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Publisher Comments:

Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM A, Tenth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for thirty years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation, as well as more advanced topics, such as the writing process, argumentation, and summarizing skills. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended.

Book News Annotation:

Avoiding linguistic terminology, this textbook reviews the essentials of word choice and spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and the basic structure of a paragraph. Abundant exercises practice grammatical forms, writing sentences, and proofreading paragraphs. The ninth edition adds sections on adjectives and adverbs and comma rules.
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Synopsis:

For over twenty years, the simple, friendly approach of THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH has helped students with their spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure.

Synopsis:

Improve your word choice, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM A! For thirty years, this developmental English text has helped students like you improve their skills through a simple, friendly approach. Extensive sets of exercises, humorous and informative topics, and a book-specific website with grammar reviews and resources, ensure that you succeed in this course.

About the Author

With an amazing gift for explaining the basics of grammar, punctuation, and writing, Paige Wilson, Associate Professor at Pasadena City College, focuses on the vital structures of English, reinforcing fundamental concepts with an abundance of easy-to-follow exercises.

Table of Contents

1. WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING. Your Own List of Misspelled Words. Words Often Confused (Set 1). Words Often Confused (Set 2). The Eight Parts of Speech. Adjectives and Adverbs. Contractions. Possessives. Words That Can Be Broken into Parts. Rules for Doubling a Final Letters. Using a Dictionary. 2. SENTENCE STRUCTURE. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Locating Prepositional Phrases. Understanding Dependent Clauses. Correcting Fragments. Correcting Run-On Sentences. Identifying Verb Phrases. Using Standard English Verbs. Using Regular and Irregular Verbs. Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement. Avoiding Shifts in Time. Recognizing Verbal Phrases. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers. Following Sentence Patterns. Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrases, and Wordiness. Correcting for Parallel Structure. Using Pronouns. Avoiding Shifts in Person. 3. PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash. Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3. Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6. Quotation Marks and Underling/Italics. Capital Letters. 4. WRITING. What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing? Basic Structures. I. The Paragraph: Defining a Paragraph, Types of Paragraphs, Sample Paragraphs in an Essay. II. The Essay: The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond, Defining an Essay, A Sample Essay. Writing Skills. III. Writing in Your Own Voice: Narration, Sample Student Essay, Description. IV. Finding a Topic: Look to Your Interests, Focused Free Writing, Clustering, Talking with Other Students. V. Organizing Ideas: Thesis Statements, Organizing an Essay, Topic Sentences, Organizing Body Paragraphs, Transitional Expressions. VI. Supporting with Details: Types of Support, Sample Student Essay. VII. Revising Your Papers: Sample Student Rough Draft, Revision Checklist, Exchanging Papers, Proofreading Aloud. VIII. Presenting Your Work: Paper Formats, Titles. IX. Writing about What You Read: Writing a Reaction, Coming to Your Own Conclusions, Writing 100-Word Summaries. Answers. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781413008944
Subtitle:
Writing Skills, Form A
Author:
Wilson, Paige
Author:
Glazier, Teresa F
Author:
Glazier, Teresa Ferster
Author:
erster
Author:
Teresa Fers
Author:
Wilson, Paige (Paige Wilson)
Author:
ter Glazier
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts
Subject:
Secondary
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Series:
Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.20x7.44x.52 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Improve your word choice, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM A! For thirty years, this developmental English text has helped students like you improve their skills through a simple, friendly approach. Extensive sets of exercises, humorous and informative topics, and a book-specific website with grammar reviews and resources, ensure that you succeed in this course.
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