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Answered on 02/09/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Business English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Ajay Prana

Professional Trainer

Hello Kiran, Isn't it obvious that Creative Writing can be in any language and not necessarily English? If it's not English, then you should only be creative enough and the translation part can be taken care by someone else. If it's English, according to me, to be creative you don't need to... read more
Hello Kiran, Isn't it obvious that Creative Writing can be in any language and not necessarily English? If it's not English, then you should only be creative enough and the translation part can be taken care by someone else. If it's English, according to me, to be creative you don't need to have outstanding written skills, but you just need to be good enough. Sometimes, simple English can make an article awesome. Just know who your target audience is/are and prepare yourself accordingly. Practice can always help in improving yourself. Thanks! read less
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Answered on 20/07/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

I am from Kanpur and want to join short term Creative writing course in Delhi. Please some one guide... read more
I am from Kanpur and want to join short term Creative writing course in Delhi. Please some one guide me to find out best college in Delhi read less

Urvi Shah

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You can find good online courses of reputed universities around the world on coursera and udemy you can first try and have a look at it before moving to another city. It will save you a lot of money, time, energy and effort of shifting to another place.
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Lesson Posted on 03/06/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Language/Spoken English

English Grammar -- Apostrophe

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

English Grammar – Apostrophe We all learn English grammar in school and they we forget to follow the rules, today when Indian education system has reached to its ugliest end. Students do not want to study, parents are busy in their daily job or business. Teachers are marginally paid and not been... read more

English Grammar – Apostrophe

We all learn English grammar in school and they we forget to follow the rules, today when Indian education system has reached to its ugliest end. Students do not want to study, parents are busy in their daily job or business. Teachers are marginally paid and not been trained to develop and cater their craft.

Result: A girl who knew nothing stood first in Bihar last year, this year 70% are failed and acquired 1 or 2 marks. The rest of the states also share this miserable reality. Only they did not flash in headlines.

The harsh reality is reflected in employment numbers, Indian fresh doctors, engineers and many other professionals failed to acquire job today and foreign companies do not want to recruit them as they lack in basic English speaking with written communication.

Today we will learn the use of Apostrophe, we use apostrophe to show the possession in English language. It is interesting to read the complete usage of this apostrophe.

Apostrophe is a valuable tool given to us by English. We use –‘s in singular and –s’ in plural form. Nouns ending with‘ s ‘ adds   ‘s  to form singular possessive. In plural possessive nouns with ending‘s’ we add ‘es’ to it.

Names ending with es pronounced iz.

Linguistically anarchy: While writing Jesus’ is correct by Hart’s rule p.31. Jesus’s is also used in revised English Bible 1989.

Be careful in following usages

  1. A fortnights’ holidays 
  2. A two weeks’ holiday
  3. A rupee’s worth            
  4. Two rupees’ worth

Your money’s worth. One should place it correctly. There is no need of apostrophe for go to or take to usages like

"I am going to Chitale stores", "He will take me to Candy shop".

When we use pronoun and establish the entity then we do not need to add the apostrophe.

In country like India, we always read and watch the names of hotels or shops, Quality Walls’s ice cream, or Talvalkar’s gym. It should be Quality Walls ice cream and Talvalkar gym.

Apostrophe is not used for plural non-possessive like, Possessive pronouns: its hers, ours, theirs, yours and whose.

Last and important tip: There are no words such as - her’s, our’s, their’s, your’s.

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Lesson Posted on 24/05/2017 Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Language/Phonics

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2 Linking Verbs Normally we use following verbs as linking verbs Appear, be, become, feel, get, go, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn. These verbs are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In these sentences the adjective... read more

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Linking Verbs

Normally we use following verbs as linking verbs

Appear, be, become, feel, get, go, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn.

These verbs are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In these sentences the adjective describes the subject of the sentence and not the verb which is why an adverb is not possible.

Look at these examples:

Rupali seemed tired. (not tiredly)
Amar seemed angry
The lassi tastes fine.
The sbattery is low.
Vishal grew tired of listening.
The cake all went bad.
He remained calm.

However the verbs in the list are not always used as linking verbs.

The cake went bad. In this sentence the verb 'went' is being used to link the adjective 'bad' to the noun 'food'.

The game went badly. In this sentence the verb 'went' is used to mean 'progressed' and the adverb 'badly' is explaining how.

Amar grew angry. In this sentence 'grew' is being used to link the adjective 'angry' to 'Amar'.

The wheat grew quickly. 'Quickly' here does not describe the wheat but the speed at which they grew. Here 'grew' is not linking the noun, 'Amar' to the adjective, 'angry'.

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Lesson Posted on 04/05/2017 Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Types of job Interviews

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Types of Interviews While doing job or business we come across many different types of interviews methods and techniques. If you are a fresher then you might experience a combination or all of these. Screening Interviews: They are used for a large number of applicants and employer has a very less... read more

Types of Interviews

While doing job or business we come across many different types of interviews methods and techniques. If you are a fresher then you might experience a combination or all of these.

Screening Interviews:

They are used for a large number of applicants and employer has a very less time to shortlist them. Screening interviews are usually done by phone, they are very short in nature, the questions focuses on basic qualifications.

Telephonic Interviews:

These are used to overcome the geographic obstacles. When the applicant lives in another city or state, Telephonic interviews are used they are longer and detailed in nature. Here are a few guide lines for you.

  • Be well prepared.
  • To focus all your attention on the interview.
  • Use a land line to avoid the possibility call drop or poor reception
  • Conduct the interview in a quiet private premise
  • Ask family members and friends not to disturb you during the interview
  • Avoid distractions and focus on the interview.

If you are busy then tell them you are busy and ask to schedule a time later in the day or week. Don’t worry, interviewers know they are calling you without an appointment and are very flexible – they will work with you.

One-on-One Interviews:

This is the most common interview method and involves you and the interviewer alone in a private office. Now your dress, appearance, non-verbal communication skills and other visual factors, as well as your verbal communication skills matters a lot. You need a to undergo a crash course of soft-skills to clear these type of interview.

Panel Interviews:

Sometimes the employer will have a “selection committee” or for some other reason there will be multiple people involved in conducting interviews. In these panel interviews you must connect and engage every member of the panel in you. You need to be smart while answering their questions. Always remember when one person ask you a question the others observe you. Each panel member has your resume and you know nobody from them. To win their hearts you need a wit and wisdom. That you learn in crash course of soft-skills.

Serial Interviews:

In a serial interview you will meet with several people throughout the day, usually back-to-back. They are physically and mentally tiring and often consume entire day. They are typically used for senior-level positions, but there are exceptions. You can learn the guide lines of behavior and reactions in soft-skill crash course. 

Lunch Interviews:

Sometimes the employer will take you to an interview lunch or even dinner. These interviews evaluate your social skills and manners. Really this is very tricky and most of the candidates fail during these interviews. These interviews are conducted only for prestigious posts. What and how you eat, who do you sit and how you describe the food and mood is matters a lot. What examples you put and how you appreciate is the most challenging part of it. Only after and ex-tempo lectures of mine can shape you ready for it.

Group Interviews:

The interviewer will ask questions of no one in particular in hopes that a “leader” will emerge. Group interviews are used rarely but they are used to find the leadership qualities in you. It is a challenging task to make realize other person what and how you are the best leader. Post soft-skills ex-tempo lectures of mine can guide you to prepare for these kinds of interviews.  

Stress Interviews:

They are used during all Indian government examinations for officers. This interviewer may make the room physically uncomfortable by turning up the heat, make the candidate sit in an uncomfortable chair or sometimes even stand, ask off-the-wall questions that have nothing to do with the job and possibly refuse to answer your questions. These interviews are designed to taste your talent and patience. An officer always works under pressure and interviewer wants to check you psychological level of stress.

Conclusion:

Employers always conduct different type of interviews to know the candidate inside-out. In the days of growing competition one must be well equipped to face the challenges of the world. I wish you best of luck. I urge you to learn what are soft-skills and communication skills. Today there is learned youth but they lack in communication and soft-skills.

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Lesson Posted on 04/05/2017 Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Spoken English past actions

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Here is some of the Spoken English for past actions: What did you do last Friday? - I went to a baseball game. Where did you go? - I went to Detroit. When did you get back? - I got back on Saturday night. Where did you stay? - I stayed with my parents. What did Sameer have for lunch? - She... read more

Here is some of the Spoken English for past actions:

  1. What did you do last Friday? - I went to a baseball game.
  2. Where did you go? - I went to Detroit.
  3. When did you get back? - I got back on Saturday night.
  4. Where did you stay? - I stayed with my parents.
  5. What did Sameer have for lunch? - She had soup and sandwiches.
  6. What did he eat last night? - He ate Chinese food.
  7. How was the weather? - It was wonderful.

 

 

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Lesson Posted on 08/04/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Writing the Non-Fiction Book Review

Rahul Mate

Professor Rahul Mate (HOD ??Mass Communication) He kicked off his career in television industry...

Start with title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN. Engage the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines -- some editors want plot summaries; others don't. Some want you to say... read more
  • Start with title, author, place, publisher, publication date, edition, pages, special features (maps, etc.), price, ISBN.
  • Engage the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines -- some editors want plot summaries; others don't. Some want you to say outright if you recommend a book, but not others.
  • Remember – always review the book you read -- not the book you wish the author had written.
  • If this is the best book you have ever read, say so -- and why. If it's merely another nice book, say so.
  • Include information about the author-- reputation, qualifications, etc. -- anything relevant to the book and the author's authority.
  • Think about the person reading your review. Is this a librarian buying books for a collection? A parent who wants a good read-aloud? Is the review for readers looking for information about a particular topic, or for readers searching for a good read?
  • Your conclusion should summarize, perhaps include a final assessment. Do not introduce new material at this point.
  • To gain perspective, allow time before revising.
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Lesson Posted on 15/03/2017 Art and Creativity/Creative Writing

Creative Writing -chapter 1 (A introduction)

Abirami K.

Experience with Oracle development. Teaching soft skills and creative writing. Conducting Career counselling sessions.

What is creative Wrting ? Key to creative writing : imagination It's writing done in a way that is not academic or technical but still attracts an audience.creative writing can for the most part be considered any writing that is original and self-expressive. Types of creative writing include: Poetry Plays Movie... read more

What is creative Wrting ?

Key to creative writing : imagination 

It's writing done in a way that is not academic or technical but still attracts an audience.creative writing can for the most part be considered any writing that is original and self-expressive.

Types of creative writing include:

  • Poetry
  • Plays
  • Movie and television scripts
  • Fiction (novels, novellas, and short stories)
  • Songs
  • Speeches
  • Memoirs
  • Personal essays

Techniques used in creative writing include:

  • Character development
  • Plot development
  • Vivid setting
  • Underlying theme
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Anecdotes
  • Metaphors and similes
  • Figures of speech
  • Imaginative language
  • Emotional appeal
  • Heavy description

Chapter 2 (A brief on Types of creative writing with examples)

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Lesson Posted on 22/02/2017 Language/Spoken English Art and Creativity/Creative Writing Life Skills Coaching/Soft Skills Training/Personality Development Training

Enhance English communication skills

Hemalatha G

We are a husband-wife team of Expert Trainers and Counselor. We give training in English, and Tamil from...

It's not difficult to learn communication English. At the same time it's not easy either. Then what's it? If it's not your mother tongue or a natural language spoken by you in your community (family, friends, school, etc) then it's a second language / foreign language. A felt need can generate the... read more

It's not difficult to learn communication English. At the same time it's not easy either. Then what's it?  

If it's not your mother tongue or a natural language spoken by you in your community (family, friends, school, etc) then it's a second language / foreign language.

A felt need can generate the interest to learn English. It may be an urgent need or a distant need. If you develop genuine interest, you will find many ways to learn the language. Learning to speak fluent English and communicating well would boost your confidence level and help to improve overall personality.

Try to shed any inhibitions and take step by step concrete action. A language cannot be learnt over night or in a short span. You need to be in touch with the language and constantly practice it. 

Start listening carefully to all English communication; if required, repeatedly in the beginning. Try to understand the communication in relation to its context. Try to understand the sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, etc.

Try to think and speak in English all the time. Try to respond back in English. Try different ways of presenting an answer.That's developing speaking skills.

Simultaneously develop reading skills. Read aloud and understand the overall meaning. Later follow the silent reading and understanding method. Guess the words and meanings and then check its correctness using a Cambridge or Oxford Dictionary. Look up the thesaurus for synonyms and antonyms to improve vocabulary.

Then develop the writing skills. Start small with a core idea and scale up. Repeatedly edit using better sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary to improve the language used. 

Be bold and confident. Take the help of all the resources available. Search the internet for right information. Take the help of family, friends, classmates, teachers.

Last but not the least, take the guidance of any professional trainer. That could speed up the process.

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Answered on 22/01/2017 Art and Creativity Art and Creativity/Creative Writing IT Courses/Visual design

Ayubkhan U

English Trainer

Reading literature and other standard books are the only solution for creative work. While your vocabulary gets strengthened out of reading habit, you also get innovative ideas of various authors which is the key to creativity.
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