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Online Publishing Skills: Think Strategy Before Technology

http://www.MasterNewMedia.org – Robin Good focuses on what most would-be publishers forget when they decide to jump onto the online publishing bandwagon. Making a plan, having a clear strategy where you want to go and what you want to achieve is the very first step to be successful.

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Posted by mark - May 16, 2017 at 3:55 am

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Academic writing skills for the IELTS test

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NARRATION:

In this IELTS writing course you will find a number of different lessons that will help you improve your academic writing. In this lesson, we will look at some of the basic points you need to consider. Let’s look back at the bad paragraph you saw at the beginning of this lesson. The first rule of academic writing is that you should avoid contractions such as don’t and hadn’t. Writing the complete word such as do not is better academically, and also adds an extra word to your word count. The second point for academic writing is that you should avoid using phrasal verbs such as give up. A phrasal verb is created when using a verb and another word together to create a particular meaning. It would be much better in this example to use a word like ‘concede’. Academic writing also means that you should avoid emphasising with capital letters or being too direct. Using a word like stupid for example, will definitely lower your academic presentation. You should also avoid emphasising with exclamation marks. Although you may be asked for an opinion in academic writing, you are not being asked to show emotion and your writing should remain formal at all times. Another area in which this paragraph is weak is that the candidate has used the same word twice. You should avoid repeating the same vocabulary as much as possible, either by finding a different word or by changing the structure of the sentence. In this paragraph, for example, instead of using quit a second time, the candidate could have said ‘abandon their studies’ or were ‘unable to continue studying’. The final point about academic vocabulary is to use the most academic vocabulary possible. For example, the candidate has started a sentence with but. Changing this to ‘However’ would have been far more academic. Another example of poor vocabulary in this paragraph can be seen in the final words – in academic writing, avoid phrases that carry no information such as ‘or something’ .

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Posted by mark - March 3, 2017 at 3:47 am

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How to Become a Freelance Writer : How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs Online

Learn how to find writing gigs online as a professional freelance writer with expert freelancing advice in this free job skills video clip.

Expert: Rebecca Sato
Contact: www.zenlife.net
Bio: Rebecca Sato has been a science and health researcher for the past few years. Her goal is to teach people to live a long and healthy life.
Filmmaker: joseph wilkins

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Posted by mark - July 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

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Online Publishing Skills: Communicate Better By Learning How To Listen

http://www.MasterNewMedia.org – Robin Good shares what is the most important skill for online publishers: communicate better by learning how to listen to your audience and be always ready to question your beliefs and welcome new viewpoints.

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Posted by mark - August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success

This video blog entry is a companion piece to the blog post of the same title at EmergingEdTech.com [URL: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2010/11/the-importance-of-writing-skills-online-tools-to-encourage-success/].

Writing is such an important skill in both education and business today, and students can always use help learning proper writing skills. Here’s a few free online resources and ideas to help teachers and students with this challenge.

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Posted by mark - November 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm

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RuneScape Blogging [High Detailed Guide]

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This video will show you the basics of RuneScape Bloggers. This will show you how you can start your own Blog and tons of tips to help you improve. I also interview several famous RuneScape Bloggers.

You can view my blog here:
http://silentc0re.wordpress.com/

Thanks to:

Kitt Fox (inspired me to start my blog)
http://shroudofguthix.wordpress.com

Vaskor: (Runewise & Runescape Reader’s Digest Blog)
http://runescapereader.blogspot.com/

The Chronicles of a Classic Aximili E I
http://chroniclesrscaximiliei.blogspot.com/

Merch Gwyar’s Blog
http://runescape.salmoneus.net/forums/index.php?autocom=blog&blogid=617&

Thank you also to therunescapeblog, zelda3908, piscatoris, jaxana and cremeanso for helping contribute information towards this video

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Songs Used:
This music was used with permission of DJ Spinege.
The music used in my videos is used as background music only with no intent of redistributing it.
http://youtube.com/user/djSpinege

Duration : 0:11:0

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Posted by mark - August 31, 2010 at 2:55 am

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