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Read more about The Power of Selling

The Power of Selling

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Richmond

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The Power of Selling is the perfect textbook to teach students about the proven process of selling. More important, it teaches students how to apply the tenets of selling to how to sell themselves and get the job they want, with the same process professional sales people learn (or brush up) on their own selling skills.

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Read more about Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2e

Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2e

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

License: CC BY-NC

Think Python is a concise introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. Some of the ideas students find most challenging, like recursion and object-oriented programming, are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters.

(9 reviews)

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Read more about Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. I

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. I

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributors: Lowe and Zemliansky

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing, much like the modelmade famous by Wendy Bishop's “The Subject Is . . .” series. In eachchapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies forwriting by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing ontheir own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to joinin the larger conversation about developing nearly every aspect of thecraft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalonetext that can easily complement other selected readings in writing orwriting-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level.

(17 reviews)

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Read more about Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Frost, Pike, Kenyo, and Pels

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We set out to design an introductory course governed by four themes:

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Economic Analysis

Introduction to Economic Analysis

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: McAfee and Lewis

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors' view, ought to be standard but is not. Introductory economics material is integrated. Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics.

(4 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult — much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course is relevant to your students? Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. Five or ten years from now, he does not expect his students to remember the details of most of what he teaches them. However, he does hope that they will remember that psychology matters because it helps us understand behavior and that our knowledge of psychology is based on empirical study.

(22 reviews)

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Read more about Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing – not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today's environment:

(24 reviews)

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Read more about The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Lau and Johnson

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Terence Lau & Lisa Johnson's The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business is a book for today's student, who expects learning to be comprised not only of substance, but also of interactive exercises and multimedia. This book streamlines the presentation of material to ensure that every page is relevant, engaging, and interesting to undergraduate business students, without losing the depth of coverage that they need to be successful in their academic journeys and in their professional careers. This is not Legal Environment of Business (LEB) ”light.“ Rather, this is LEB without risk of students' eyes glazing over in boredom or from lack of comprehension. This is LEB presented in an exciting way, where every page is interesting to students and relevant to real life.

(3 reviews)

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Read more about Whitman Calculus

Whitman Calculus

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Guichard

Publisher: David Guichard

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series. Late transcendentals and multivariable versions are also available.

(6 reviews)

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Read more about Writing for Success

Writing for Success

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

(48 reviews)

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