking confidence, d...
by Peter Andrei

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<p><strong>No more public speaking anxiety - only bullet-proof confidence.</strong> <br /></p><p>No more blunders - only suave, compelling, persuasive speech. No more scattered clapping - only thundering applause. No more sleeping audiences - only attentive, engaged, and captivated ones. With this new book, you are now guaranteed to instantly (& easily) master speaking. Read more鈥?lt;br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem:</strong> <br /></p><p>Weak (or even average) public speaking skills hurt you. They stagnate your career. They limit your potential. They fill you with anxiety before every presentation. They make you feel ignored, sidelined, and disrespected. They make you feel like you aren鈥檛 heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to communicate your brilliant ideas with ease. You deserve to lead, to advance, and to transform people with your words. You deserve to present your ideas with eloquence. You don鈥檛 deserve to be held back by weak communication skills your entire life. <br /></p><p><strong>I was there. I understand you:</strong> <br /></p><p>I remember when fear paralyzed me every time I stood up in front of a crowd. I understand what it's like to wonder "is my speech good enough?" Nobody should have to second-guess their ideas. And I care that your ideas are heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 why you can trust me:</strong> <br /></p><p>I coached hundreds of competitive public speakers. I won national speech competitions. I received a seal of special distinction from the National Speech and Debate League. I was the State Champion. I won 27 awards as a competitive public speaker. <br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li>Learn how to instantly and painlessly defeat public speaking anxiety.<br /></li><li>Discover proven & simple secrets to speak with bullet-proof confidence. <br /></li><li>Never fear a speech, meeting, or presentation again. <br /></li><li>Discover 297 proven public speaking techniques guaranteed to captivate your audience. <br /></li><li>Master the advanced, expert techniques used by the world's best speakers. <br /></li><li>Become better than 99% of other people at public speaking. <br /></li><li>Learn a step-by-step framework to speak with easy eloquence, persuasive power, and cool confidence. <br /></li><li>Master speech writing, delivery, vocal techniques, body language, rhetoric, and content.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of exclusive bonuses FREE:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li><strong></strong>Free: The Public Speaking Essential Skills video course by the author. <br /></li><li>Free: A personal email training with the author after you read. <br /></li><li>Free: The Art of Public Speaking (PDF), by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>Free: Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton. <br /></li><li>Free: The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Successful Methods of Public Speaking, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Phrases for Public Speakers, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: A 29-page book summary, which includes every chapter. <br /></li><li>Free: A 219 point speech-checklist. <br /></li><li>Free: A technique reminder sheet. <br /></li><li>Free: A 208-question self-assessment to identify improvements. <br /></li><li>Free: A PDF of parts of the book to share with friends. <br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here鈥檚 what you should do: </strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a life-time of public speaking anxiety and weak communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book. <br /></p><p><strong>If you鈥檙e not ready to buy:</strong> <br /></p><p>Go hit that 鈥渓ook inside鈥?button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and public speaking secrets I will teach you.<br /></p><p><em>This public speaking book / communication book is like Ted Talks, by Chris Anderson, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Rhetoric.</em><br /></p>
PAINT YOUR MIND: 12 Steps to Stop Worrying and Relieve Anxiety by...
by Steve Jones

Language

English

Pages

141

Publication Date

February 02, 2020

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<h2><u><strong>Maximize The Power Of Positive Thinking On Your Path To Success!</strong></u><br /></h2><p><em>Have you always wanted to become successful, but whatever you do, it鈥檚 just out of reach?<br /></em></p><p><em>Did you know it鈥檚 possible to change your life by changing your mindset from positive to negative?</em><br /></p><h3><strong>POSITIVE THINKING IS NOT JUST AN EMPTY PHRASE. YOUR MINDSET MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE!</strong><br /></h3><p>We usually don鈥檛 pay much attention to what鈥檚 going on in our minds. Thoughts come and go and we think that鈥檚 it, but the truth is, whatever it is you鈥檙e thinking about will sooner or later become your reality. Do you understand now why it鈥檚 so important to become the master of your thought process? Thinking positively will attract good people and opportunities into your life, and negative thinking will repel them, even if on the surface you鈥檙e doing everything right.<br /></p><p>It鈥檚 crucial that you harness the power of your mind in all its potential. Once you see a picture of success clearly in your mind, the reality will follow. Nothing can stop a determined mind. Reading this book, you will learn a lot of techniques to maintain and establish positive thinking, but the key to unlocking your full power in action. Whatever you learn, you need to put in practice!<br /></p><h3><strong>This book will teach you:</strong>聽<br /></h3><ul><li><em><strong>What is positive thinking and how it works</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>How to figure your thought pattern and understand if you鈥檙e a positive or negative thinker</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>How the mind works and how to develop a positive thinking pattern</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>Tools and techniques to help you on the way</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>Why is comparison a killer of self-confidence and how to stop doing it</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>Useful ways to deal with anxiety as an obstacle to success</strong></em></li><li><em><strong>AND SO MUCH MORE!</strong></em><br /></li></ul><p>It might sound like a clich茅, but positive thinking, whatever you want to call it, is the key ingredient of any successful life. Even as a skeptic, you could benefit immensely from this book鈥檚 grounded and compassionate approach to self-development and improvement. Life is unpredictable and we never know what could happen next. Getting all the knowledge available will certainly help you deal with the fear of the future and leading the best possible life in the present!<br /></p><h2><strong>Want to become a positive thinker? Scroll up, Click on 鈥楤uy Now with 1-Click鈥? and Get Your Copy!</strong></h2>
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA廬's wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options鈥攂oth to rise in the military and to explore other careers鈥攕he returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively鈥攕ecrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they鈥檇 known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there鈥檚 only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions鈥攜ou just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!
The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor: Po...
by , Matthew MacFarland

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

February 17, 2016

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<p><strong>Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS!</strong></p><p>Are you dreading tax season? Not sure how to maximize deductions for your real estate business? CPAs Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland share the practical information you need to not only do your taxes this year, but to also prepare an ongoing strategy that will make your next tax season that much easier.</p><p>It鈥檚 time to take control of the bookkeeping practices for your real estate business. Start saving thousands with a great tax strategy!<p><p><strong>In this book, you鈥檒l learn: </strong></p><li>Creative methods to maximize your tax deductions </li><li>Clever ways to write off your kids </li><li>Strategies to write off every penny on your travel </li><li>Easy tips and tricks to cut down on bookkeeping time </li><li>Simple procedures that will protect you from an IRS audit </li><li>And much more!</li>
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they're "the most important invention since the internet." It's hard to tell who's right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b><br /><br />You'll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders.<br /><br /><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We'll help you decide for yourself.</b><br /><br />What's inside:<br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (DLT)</li><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li></ul><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure's blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon's AWS offering)</li><li>Blockchain's use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)</li></ul><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><li>ICOs' status as securities</li><li>The SEC's STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li></ul><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><li>Facebook and WhatsApp's upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><li>Currency tokenization and China's efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li></ul>
Top Home-Based Job & Business Ideas for 2020: Best Places to Find...
by Gundi Gabrielle

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

August 26, 2019

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<h1><strong>Do you <em><u>NEED A JOB</u></em> right now?</strong> Ideally, with flexible hours, working from home?<br /></h1><p><br /></p><h1>Or are you <em><strong><u>dying to get out of the corporate grind</u>, </strong>yearning </em>to build a business around something deeply聽<em>fulfilling</em> - and from the comfort of your home?<br /></h1><h1><br /></h1><h1>Maybe you are a new Mom and <strong><em>would love to remain a stay-at-home Mom</em></strong>, but money is getting tight and bills are piling up?聽</h1><p><br /></p><h3><em>Whatever your situation may聽be:</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book will introduce you to聽an abundance of <strong>legitimate home-based job and business聽options</strong> to either <strong><u><em>get cash quickly</em></u></strong>聽when you need it...<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Or <strong>build long term income streams <u><em>that you enjoy</em></u></strong> and聽that allow聽you to聽finally <em>#ClaimYourFREEDOM</em><sup>廬 </sup>and leave that聽dreary 9-5 job once and for all.</h3><p><br /></p><h2><strong>PART 1</strong> starts with the <u><em><strong>Best Places to Find Jobs to Work from Home</strong></em></u> grouped by skill and experience level:</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Basic Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Intermediate Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>PRO Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>College Degree Required</em></h3></li></ul><h3>This is followed by a number of <strong><em>flexible job options in your local area</em></strong> as well as聽<u><strong><em>how and where to find jobs fast.</em></strong></u></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Next, you'll find several聽innovative ways to <em><strong>monetize your home and car</strong></em> <em>(and no - not just Uber & AirBnB....).</em></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Then we get to the first聽list of聽<u><strong>Top Home-Based Business Opportunities</strong></u>, some <strong>with significant income potential - <em>even on a part time basis</em></strong>.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>PART 2 </strong>lists more <strong>home-based job and business ideas </strong><em>grouped by</em><strong><em> </em><u><em>your interests, passions and hobbies</em></u>:</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Pets</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Travel (local)</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Arts & Crafts</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Writing</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Photo + Video</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Fashion</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Cooking</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Health & Wellness</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Gardening</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Kids</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Video Games</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Medical</em></h3></li></ul><h2>Are you ready to <em>change your life</em> today?<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Then let this <em><u><strong>FUN聽2-HOUR READ</strong></u></em>聽take you on a journey through a multitude of online job and business options that you probably never knew of - and even more fun homebased business opportunities for the long term.</h3><p><br /></p><h2>Scroll up to the TOP +聽hit the BUY BUTTON.</h2><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems: 1,800+ Practice Problems in ...
by Manhattan Prep

Language

English

Pages

1057

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<b>Manhattan Prep's best-selling <i>5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems</i> has been updated to include an online companion of lessons from Interact廬 for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform. In addition, the book now includes new mixed timed sets, a cheat sheet of key math rules, and micro drills to test individual skills. The heart of the book is over 1,800 practice problems covering every topic tested on the GRE, making it an essential resource for students at any level.</b><br /><br />Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with learning modules from Interact廬 for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform.

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