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Plain Language - A Practical Guide To Easy-To-Understand Language (Paperback): E.E. Viljoen-Smook Plain Language - A Practical Guide To Easy-To-Understand Language (Paperback)
E.E. Viljoen-Smook
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

Plain Language is an indispensable language guide and workbook. It covers typical problems when writing English, with the focus on the fields of business, marketing, economics, insurance and finance. It also looks at the simplification of the language of South African
laws, with guidelines to write simpler and how to choose alternative words.

Some of the language features covered are:

• Parts of speech
• Word pairs often confused
• Punctuation, cohesive paragraphs, negative versus positive constructions, and active versus passive voice.

Connect: Writing For Online Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition): Maritha Pritchard, Karabo Sitto Connect: Writing For Online Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition)
Maritha Pritchard, Karabo Sitto 1
R367 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Connect: Writing For Online Audiences is a timeous guide for South Africans working in the digital space. It encapsulates the current digital landscape in South Africa, with its constraints and opportunities for reaching audiences via social media platforms, websites, blogs, apps and email. And it is designed to help students as well as industry decision-makers connect with audiences, whether as social media managers, search engine writers, digital analysts, copywriters, content marketing strategists or digital public relations executives.

Primarily, these are all online storytellers and this book aims to assist them in achieving their goals.

The book draws on reputable brands for best-practice examples. It uses South African examples of online campaigns alongside international names to provide a relevant yet globally situated experience for the South African reader. The contributing authors are all well-respected experts in their fields who share their invaluable experience in this book. Connect: Writing for Online Audiences is a must-have on the bookshelf (digital or physical) of every individual reaching out to an online readership.

An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback): Cheryl Siewierski An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback)
Cheryl Siewierski 2
R388 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R29 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.

Features:

  • A scenario or case study relevant to the problems discussed in the chapter Margin glosses of difficult or new vocabulary
  • Short explanations of theory and examples, followed by practical, guided activities
  • A range of response and comprehension questions, as well as more challenging, higher order cognitive questions
  • Links to practical activities and assessments on the Learning Zone
  • A final question that encourages students to think critically about what they have covered, and how it integrates with their studies in general
Business Writing For South Africans (Paperback): Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys, Wena Coetzee Business Writing For South Africans (Paperback)
Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys, Wena Coetzee 2
R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How should you write and present a business proposal? What is the best way to take minutes? When should a work email be formal and when chatty?

Communicating in a clear, concise manner with colleagues and clients is a key aspect of professionalism and good business practice. Yet many South African companies do not train their staff to do this, leading to confusion and lost hours - and it affects how people view your ability to do your job.

Now, help is at hand with plain-language experts Bittie Viljoen-Smook, Johan Geldenhuys and Wena Coetzee in this user-friendly guide to all aspects of written English in the workplace. Your journey to presenting yourself in an excellent, effective way starts here.

Opstokers, Fopdossers en Tweegatjakkalse (Afrikaans, Paperback): Herman Lategan Opstokers, Fopdossers en Tweegatjakkalse (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Herman Lategan
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Hierdie versameling stories en besinnings uit die immergewilde skrywer se “Woorde wat wip”-rubriek wat tweeweekliks in Rapport verskyn, sal lesers met selfs die stroefste hallelujagesigte opkikker.

In hierdie boek kry jy insae in hoe stories rondom woorde gevorm word. Herman kies telkens ’n woord en bou ’n storie om dit. Die inhoud val uiteen as ’n tipe abecedarium – speelse inskripsies volgens die letters van die alfabet, dikwels met woorde wat nie meer alledaags gebruik word nie of die gevaar loop om in onbruik te raak.

Al gewonder wat ’n huilboerboom, meelwurms, kofia, ietsjoebeentjie, sandkombers of kamdebooharpuisbos is? In hierdie boek word diť woorde, en vele meer, geaktiveer as spilpunte waarom heerlike stories verweef is. Ideaal vir proe-proe lees op enige plek waar jy jou sit of lÍ die lekkerste kry.

Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age - An Introductory Coursebook (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Andrew Goatly, Preet... Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age - An Introductory Coursebook (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Andrew Goatly, Preet Hiradhar 1
R450 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives. Using examples from numerous genres - such as fiction, poetry, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts, representing the world and positioning the reader. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills. Extensively updated, key features of the second edition include: a radically revised and repackaged section that highlights the theme of discourses of power and authority and the new possibilities for resisting them; a revamped analysis of the art of communication which has changed due to the advent of new media including Facebook and Wikipedia; fresh examples, exercises and case studies including fan fiction, articles from the BBC, Daily Mail and South China Morning Post, and a selection of international ads for a variety of products; a brand new companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/goatly featuring projects, quizzes and activities for each chapter, a glossary and further reading. Written by two experienced teachers, Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age is an ideal coursebook for students of English language.

Pharos Afrikaanse Woordelys & SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe): SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Pharos Afrikaanse Woordelys & SpelreŽls (Afrikaans, Paperback, 11de Uitgawe)
SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
R480 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hierdie elfde, omvattend herbewerkte uitgawe bied (naas bestaande hoofstukke oor wisselvorme, getalle ens.) twee nuwe hoofstukke wat onderskeidelik leestekens en trappe van vergelyking bereel. Bestaande reels is aangepas en word eenvoudiger verduidelik. Nuwe lyste bied duidelike leiding oor plekname in die Ooste, landname met hul geldeenhede en ISO-kodes, en elemente in die periodieke tabel. Skryfhulp oor transliterasie, Omgangsafrikaans en die SI-stelsel maak die uitgawe ín volledige hulpbron.

Feel Free - Essays (Paperback): Zadie Smith Feel Free - Essays (Paperback)
Zadie Smith 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays.

No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for Zadie Smith's insatiable curiosity. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has endless enthusiasmand the boundless wit, insight and wisdom to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.

This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.

Academic Writing: A Handbook For International Students (Paperback, 4th Edition): Academic Writing: A Handbook For International Students (Paperback, 4th Edition)
R235 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R13 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal. Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to finish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.

The book is divided into short sections which contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or self-study. Cross-references allow easy access to relevant sections, and a full answer key is included.

Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition): Oxford South African School Dictionary - Grades 4-12 (Paperback, 4th Edition)
2
R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The latest edition of bestselling South African school dictionary builds on providing solutions to every learner’s language needs.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Swales, Christine... Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
R683 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R67 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback): L.L. Pansegrouw Pansegrouw Crossword Dictionary (Paperback)
L.L. Pansegrouw
R180 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R28 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With over 90 000 entries in alphabetical order, this dictionary is a comprehensive yet easy to use reference with material from a wide range of sources. South African as well as foreign words are included in a format that will inform, interest and entertain not only the serious crossword enthusiast, but the general reader as well.

Included in this dictionary are:

- Abbreviations in alphabetical order

- Car registration letters

- Roman numerals

- Greek and Hebrew alphabets

Simply English - An A-Z Of Avoidable Errors (Paperback): Simon Heffer Simply English - An A-Z Of Avoidable Errors (Paperback)
Simon Heffer 1
R418 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A-Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the temptation to write actually, basically or at this moment in time always be strenuously resisted? How does one use an apostrophe correctly, ensure that one understands what alibi really means, and avoid the perils of the double negative? With articles on everything from punctuation to tabloid English to adverbs and adjectives, Simply English is the essential companion for anyone who cares about the language and wants to use it correctly.

Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English - Third edition revised (Hardcover, Revised edition): Oxford Languages Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English - Third edition revised (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Oxford Languages 1
R509 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R46 (9%) In stock

Its excellent coverage of essential English vocabulary and clear, accessible style make this revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English ideal for general everyday use. Straightforward definitions are accompanied by plenty of example sentences to show how words behave in the language. Usage notes on tricky parts of English help you distinguish between commonly confused words, such as complementary and complimentary, orforbear and forebear, as well as giving advice on grammar. The Effective English section in the centre of the dictionary is packed with advice on how to use English in a variety of situations, such as writing CVs or letters of complaint. This revised edition has been completely redesigned and now contains even more practical help with correspondence. The clear layout and attractive two-colour design enable you to find the infromation you want quickly and easily, and the uncomplicated definitions give you the most accurate picture of the language possi

Look and See 2: Big Book Anthology (Paperback): Look and See 2: Big Book Anthology (Paperback)
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Look and See 3: Big Book Anthology (Paperback): Look and See 3: Big Book Anthology (Paperback)
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Look and See 1: Big Book Anthology (Paperback): Look and See 1: Big Book Anthology (Paperback)
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Look and See 3: Activity Book (Paperback): Look and See 3: Activity Book (Paperback)
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Look and See 2: Activity Book (Paperback): Look and See 2: Activity Book (Paperback)
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Look and See 1: Activity Book (Paperback): Look and See 1: Activity Book (Paperback)
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 15 - 25 working days
Collins Caribbean Dictionary Gem Edition (Paperback): Collins Dictionaries Collins Caribbean Dictionary Gem Edition (Paperback)
Collins Dictionaries
R146 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R32 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The home of trusted Caribbean dictionaries for everyday language learning. The world's best-selling mini dictionary specially adapted for the Caribbean. This new edition is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. This unique dictionary has been compiled with constant reference to the Bank of English, ensuring the dictionary accurately reflects English as it is used today in a way that is most helpful to the dictionary user. The dictionary includes a Unique Survival Guide developed exclusively for Caribbean students, addressing key aspects in the CXC syllabus including errors commonly made in exams. It features tips on essay-writing, exams, grammar, letter & CV-writing and more, helping students write effectively with confidence. Additional features include entry words in colour for ease of use, detailed word histories and 'Word Tip' usage notes.

Little Oxford Thesaurus (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Oxford Languages Little Oxford Thesaurus (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Oxford Languages
R243 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R63 (26%) In stock

This is a major new edition of the Little Oxford Thesaurus offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential vocabulary for all your writing needs. It provides 140,000 alternative and opposite words, and gives the closest and most frequently used synonyms first, making the thesaurus quick and easy to use. Thousands of real examples of usage from the Oxford English Corpus show synonyms in context and help you to identify the correct sense. A brand-new Wordfinder centre section provides lists of extra words eg. types of food, clothes, transport and more, and helps you to expand your vocabulary. The Little Oxford Thesaurus is perfect for word games and for anyone who wants to increase their vocabulary or improve their writing skills. Its robust and durable format make it ideal for use at home, school, and the office.

Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback): Collins South African School Dictionary (Paperback)
R160 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R32 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Collins South African School Dictionary is the perfect companion for all students aged 11+. With a very clear design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence and help with work and study.

This new Collins South African School Dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes relevant curriculum vocabulary for students aged 11+.

A special supplement on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems.

This student-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.

Wildsam Field Guides - Twin Cities (Paperback): Taylor Elliott Bruce Wildsam Field Guides - Twin Cities (Paperback)
Taylor Elliott Bruce
R456 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Italian Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Collins Dictionaries Italian Dictionary and Grammar - Two Books in One (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) In stock

The home of trusted Italian dictionaries for everyday language learning. An up-to-date easy-reference Italian to English and English to Italian Collins dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal Italian reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of Italian, whether at school, at home, or for business. 90,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning Italian take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and Italian with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand Italian grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

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