The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking

The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking

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The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking is the essential guide for everyone who needs to communicate in clear and effective English, both written and spoken. In the first section on communicating in everyday life, chapters cover everything from writing email and faxes to giving presentations and preparing reports. John Seely also offers guidance on understanding the demands of particular audiences, subjects, and situations. With guidelines and exercises, this book will help you to tailor your message and language accordingly. A section on the English language gives authoritative advice on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation to ensure that communication is accurate as well as appropriate. A final section examines the process of writing itself, including planning and research, drafting, and using technology. The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking is designed to be practical and user-friendly, with boxed exercises, guidelines, and examples. A glossary and index make the volume easy to use and simple to navigate. This is the most comprehensive guide to using English for effective communication available; it covers an unrivalled range of situations and requirements.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 526g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line, tables, and graphs
  • 0192801090
  • 9780192801098

Table of contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; SECTION A: COMMUNICATING IN EVERYDAY LIFE; SECTION B: GETTING THE MESSAGE ACROSS; SECTION C: THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; SECTION D: THE PROCESS OF WRITING; REFERENCE SECTION; INDEXshow more

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Anyone who needs to get across ideas to a group of people or write a report for colleagues will find this book invaluable. In a clear format, the author sets out the nuts and bolts of delivering your message to an audience. He provides plenty of examples and exercises and emphasizes the need for planning and research. Final chapters show how new technology can help the process of drafting and revising. (Kirkus UK)show more

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