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Media Studies: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Joanne Hollows
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Joanne Hollows
Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
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Mindfulness At Work In A Week

By Clara Seeger
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Clara Seeger
Mindfulness is more than a buzzword. It is a vital skill to help you survive and get ahead in your career. Executive coach and business trainer Dr Seeger has been practising and teaching mindfulness since before it was fashionable, and in this short, accessible book she shares a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom and practical advice.This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, Mindfulness at Work In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Learn to focus your attention and overcome the multi-tasking myth- Monday: Use mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to prevent and overcome stress- Tuesday: Discover how mindfulness can optimise your productivity- Wednesday: Use mindfulness to overcome the brain's negativity bias and make the workplace happier for yourself and your colleagues- Thursday: Regulate your emotions and improve your self-control- Friday: Use mindfulness to create new mental maps which will promote insight and creativity- Saturday: Understand how using mindfulness can strengthen relationships with your teamABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
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Managing Stress At Work In A Week

By Stephen Evans-Howe
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Stephen Evans-Howe
Managing stress just got easierThis book is written for managers as a simple, practical guide to the principles and techniques for managing stress at work. It looks at stress from an organizational perspective as well as highlighting practical steps individual managers can take to enable them to gain competitive advantage through effective management of their most valuable asset - their people. Even if you have no direct line-management responsibilities now, you can use what you have learnt to influence decision-makers,perhaps even your own line manager, to better manage stress in the workplace.This book will help you understand what stress is, why we get stressed and some of its physiological and psychological symptoms. You will learn about some of the background research into the psychology of stress and consider a variety of theories and models. More importantly, with this simple guidance, practical techniques and some relevant examples you will be able to create a challenging and supportive environment where people know what is expected, work hard, avoid burnout and make a real impact in your organization. As well as managing the stress of others at work, you will also find some useful tips and suggestions that you can adopt to take personal charge of your own stress levels, allowing you to relax, keep healthy and stay on top.Each of the seven chapters in Managing Stress In A Week covers a different aspect of stress:- Sunday: What is stress?- Monday: Understanding stress - some basic psychological and physiological aspects- Tuesday: Job roles, responsibility and level of control- Wednesday: Workload, work pressure and work environment- Thursday: Behaviours, conflict and support- Friday: Change management- Saturday: Personal responsibility and actions
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Managing Yourself In A Week

By Martin Manser
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Martin Manser
Managing yourself just got easierOne of the most important aspects of being a manager is being able to manage yourself and the first step to doing this effectively is becoming aware of yourself and evaluating your strengths and weaknesses. In Managing Yourself In A Week you will learn about good time management and organization skills including planning and setting priorities, dealing with time wasters, and practical steps on maintaining a diary and to-do lists. You will explore techniques such as managing your mind and learn about the power of positive thinking in developing strategies and making good decisions. You will learn about managing emotions, increasing confidence, dealing with nerves, motivating yourself and building strong relationships by applying good listening skills. The final chapter, on managing stress, looks at what produces stress in you and discusses ways of dealing with its consequences. Managing Yourself in a Week gives handy guidelines that will enable you to take a grip on yourself and re-evaluate your way of working and your priorities in life. It is a quick and reliable guide to the basics of self-management in the world of work.Over this week-long course you will cover:- Sunday: Know yourself well- Monday: Manage your focus clearly- Tuesday: Manage your time effectively- Wednesday: Manage your mind decisively- Thursday: Manage your emotions carefully - Friday: Manage your relationships successfully- Saturday: Manage stress thoroughly
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Mindfulness Made Easy

By Martha Langley
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Martha Langley
Mindful meditation has been around for thousands of years, and is used by top therapists as a highly effective way of overcoming anxiety, depression and a number of other emotional difficulties. It has also caught the popular imagination as a wonderful way of living in the moment and increasing one's enjoyment of life.If you are suffering from low moods, feeling anxious, or just want to learn an amazing technique for gaining control of your mind and feelings, this book is a clear and approachable introduction to the power of mindfulness.The most straightforward guide available, it gives practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate mindful thinking into your daily life using a variety of different exercises, and shows how to use mindfulness to overcome almost anything, from depression and anxiety to over-eating and relationship difficulties.Discover how to be mindful in your daily life, and find a new, more peaceful path to walk every day.
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Marx: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Gill Hands
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Gill Hands
Is this the right book for me?Marx: A Complete Introduction will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know. Marx: A Complete Introduction includes:Chapter 1: Marx's early lifeEurope at the time of MarxThe early life of MarxUniversity lifeLife as a journalistThe Communist ManifestoExileChapter 2: Marx's later lifeThe move to LondonFamily life in LondonMarx and EngelsWork in LondonDas KapitalThe InternationalThe later yearsChapter 3: Marx and philosophyA brief history of philosophyWhich philosophers influenced Marx?Ancient Greek philosophersEuropean philosophyUtopian SocialistsRevolutionaries and anarchistsThe importance of Hegel and FeuerbachHow did Marx differ from those who went before?Political economyWhat part did Engels play?Chapter 4: Economic theoryDialectical materialism, historical materialism and economyThe capitalist economyCommoditiesTheory of surplus valueProfit and the division of labourCapitalism in crisisFalling wages and profitsSocial labourAccumulation and crisisCentralization of the economyWas Marx right about the economy?Chapter 5: Economy and societyImperialism and colonialismFetishismExploitationChapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolutionIntroductionThe development of capitalist societyDialectical materialism and class structureClass in the capitalist societyIdeologyClass struggleWorkers' power and educationThe Communist League and class struggleThe International Working Men's AssociationIs revolution inevitable?Chapter 7: Further Marxist thoughtAfter the revolutionCommunist societyReligionWomen's rights and the familyArt and cultureFreedom and the individualChapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the worldThe spread of Marxist thoughtThe development of socialismRussian communismChinese communismThe Cold WarThe decline of communismHas Marxism failed?Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thoughtTypes of MarxismWhere does Marx fit in?Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century?The futureLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Masterclass: Writing Crime Fiction

By Rosemary Rowe
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Rosemary Rowe
LEARN HOW TO WRITE GRIPPING CRIME FICTION.Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel?Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly?Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists?This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Masterclass: Writing Plays

By Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
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Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
LEARN HOW TO WRITE PLAYS AND HAVE THEM PERFORMEDWriting Plays is the invaluable and comprehensive guide to anyone who wants to write plays and get them performed. It covers the basics of the theatre, creating and working with characters, writing realistic speech and dialogue, constructing compelling plots and creating a great ending. There are also separate chapters focused on writing for different genres, including pantomimes, musicals, radio and television. And a final section looks at the practicalities of laying out, submitting and staging your play.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Masterclass: Writing Romantic Fiction

By Barbara Samuel
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Barbara Samuel
LEARN HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC FICTION WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY.Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction?Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Masterclass: Write a Bestseller

By Jacq Burns
Authors:
Jacq Burns
LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD.There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel.Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Masterclass: Developing Characters

By Irving Weinman
Authors:
Irving Weinman
LEARN HOW TO WRITE CHARACTERS THAT COME ALIVE ON THE PAGE.A guide to building characterization for writers who want - or need - to go further, this is an ideal course for the person who doesn't have the time or money to attend an advanced fiction writing workshop. It uses a unique interactive Workshop method to engage the writer with their material, editing and redrafting your characters and their contexts to take your work to the next level. With support, advice and inspiration from a leading and respected creative writing tutor, this is an essential book for you if you know you need to polish and hone your manuscript prior to attempting publication. With the help of this highly focused guide you'll create characters with depth and authenticity.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Masterclass: Get Your Book Published

By Katherine Lapworth
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Katherine Lapworth
LEARN HOW TO FIND A PUBLISHER AND GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED.Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission?Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work?Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry?Whether you want to take a traditional route into print or want to digitally self-publish, this book will give you the advice you need on everything from submitting manuscripts to garnering reviews and promoting your work. It covers everything from polishing a final draft to managing your finances, and is also full of case studies, advice and tips from industry insiders from both traditional publishing and successful self-publishing backgrounds.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Motivate Yourself and Reach Your Goals: Teach Yourself

By Frances Coombes
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Frances Coombes
Do you struggle to achieve your goals and your dreams? Or are you not even sure where you want to go with your life? If so, then this is the book for you. Motivational expert Frances Coombes incorporates the latest research on goal-setting and achievement, to show you how you can set realistic targets for yourself - and how you can achieve them. The practical advice contained in this book will tell you everything you need to know to live a purposeful life.
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The Mindfulness Workbook: Teach Yourself

By Martha Langley
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Martha Langley
Do you want to find a moment of calm in a busy world? Do you want to overcome negative thoughts and emotions and focus on what really matters? Do you want to free yourself from anxiety and stress? Mindfulness has its roots in ancient Buddhist practice, but it is a hugely relevant and contemporary tool to deal with the pressures of the modern world and become a healthier, happier person.This supportive, practical workbook doesn't just tell you how to use mindfulness to improve your life. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. Specially created exercises will help you to gain a new-found self-awareness and mindfulness - the art of living in the moment - will transform your life and allow you to live a more open, calm and receptive existence.- Understand the core concepts and key benefits of mindfulness - Apply mindfulness skills to solve everyday problems and increase self-knowledge- Learn how to use formal daily meditation, mindful movement and breathing spaces - Manage stress, let go of worries and live fully in the moment- Improve relationships with family, friends and work colleagues
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Make Money From Freelance Writing: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By Claire Gillman
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Claire Gillman
Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length book commissions, it also includes writing for new media and the practicalities of finding a route to market/self-publicity. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
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Make Money From Freelance Writing

By Claire Gillman
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Claire Gillman
LEARN HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM BEING A WRITER BY WORKING FREELANCE.Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length book commissions, it also includes writing for new media and the practicalities of finding a route to market/self-publicity. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  • Make Your Show a Success: Teach Yourself

    By Nicholas Gibbs
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    Nicholas Gibbs
    Is this the right book for me?Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful show. Make Your Show a Success includes:Part one: Community theatre: getting involvedChapter 1: Community theatreChapter 2: The actorsChapter 3: The directorChapter 4: The stage managerChapter 5: The lighting designer/technicianChapter 6: The sound designer/technicianChapter 7: The set designerChapter 8: WardrobeChapter 9: The props teamChapter 10: Musical societiesChapter 11: FestivalsPart two: Community theatre: from registration to rehearsalChapter 12: Setting up a new community theatre groupChapter 13: Budgeting and fundraisingChapter 14: Getting the boll rollingChapter 15: Making the play happenPart three: Other societies and legal requirementsChapter 16: Community theatre production companiesChapter 17: Safety and other legal requirementsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of amateur theatre.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Make a Great Speech: Teach Yourself

    By Jackie Arnold
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    Jackie Arnold
    Written by a professional toastmaster, keynote speaker and voice coach, this book gives you all you need to make an effective speech on any occasion. From weddings and christenings to fundraising events and after-dinner speeches, it offers suitable material for any occasion, with practical techniques and strategies for everything from using props to conquering stage fright and banishing your butterflies forever.Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives you a comprehensive source of advice, material and techniques for wedding speeches - Offers hints on how to speak effectively and conquer your butterflies - Features practical guides to making the most of props and technology
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    Making Money from Property

    By Martin Roberts
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    Martin Roberts
    Discover everything you need to become a successful property investor, developer or renovator in Martin Roberts' practical and inspirational guide.From buying a house at the best possible price, to undertaking a complicated conversion project; from investing in commercial property to buying a rental property abroad, BBC TV's Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts, teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls and holds your hand through this exciting, lucrative and rewarding world. This is the definitive guide to successful property development. Using his own experience in developing property, Martin shows you what to do and what to avoid. You will learn about:- Buying at auction- Finding the right location- Rental and capital growth strategies- Negotiating the best deal- Buying overseas- Weathering downturns in the market- And much, much more.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology, and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for everything you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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