Methods of communication - Getting the message across - the importance of good communications - HMRC The best communication methods succeed in putting across the right message in a clear, unambiguous way that gets noticed by the target audience, whilst also saving on time and cost. Good communicators succeed in choosing the best medium of communication for the particular purpose in mind. For external communications, the Inland Revenue typically uses: Written communications dispatched by mail e.g. statements detailing tax liabilities and payment schedules. Paper-based items sent by mail have the advantage of providing a clear, fileable statement that is likely to reach its intended recipient.Oral communications: customers can 'phone in' with their queries. They can also speak directly to the employee who is managing their account.
The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market) For the next few months I will be posting the “best of the best” Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 market. Today we have another Special Request post, this one coming from Liz, who asks, “You’re always telling us ‘not to act like graduate students.’ But how do I know when I’m doing it??” Thanks for asking this, Liz. It is an excellent question, especially at the start of the conference and job season. O, you graduate students!
Odd Things in Odd Places: Intro A couple months ago, May Tim got inspired. “You know what would be cool?” May Tim thought to himself, “To send June Tim, July Tim, and August Tim, alone, to a bunch of places where they don’t know anyone and can’t speak to anyone, and they can do a big awesome blog series about it!” May Tim could hardly contain himself. Back to School Special: 30 Easy Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Summer is coming to an end and it is almost time to go back to school again. With this in mind, let us get to basics and share with you a selection of great beginner tutorials and articles which explain tools, panels and other tricks Adobe Illustrator has to offer! Back to Basics: Learn the Basic Tools Before you jump into more complex projects, it's always good to get to know the tools you will be working with on a regular basis.
Commonly misspelled English words Commonly misspelled English words (UK: misspelt words) are words that are often unintentionally misspelled in general writing. A selected list of common words is presented below, under Documented list of common misspellings. Although the word "common" is subjective depending on the situation, the focus is on general writing, rather than in a specific field. Official spellings also vary by country or region, with some rejecting the American or British variants as incorrect for the region. Within a particular field of study, such as computer graphics, other words might be more common for misspelling, such as "pixel" misspelled as "pixle" (or variants "cesium" and "caesium").
Tools for Writing: Points of View in Writing There are three different points of view that can be used in writing: first person, second person, and third person. In academic writing, the third person point of view is usually clearer and allows a writer to come across as more credible. Due to this and other reasons, the third person point of view is considered the best in academic writing.
Why Your Job Cover Letter Sucks (and what you can do to fix it) For the next few months I will be posting the “best of the best” Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 market. Today’s post was originally published in 2011. I’ve now read about two thousand more job letters than I mention here. All the advice still applies. V sign For the V sign of dermatomyositis, see Shawl sign. Usage American actor Steve McQueen flashing the V sign for a mugshot, after being arrested for drunk driving. Singer Robbie Williams using a V sign with palm facing signer as an insult.
Illustrator CS6 Tutorials: 30+ Superb Tips & Tricks It has been three months since my last post on Illustrator tutorials titled: 30 Very Useful Illustrator CS5 Tutorials. Since then I have been scouring the web in search of fresh new Adobe Illustrator CS6 tutorials for you to try out. I am confident that these 30+ excellent Illustrator Tutorials will guide you in creating some of the most amazing Illustrations for your next project. Now the hard part will be deciding which one of these amazing tutorials you will use in your next creation.
How to Write Faster, Better, and Easier If you are a writer, you’ve probably wished that you could write faster, better, and easier. I have too. I’ve been writing for many years now and I’ve found some tricks that help. They just may help you too! Everyone has their own system, but sometimes learning about another person’s system can flip a switch that enables you to improve your writing. OWL: Subject/Verb Agreement Summary: Ever get "subject/verb agreement" as an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. Contributors:Joshua M. OWL Writing Exercises These OWL resources offer information and exercises on how to clarify sentences and specifically discuss sentence clauses, sentence fragments, sentence structure, and subject-verb agreement. Please use the navigation bar on the left or the links below to access the individual exercises. Sentence Clauses: Independent and Dependent Clauses This resource provides exercises on the differences between independent and dependent clauses that you may print. Once you print the exercise, identify and correct the misuse of these clauses.
Damsel in distress The damsel in distress or persecuted maiden is a classic theme in world literature, art, film and video games. She is usually a beautiful young woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster and who requires a hero to achieve her rescue. After rescuing her the hero can usually convince the woman to be their wife. Styles and Technique of Metal Music Click below to launch the Without resorting to technicality we describe the structures behind death metal, black metal, heavy metal and crossover metal style and compositional media. We recognize that genres are "containers" for stylistic and compositional tendencies which reveal the interpretative structures in the music evoking the larger meta-perception or "life philosophy" beneath.