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Author(s): Janet McKenney
A Guidebook to Presentation Speaking, 7th edition, has been significantly expanded to follow the template of the Five Canon approach. Presentation speaking has been chosen as the title because presentations are used more frequently than public speaking. Presentation speaking includes situations where speakers use both verbal and nonverbal communication to send messages to audiences creating relationships with people who are usually present. Public speaking is a specialized form of speaking used in organizations, communities, and government settings.
Author(s): Maria Cominis Glaudini
New Third Edition Now Available!
Rehearsals can be challenging without a director. Students are required to rehearse independently with their scene partner but often not taught the tools of how to rehearse.
Without a leader, actors often don’t know what to accomplish in rehearsal and end up accomplishing nothing or at best telling each other what to do.
Author(s): Adetokunbo Fatoke
Accepting Greatness: Planning for Success on Your College Journey introduces and prepares students for college. This textbook was designed to be a step-by-step guide to encourage, support, and motivate students as they matriculate though the first semester of their college journey. A tool for entering and retuning students, the chapters in this textbook offers an innovative approach to student development though life skills, study strategies, and methods for overcoming obstacles.
Author(s): Kirstin Brekken Shea, Gayden Darnell, Alyssa Locklear, Kristin N Slagel
New Turn-Key Course Package Now Available!
During this time of social distancing, the interconnectedness of the dimensions of wellness has never been more evident...
Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness is a turn-key course package that provides an overview of the human body systems with an interdisciplinary focus on wellness, fitness, disease, technology, sexual health, and more.
Author(s): Earle Michael Young
With the Great State of Texas: Fundamental Concepts in Texas Government & Politics, I tried to do something unique: write a textbook students would actually read!
Students today read in a different way than their instructors. Instead of patiently reading through a whole article or chapter, they scan or search for the information they need. Professors hate it when a student says, “is this going to be on the test” or “is this important?”, but students don’t want to waste their time on non-essential information.
Author(s): Alan Jacobs
The theme of Geology: An Introduction is the dynamic nature of planet Earth. Geologic materials are constantly being recycled through geologic processes that are continuously reshaping the planet. The textbook, with numerous color photographs and diagrams, clearly discusses minerals and rocks and their formation, geologic time, plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, downslope movement of soil and rocks, surface and ground water, stream networks, glaciers, deserts, stresses that naturally bend and break strata, and earthquakes. The text concludes with dangers r
Author(s): Frank Primiani
Processing the Law: A Holistic Approach uses the case study approach to teach textbook concepts. It gives students a total immersive experience in learning not only how the law functions in society, but also what it feels like to resolve a conflict or dispute in a work setting.
Author(s): Lori DeLaCruz, Brandon Morton, Yolanda Garcia Romero, Roy Vu
Throughout history, one can make connections to sustainability through the interpretation of a simple three-legged stool. Each leg represents a tenet of sustainability: environmental resilience, economic responsibility, social justice. In order for the stool to be stable, each leg must be the same length; if one or more legs is shorter than the others, the stool will wobble, becoming unstable. This is a familiar scenario throughout history, the Earth's inhabitants taking advantage of the environment and each other for economic gain.