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Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Published 05-16-2022

Need a little more practice in grammar? This book provides 1,001 opportunities to hone your skills, which improves your writing and grades. You'll find step-by-step explanations of answers to the questions. Also included is one year of free online access to the questions and the ability to create customized quizzes.

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Writing Children's Books For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 04-25-2022

Discover the fundamentals of writing for children, including common book formats and genres, and the structure of the children's book market. Learn to create a spellbinding story with scene description, engaging dialogue, and a child-friendly tone. This new edition includes how to choose a publisher, or self-publish, and how to use social media and other marketing techniques to get the word out about your new masterpiece.

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Russian For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 04-18-2022

Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. The book includes updated coverage of how to use Russian phrases for everyday situations, updated audio recordings (offered online) of conversations in Russian, and much more.

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Latin For Dummies, 2nd edition

Published 04-18-2022

Latin can be challenging, but it's also fun to learn this ancient language that is the root to Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and more. Beginning with Latin you may already know, like carpe diem and quid pro quo, the book walks you through essential Latin grammar and everyday Latin phrases. It also explores how Latin shaped and molded modern languages, including English.

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Hebrew For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 04-11-2022

As with any language, the quickest way to master Hebrew basics is to immerse yourself in its sounds and rhythms. The next best thing to six months in Haifa, Hebrew For Dummies, 2nd Edition lets you do just that! Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins, understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress your Jewish in-laws, or you're planning a trip to Israel, this book/audio package will help.

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Italian Recipes For Dummies

Published 03-21-2022

In Italian Recipes For Dummies, award-winning chef and author Amy Riolo delivers a step-by-step guide to creating authentic Italian dishes. The book starts with the basics and progresses to more advanced techniques and recipes. You'll discover how to shop for, plan, and cook delicious, authentic, Italian meals.

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Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies

Published 03-09-2022

<b>Take your shot at becoming the next Tolkien, Asimov, or King with this simple roadmap to transforming your fiction into works of art</b> <p><i>Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies</i> is your skeleton key to creating the kind of fiction that grips readers and compels them to keep turning pages (even if it's well past their bedtime!) <p>You'll start with the basics of creative writing&mdash;including character, plot, and scene&mdash;and strategies for creating engaging stories in different forms, such as novels, short stories, scripts, and video games. After that, get beginner-friendly and straightforward advice on worldbuilding, before diving headfirst into genre-specific guidance for science fiction, horror, and fantasy writing. <p>This book also offers: <ul> <li>Strategies for editing and revising your next work to get it into tip-top shape for your audience</li> <li>Ways to seek out second opinions from editors, experts, and even sensitivity readers</li> <li>Techniques for marketing and publication, working with agents, and advice for writers going the self-publishing route</li> </ul> <p>The perfect beginner's guide for aspiring writers with an interest in horror, fantasy, or science fiction, <i>Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies</i> is the first and last resource you need before you start building your next story about faraway lands, aliens, and fantastic adventures.

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College Admission Essays For Dummies

Published 10-26-2021

<p><b>College is supposed to be fun, remember? Take the stress out of the admissions process with expert advice on writing personal essays.</b></p> <p>College can be an absolute blast. But making it into your dream school is no easy feat. Don't be intimidated&mdash;<i>College Admission Essays For Dummies</i> is here to alleviate your anxieties and help you craft an unforgettable personal essay with the potential to impress any admissions committee.</p> <p>This helpful guide walks you through every step of the writing process, from brainstorming and prep to the final polishes and submission. You'll learn how to make your essay stand out from the ocean of other applicants and get your personality to pop off the page.</p> <p>In addition to stellar examples of essays that got their writers into their first-choice schools, you'll get the inside scoop on how to:</p> <ul> <li>Use writing to transform you from a statistic into a compelling and attractive candidate</li> <li>Illustrate who you are through vivid storytelling and self-reflection</li> <li>Deal with writer's block and essay anxiety to get the most out of your time</li> <li>Learn about the most common question types and get your admissions officer's attention with your short answers</li> </ul> <p>With colleges around the country beginning to discount the impact of SAT and ACT scores, the personal essay is more important than ever. <i>College Admission Essays For Dummies</i> is the up-to-date roadmap you need to navigate your way to the perfect college essay.</p>

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French Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-21-2021

<b>French</b> Visual Dictionary <p><b>Learn French more quickly with pictures!</b><p>You&#8217;re more likely to remember something when you see it. So this Visual Dictionary helps you speed up your language learning by including a full-color photo with every term, letting you build your French vocabulary faster. Whether you want to get ahead in a class or dream of chatting with the locals on that long-planned trip to Paris, this book is what you need! Organized around themes such as simple conversation, food and dining, essential accommodations, and more, it can be your secret weapon.<p><b>Inside</b><ul><li>Navigating a city</li><li>Shopping and dealing with money</li><li>Dining out</li><li>Handling emergencies</li></ul>

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German Visual Dictionary For Dummies

Published 07-14-2021

<b>German</b> Visual Dictionary <p><b>A visual way to learn German</b><p>It&#8217;s a fact&#8212;seeing something helps us remember it. This handy guide helps you build your German vocabulary with full-color pictures that illustrate the words. You&#8217;ll be able to communicate with native speakers faster as you learn and remember more words and their meanings. The book is organized by themes such as transportation, accommodations, restaurants and eating, sports, emergencies, shopping, and more, making it especially useful for travelers. Boost your learning speed today!<p><b>Inside</b><ul><li>Navigate a city</li><li>Handle money like a local</li><li>Master short conversations</li><li>Be prepared for emergencies</li></ul>

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