The Department of English, St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College, Hyderabad has introduced contemporary curriculum changes after having successfully completed its First Cycle of Autonomy. These changes are done stringently according to the UGC directive to make changes in the syllabi every three years. We have redesigned the curriculum keeping in mind the four skills of LSRW along with critical thinking skills, “personality development” and “soft skills.” Today, English has become synonymous to success. Mastery in communication skills will go a long way in making students successful. We have tried to cater to the needs simplifying grammar, vocabulary, phonetics and literature by using varied activities. The very significant “Competitive Examination” segment has been incorporated along with computer usage knowledge—copyrights and plagiarism. Précis writing and “assertive communication” have also been added as industry feedback. The material is drawn from various genres and styles using modern English. There is a touch of “National Pride” along with a liberal sprinkling of spiritual and moral ethics. Our country is a young nation, therefore, this generation needs strong ethical and moral values to safeguard our Indian culture and tradition. As and where required “Literary Terms” have been appropriately explained.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-5138-119-8
  • Chapter 1

    The Power of Prayer Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born 15 October 1931 in a Tamil Muslim family to Jainulabdeen, a boat owner and Ashiamma, a housewife, at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He came from a poor background and started working at an early age by distributing newspapers to financially contribute to his father’s income.
  • Chapter 2

    Dressing Etiquette, Personal Grooming: Confidence Building Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The essence of dress code is that an individual is always correctly attired. An individual is constantly under scrutiny and an immaculate appearance, whether in uniform or out of it, is amongst his greatest assets. The first consideration with regard to clothing is to present a smart appearance. This, to a large extent depends on personal cleanliness and being well-groomed. A cheerful expression, a trim waistline and an upright posture are also necessary.
  • Chapter 3

    Verbal Ability Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer.
  • Chapter 4

    Paragraph Writing Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    A paragraph is a group of closely related sentences that deals with a thought or a division of thought. It is a small set of carefully arranged sentences on a topic.
  • Chapter 5

    Hard Work and Honesty or Good Bricks Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He was born on December 10, 1878 in Thorapalli and died on December 25, 1972 in Chennai. A prominent figure in the Indian National Congress, he was elected the second governor-general of India after its independence. Following this, Rajaji was made the chief minister of the Indian state of Madras. He completed his education from Presidency College, Madras and Bangalore University. He wrote Mahabharata, Ramayana, Stories for the Innocent and so on. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
  • Chapter 6

    The Tyger Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    A piece of writing in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by particular attention to diction (sometimes involving rhyme), rhythm, and imagery. “the tyger is an important symbol in this poem”. synonyms: verse, song, rhyme, piece of poetry, verse composition, metrical composition;
  • Chapter 7

    Personality Development and SWOC Analysis Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Personality traits are defined as the relatively enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that distinguish individuals from one another. The dominant view in the field of personality psychology today holds that personality emerges early and continues to change in meaningful ways throughout the lifespan. Evidence from large-scale, long-term studies has supported this perspective.
  • Chapter 8

    Graded Reasoning Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Logical Sequence of Words Seating Arrangement Classification Verification of Truth Syllogism Analogy
  • Chapter 9

    Descriptive Essay Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    An essay can be defined as a piece of composition that is the result of a conscious effort to produce a unified, balanced, coherent piece of writing. It is a “prose composition with a focused subject of discussion”. It is a reflection of one’s own ideas on a particular subject or theme. It is the art of arranging and expressing one’s thoughts in a regular and well—ordered manner.
  • Chapter 10

    The Face of Judas Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Centuries ago a great artist was engaged to paint a mural for the cathedral in a Sicilian town. The subject was the life of Jesus. For many years the artist laboured diligently, and finally the painting was finished except for the two most important figures; the Child Jesus and Judas Iscariot. He searched far and wide for models for those two figures.
  • Chapter 11

    Time Management and Internet Security Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Tips for Managing Your Time and Getting Ahead Goals of Time Management To be able to have control over your life—manage your time, don’t let it manage you! To be healthier and happier—manage your time, don’t let it manage you (less stress).
  • Chapter 12

    Idioms and Phrasal Verbs Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    An idiom is a combination of words that has a meaning that is different from the meanings of the individual words themselves. It can have a literal meaning in one situation and a different idiomatic meaning in another situation. It is a phrase which does not always follow the normal rules of meaning and grammar. To sit on the fence can literally mean that one is sitting on a fence. I sat on the fence and watched the game. However, the idiomatic meaning of to sit on the fence is to not clearly choose a side regarding some issue. The politician sat on the fence and would not clearly state his opinion about the tax issue.
  • Chapter 13

    dialogue writing and Semantic markers Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Dialogue in fiction is a verbal exchange between two or more characters. If there is only one character talking aloud it is a monologue.
  • Chapter 14

    Still I Rise Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    She was born on April 4, 1928 at St. Louis, Missouri, United States and died on May 28, 2014 at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. An acclaimed American poet and autobiographer, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson. Angelou has had a varied career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female Black Director, but was most famous as a writer, editor, essayist, playwright, and poet.
  • Chapter 15

    Goal Setting Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    All businesses share a primary goal: Success. Goal settings, aligning and tracking those goals through actions and results are critical to greater business execution ... and, as a result, greater success. Most organizations see a dramatic increase in employee and business performance when they effectively set individual employee goals and closely tie them to the company’s overall strategy.
  • Chapter 16

    Direct / Indirect Speech Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    We often have to give information about what people say or think. In order to do this you can use direct or quoted speech, or indirect or reported speech.
  • Chapter 17

    Letter Writing Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Every letter should be clear, human, helpful and as friendly as the topic allows. The best letters have a conversational tone and read as if you were talking to your reader
  • Chapter 18

    Refund Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Fritz Karinthy (1887-1938) was a Hungarian writer. He excelled as a novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, playwright, journalist and a Translator. Deeply interested in natural sciences, he studied to be a teacher, but became a journalist and joined the literary periodical “Nyugat”. Strongly philosophical and humanistic in his outlook, he raised his powerful voice against the barbarism and horrors of World War I. His works include That’s how you write, Chains, Capillaria and may Others.
  • Chapter 19

    Interpersonal Skills and Intrapersonal Skills Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Human beings need many skills in order to interact and communicate with others. In fact success in life depends on mastery over these skills. Hence, we have introduced the essential skills that will help you become better communicators!
  • Chapter 20

    Reading Comprehension Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning. An individual’s ability to comprehend text is influenced by their traits and skills, one of which is the ability to make inferences. If word recognition is difficult, students use too much of their processing capacity to read individual words, which interferes with their ability to comprehend what is read. There are a number of approaches to improve reading comprehension, including improving one’s vocabulary and reading strategies.
  • Chapter 21

    Precis Writing Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Précis Writing: Writing a précis means making an intelligent summary of a long passage. To write a précis one should have a clear understanding of the passage: only then one is able to include all the essential points, tips and tricks of essay examples in the précis.
  • Chapter 22

    I Have a Dream Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African- American Civil Rights’ Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using non-violent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
  • Chapter 23

    Positive Thinking Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Positive Thinking means optimism, a mental attitude or worldview that interprets situations and events as being the best.
  • Chapter 24

    Word Processing Tools Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Word processing is an application program that allows you to create letters, reports, newsletters, tables, form letters, brochures, and web pages. Using this application program you can add pictures, tables, and charts to your documents. You can also check spelling and grammar.
  • Chapter 25

    The Cut-Off Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    What happens when you ask Chetan Bhagat, India’s highest selling author in English, writer of Five Point Someone—What Not to Do at IIT!, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life to write a short story? You get a story that goes straight to the heart of one of the biggest issues young people face today.
  • Chapter 26

    Mending Wall Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Robert Frost is one of America’s most beloved poets, and Mending Wall is one of his most popular poems’ written and published by in 1914. This poem tells the tale of a wall which stands between two properties in the countryside. Something continually destroys this rock wall. A compelling aspect of Mending Wall is the Frostian sense of mystery and loneliness. What begins as a quest to discover the identity of the wall-destroyer ends in a meditation on the value of tradition and boundaries.
  • Chapter 27

    Presentation in Power Point Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The secret of managing people is to master the art and science of communication. Superior communication skills are a combination of listening, negotiating and speaking.
  • Chapter 28

    Phonetics Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Noun plural but singular in construction\fe-ene-tiks\linguistics: the study of speech sounds Full Definition of PHONETICS 1-the system of speech, sounds of a language or group of languages a : the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance b : the practical application of this science to language study.
  • Chapter 29

    The Grief Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said.
  • Chapter 30

    Dining Etiquettes and Mobile Etiquettes Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Table manners are the rules of etiquette used while eating, which may also include the appropriate uses of utensils. Different cultures observe different rules for table manners. Each family or group sets its own standards for how strictly these rules are to be enforced.
  • Chapter 31

    Jumbled Passages Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Thomas Edison was born on 11 February 1847. He was one of the outstanding geniuses of technology and he obtained patents for more than one thousand inventions including the electric light bulb, the record player and an early type of film projector. He also created the world’s first industrial research laboratory.
  • Chapter 32

    Information Transfer Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    There are several definitions concerning Information Transfer Technique. First of all, an Information Transfer activity “is an activity involving the reproduction of information either from a diagrammatic or semi-diagrammatic form into a fully linguistic form or vice versa.”
  • Chapter 33

    The Pulley Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert’s poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets. He is recognized as “ a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist.” He was strongly influenced by John Donne, (Father of Metaphysical Poetry) who led him not only to poetry but to the Church. He is one of the greatest religious poets in the English language. He often strongly emphasizes an attitude of humility towards God and uses highly memorable and unusual imagery when discussing their relations with God.
  • Chapter 34

    Team Building Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of your organization.
  • Chapter 35

    Collocation Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In corpus linguistics, a collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. In phraseology, collocation is a sub-type of phraseme. An example of a phraseological collocation, as propounded by Michael Halliday is the expression strong tea. While the same meaning could be conveyed by the roughly equivalent *powerful tea, this expression is considered incorrect by English speakers. Conversely, the corresponding expression for computer, powerful computers is preferred over *strong computers. Phraseological collocations should not be confused with idioms. A phraseme, also called a set of thoughts, set phrase, idiomatic phrase, multi-word expression, or idiom where meaning is derived, whereas collocations are mostly compositional.
  • Chapter 36

    Imaginative Essay Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Think about the prompt and brainstorm some ideas. Usually, imaginative essays start with a hypothetical situation and ask you how you would respond to it. Come up with a few different ways you might respond, and how you think the situation would turn out depending on your response.
  • Chapter 37

    Problem Solving Skills Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Problem solving is a key skill that can make a huge difference to your career. At work, problems are at the center of what many people do every day. You are solving a problem for a client (internal or external), or supporting those who are solving problems, or discovering new problems to solve. The problems you face can be large or small, simple or complex, and easy or difficult to solve. Regardless of the nature of the problems, a fundamental part of every employee’s role is finding ways to solve them. So, being a confident problem solver is really important to your success.
  • Chapter 38

    Leave Application Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    A leave application letter is written in general to apply for a leave of absence from office or college for a certain period. The leave application letter should contain a valid reason for your leave, which should convince the employer/principal to grant you leave. A sample leave application letter can be seen below where you can see the format, content and how one should present his reason to their employers.

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