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  1. Language A to Z Sale

    Language A to Z

    John McWhorter
    4.6 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
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    There’s a lot that’s quirky and intriguing about how human language works—and much of it is downright fun to learn about. Here’s a delightful way to get accessible, bite-sized introductions to language in Language A to Z. These twenty-four 15-minute lectures by Professor John McWhorter, one of the best-known popularizers of language, use the English alphabet as a unique, offbeat way to let you hopscotch...
  2. Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood Sale

    Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood

    Allison Friederichs
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (9)
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $29.95 $229.95 $29.95$229.95
    Discover the secrets to sharpening your written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills In 12 rewarding lectures. With humor and enthusiasm, along with dozens of tools, examples, and exercises, Professor Friederichs will teach you how to select the right words; ensure proper grammar and punctuation; and analyze, craft, and edit your message—all while using a reader-centric lens.
  3. How Science Shapes Science Fiction Sale

    How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    Charles L. Adler
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    View scientific knowledge through the lens of fiction in and explore theories, concepts, and formulas that may seem daunting in more academic settings. How Science Shapes Science Fiction showcases the ways fiction has an amazing capacity to teach us about ourselves and the nature of the world we live in.
  4. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers Sale

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  5. Language and the Mind Sale

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  6. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons Sale

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
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    In George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons, join Orwell’s authorized biographer, Professor Michael Shelden, for a 24-lecture journey through the life and times that shaped this profound writer and his eerily prescient masterpieces like Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Blending literary analysis and biography, this course is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the modern world’s greatest champion of individuality.
  7. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction Sale

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  8. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story Sale

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you.
  9. A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales Sale

    A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

    Hannah B. Harvey
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (26)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    In The Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales, Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey unpacks more than 60 of our most beloved stories, fables, fairy tales, and songs from around the world. Not only does she provide you with a fascinating, in-depth view into the history, context, and deeper meaning of the tales we know and love, she also treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of these cherished tales.
  10. The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Sale

    The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    David Schmid
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? In The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction, Professor David Schmid examines these questions and more.
  11. English Grammar Boot Camp Sale

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (146)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  12. Becoming a Great Essayist Sale

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Discover the keys to unlock your potential in essay writing. If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, or a strong opinion, then you have an essay in you. These illuminating lectures explore many genres of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to write compelling essays. In mastering this versatile form, you gain skills to apply to any other form of writing.
  13. English in America: A Linguistic History Sale

    English in America: A Linguistic History

    Natalie Schilling
    3.8 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Would you address a group of people as: “you guys,” “yinz,” “y’all,” or something else? Your answer can provide insight into who you are. American English has a colorful history, influenced by contact between many cultures. Dialect variations are widespread, reflecting and shaping changes in our society. The many American EnglishES represent who we have always been as a nation: e pluribus unum—out of...
  14. How to Publish Your Book Sale

    How to Publish Your Book

    Jane Friedman
    4.3 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Today’s authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. Get extensive insights into the publishing process that will help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that many writers encounter. Understanding how publishing works, from finalizing your book to effective marketing, can make the difference between a manuscript sitting on your closet shelf—or rising to the top of the best-sellers list.
  15. Great Mythologies of the World Sale

    Great Mythologies of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Save up to $590.00 Starting at $84.95 $724.95 $84.95$724.95
    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.
  16. King Arthur: History and Legend Sale

    King Arthur: History and Legend

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.7 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
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    The saga of King Arthur and his court is the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience spanning the Western world and beyond—and its appeal continues unabated in our time. Delve into the historical mystery behind the figure of Arthur, and discover the magnificent breadth of these epic...
  17. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques Sale

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (272)
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    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...
  18. Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature Sale

    Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

    Thomas A. Shippey
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
  19. Sacred Texts of the World Sale

    Sacred Texts of the World

    Grant Hardy
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Throughout history, religious expression has been an essential human activity, deeply influencing the development of cultures and civilizations. With few exceptions, humanity’s religions are grounded in their sacred texts—foundational writings that crystallize the principles and vision of the faiths, forming the basis of belief and action. These are texts that people around the world live by and, at times, are...
  20. How to Read and Understand Shakespeare Sale

    How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
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    Shakespeare enjoys near-universal agreement among scholars as well as the general public that his works are among the greatest of humanity's cultural expressions, and that we all should know and understand them. But, simply put, Shakespeare is difficult. His language and culture—those of Elizabethan England, 400 years ago—are greatly different from our own, and his poetry, thick with metaphorical imagery and...