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The Art of Reading

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The Teaching Company #ad - And the best part: these skills are not difficult or unwieldy; rather, they are well within your reach. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Artful reading - the way we read novels and short stories - is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience.

You'll learn the definitions and characteristics of terms such as authorship, master plot, and genre. You'll also discover the benefits of "pre-reading" - exploring a book's organization and structure - and how to constantly ask questions to become more deeply involved with the characters and their stories.

. Literary examples show how you can finally approach works that, in the past, might have seemed intimidating - making your future reading experiences both more engaging and more enlightening. This entertaining, 24-lecture course gives you a veritable toolbox of knowledge and methods to approach even the most daunting reading experience with increased confidence.

The Art of Reading #ad - You'll see why holding an initial reading session will acquaint you with the author's writing style and the characters, making the book easy to return to even if you take a few days off. While some of these nuts-and-bolts concepts may be familiar to you, Professor Spurgin examines them from multiple angles, revealing hidden meanings that can escape even experienced readers.

Learning the skills and techniques of artful reading can improve your life in many ways, whether you're a fiction reader, a book club member, an aspiring writer, or a student. Throughout the course, a host of literary "case studies" will refine and elaborate on the concepts of artful reading.

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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

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The Teaching Company #ad - You'll explore sentence constructions that make writing more complex and add exciting levels of suspense, and see tactics that create balance and rhythm. Recognizing and appreciating these and other eye-opening aspects of sentences helps you understand the work that goes into creating an effective, or phrases in the poems, passages, novels, which can make you more aware of why particular lines, pleasurable sentence, or articles you read so enchant you.

. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing. You'll look at the kernels from which sentences grow - minimal base clauses - and how adding words or phrases creates larger, cumulative sentences that lead toward great writing.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor landon draws abundantly on examples from the work of brilliant writers, including Don DeLillo, Samuel Johnson, Virginia Woolf, and more. With its passionate approach to writing and reading and its indulgence in the sheer joy of language, this journey gives you unique insights into the nature of great writing-and also teaches you how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself.

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft #ad - Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors? How can you craft sentences that reflect your unique outlook on the world? This lively, 24-lecture course introduces you to the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences.

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How to Draw

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The Great Courses (Teaching Company) #ad - This brilliantly designed course takes you step by step through all of the key elements that together build the integrated skill of drawing. Once an integral part of a traditional education, knowledge of drawing deepens your understanding of the visual world that surrounds you. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

This is your opportunity to master the primary skill of visual art, an ability with rewards you will treasure for a lifetime. In fact, you may be amazed at how well you can learn to draw, especially with the right instructor. Contrary to what many people think, the ability to draw does not depend on innate talent or a unique skill set.

How to Draw #ad - Like reading and writing, drawing is a fundamental life skill. Your teacher, and dedicated teaching to this course, David Brody, brings more than forty years of study, studio work, demonstrating an inspiring teaching style and limitless insight into the learning process. The 36 video lessons of How to Draw offer you dynamic and comprehensive training in the art of drawing.

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Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

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The Teaching Company #ad - Timbre, part 2 7. Pitch and mode, part 3 4. Pitch and mode, Part 1 6. Meter, part 1 8. Timbre, Part 2. Part 2. 2. It's a language that professor robert Greenberg calls rich, and magnificent, varied, and he has little doubt about the rewards of even a beginning level of fluency. Texture and harmony, part 2-Function, Part 3 Progression, Part 1 15.

Meter, Continued 3. Lecture 9. Harmony, Tendency, contined 14. Melody 13. Tonality, key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths. 11. We all know that beneath the surface of music, beyond the joy or excitement or even heartache that this beautiful language of sound can stir within us, lies the often mysterious realm of music theory-a complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers may draw on.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music #ad - No matter what kind of music we listen to-symphony or string quartet, hip hop or Gregorian chant-we feel the impact of that music and have done so all our lives, even though we may not know how such impact is achieved, saxophone solo or vocal ballad, or understand the fundamental processes of musical composition.

Melody, and dominance 16. Intervals revisited and expanded 12. Beat and tempo 5. Harmony, Cadence and Modulation.

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The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

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The Teaching Company #ad - Harmony, Cadence and Modulation. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Part of the Great Courses series. Part 1, lecture 1 The Language of Music. Pitch and mode, Part 1 6. 11. It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics.

Rather than focusing on adding figures or creating equations in fact, there are fewer numbers than you might expect, enjoying, this course enables you to uncover and grasp insightful strategies for approaching, and understanding the world around you. Intervals revisited and expanded 12. Melody, and dominance 16.

The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas #ad - Timbre, Part 2. Part 2. Invervals and Tunings 10 Timbre, part 2 7. Tonality, key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths. Beat and tempo 5. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Lecture 9. Meter, part 1 8.

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The Wisdom of History

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The Teaching #ad - Meter, part 1 8. Part of the Great Courses series. Part 1, lecture 1 The Language of Music. Harmony, Cadence and Modulation. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Tonality, key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths. 11. Do the lessons passed down to us by history, still have value for us today? is santayana's oft-repeated saying, what is it that we should be learning? In this unflinching series of 36 lectures, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, a world-renowned scholar makes the case that we not only can learn from history, " merely a way to offer lip service to history as a teacher - or can we indeed learn from it? And if we can, even thousands of years in the past, but must.

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Nature of Earth : An Introduction to Geology

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The Teaching Company #ad - Timbre, part 2 7. Rufus. 36 lectures/30 minutes per lecture. Dvd using text, graphics, images and maps. Booklets accompany each Part. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Texture and harmony, part 2-Function, Part 3 Progression, Part 1 15. Invervals and Tunings 10 Though you may never become a geologist, mountain range, you'll find yourself drawing on the lessons you've learned in this course whenever you experience a new beach, or winding country road.

Meter, Continued 3. Renton, an award-winning educator at West Virginia University, and a widely respected expert on the geology of coal. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. He is easy to follow, and extremely well organized, funny, with a gift for picking simple analogies that make complicated concepts clear and memorable.

Nature of Earth : An Introduction to Geology #ad - You'll be introduced to physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, soils, rocks, and the processes that operate on them through time. Wisdom of history by Professor J. Part of the Great Courses series. Part 1, lecture 1 The Language of Music. Harmony, Tendency, contined 14. Tonality, key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths.

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Fundamentals of Photography

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The Teaching Company #ad - Part of the Great Courses series. Part 1, lecture 1 The Language of Music. Photographs can preserve cherished memories, reveal the beauty of life, and even change the world. Texture and harmony, part 2-Function, Part 3 Progression, Part 1 15. With fundamentals of photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art of taking unforgettable pictures straight from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore-a professional with over 30 years of experience.

Melody, and dominance 16. Taking you both inside the photographer's studio and out into the field, this course is a chance to learn, in a way anyone can grasp, the basic insights and hidden secrets of photography. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Yet most of us point and shoot without really being aware of what we're seeing or how we could take our photo from good to great.

Fundamentals of Photography #ad - Lecture 9. Just imagine the images you could create if you trained yourself to "see" as the professionals do. Timbre, part 2 7. Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Harmony, Cadence and Modulation. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The Art of Critical Decision Making The Great Courses, Great Courses

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The Teaching Company #ad - 11. 2. 24 lectures. Lecture 9. Learn to understand the underlying psychological, social, and emotional components that influence decision making in order to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more educated eye. Pitch and mode, Part 1 6. Harmony, Cadence and Modulation. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

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The Great Courses #ad - Writing prompts and practice examples will help you better understand how to apply the insights you'll uncover by studying each genre. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Pitch and mode, part 3 4. With engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights, this course is the perfect reference guide for both professional and casual writers.

Pitch and mode, Part 1 6. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Chock full of useful strategies and real-world examples, this course is an invaluable tool for developing your effective writing skills so you can better express yourself to others. Wisdom of history by Professor J. Invervals and Tunings 10 You'll find the secrets of these and other methods in 24 accessible lectures that immerse you in the elements of successful writing.

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The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

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The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites #ad - By the time you complete this course, you will have experienced more than 200 different geological wonders in nearly 120 countries. 11. Melody, and dominance 16. Invervals and Tunings 10 Tonality, key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths. Lecture 9. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Pitch and mode, part 3 4. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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