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Covino, William A.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 6,937 library holdings
Genres: Study guides  Examinations  Directories  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by William A Covino
Magic, rhetoric, and literacy : an eccentric history of the composing imagination by William A Covino( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to prepare for the Civil Service examination for stenographer, typist, clerk, and office machine operator by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and analyzes civil service exams, detailing what to expect and how to succeed, including five diagnostic tests and eight model tests
Barron's Civil Service clerical examinations by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for preparing to take civil service clerical exams that includes review of question types, test-taking strategies, tips for creating a study plan, practice problems with explained answers, diagnostic questions, and advice on interviewing
Barron's LSAT by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents study tools for the Law School Admission Test, including strategies for each question type, the writing sample, and the test as a whole; over three hundred practice questions; a diagnostic exam; two actual LSATs; and four additional full-length model tests with explained answers, including two tests on a CD-ROM
Cliffs verbal review for standardized tests by William A Covino( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barron's pass key to the LSAT : law school admission test by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of wondering : a revisionist return to the history of rhetoric by William A Covino( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reacting to the tradition which has reduced rhetorics to summaries of rules and principles, this book presupposes that Plato's "Phaedrus," Aristotle's "Rhetoric," and Cicero's "De Oratore" cannot be reduced to summary information or pedagogical advice. The book considers that these works, on the contrary, along with later renegade theories of rhetoric, identify rhetoric with inconclusiveness and ambiguity. Divided into three chapters and an afterword, the book begins with a discussion of the major figures of classical rhetoric--Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero--asserting that they define and demonstrate rhetoric as the elaboration of ambiguity. The second chapter examines the rhetorics of Michel de Montaigne, Giambattista Vico, and David Hume, noting that although they had only slight influence in the history of rhetoric, they continued the spirit of questing and ambiguity by resisting a positivistic epistemology that exalted knowledge-as-information. Finally, the third chapter discusses Hugh Blair's theory of reading and the most radical and controversial 19th century challenges to his "plain style" prescriptions--George Byron's "Don Juan" and Thomas DeQuincey's essays on rhetoric and style. The afterword considers the modern critical theories of Kenneth Burke, Clifford Geertz, Paul Feyerabend, and Jacques Derrida, and presents some general propositions, or "lessons of history," for teachers of rhetoric. (Four pages of notes and 104 references are appended.) (Mm)
Cliffs graduate management admission test : preparation guide by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliffs scholastic aptitude test : preparation guide by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barron's civil service clerical exams( )

in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive guide to preparing for the Civil Service Clerical exam, and contains five diagnostic tests with answers and explanations, practice problems, test-taking strategies, and more
The elements of persuasion by William A Covino( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric : concepts, definitions, boundaries by William A Covino( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric is not a content area that contains a definite body of knowledge, like physics; instead, rhetoric might be understood as the study and practice of shaping content. Rhetoric is a primarily verbal, situationally contingent, epistemic art that is both philosophical and practical and gives rise to potentially active texts. When we speak about the art of rhetoric, then, we mean the faculty that humans have -- a teachable, improvable faculty -- for inventing constructions of "reality" that others may regard as such. In short, rhetoric is the art of knowledge-making. - Introduction
Graduate Record Examination general test : preparation guide by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to prepare for the LSAT, law school admission test by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains practice tests
Cliffs SAT I reasoning test : preparation guide by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fine guide to taking the SAT I, including successful stategies, realistic simulation of actural exams in 3 full-length practice tests. Explanations for every question
ACT by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide for college-bound students preparing for the ACT, this guide includes strategies for each question type, practice for the new writing test, and four full-length practice tests with answers and explanations
Cliffs Graduate record examination general test preparation guide by Jerry Bobrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliffs Graduate record examination aptitude test : preparation guide by William A Covino( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CliffsNotes verbal review for standardized tests by Deborah Caslav Covino( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to review, refresh, and reintroduce the essential grammar and verbal skills needed for any standardized test
Cliffs Graduate record examination general test preparation guide by William A Covino( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How to prepare for the Civil Service examination for stenographer, typist, clerk, and office machine operator
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English (112)