Use the Right Word Every Time, All the TimeBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
The right words help you make a good impression--smart, professional, and trustworthy. Poor word choices can make coworkers, teachers, friends, or editors think you're unprofessional, uneducated, or lazy. It's critical that you learn the best methods for preventing wrong-word problems and catching errors in your writing.
Word Savvy teaches you simple, easy ways to confidently avoid mistakes and ensure your success.Distinguish between confusing word pairs: What's the difference between accept and except or sight, cite, and site? Confidently use commonly misused words: What do nonplussed, quay, gourmand, and ambivalent really mean? Get rid of mistakes in your speech and writing: Did you know diligency isn't a word? Apply the rules (and exceptions) for tricky singulars and plurals: What's the plural of addendum? Learn how to keep up with buzzwords and how to tell when the buzz wears off: What are the best strategies for staying on top of popular jargon--and avoiding irritating your coworkers with words that are past their prime? Plus, identify the keywords that will make your résumé stand out: What industry-related words and powerful verbs will get your résumé past the automated scanning software?
No matter what kind of writing you do in your day-to-day life, Word Savvy gives you the strategies so that you can recognize, remember, and use the right word--every time.
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