Synopses & Reviews
Updated with many new references, this entertaining book advises students on ways to enliven their essay assignments with vivid images, avoid the dull passive voice, and construct smooth, well-crafted sentences that flow together to create unified themes. Short quizzes called "Brain Ticklers" appear throughout the text. Titles in Barron's Painless Series are written especially for middle school and high school students who are having a difficult time with a specific subject. In many cases, a student is confused by the subject's complexity and details. Still other students simply finds a subject uninteresting, an attitude that usually results in lower grades. Painless titles offer informal, student-friendly approaches to each subject, emphasizing interesting details, supplementing the text with amusing insights, and outlining potential pitfalls clearly and step by step. Students begin to understand how disparate details all fit together to form a clear picture. Timelines, ideas for interesting projects, and "Brain Tickler" quizzes in many of these titles help to take the pain out of study and improve each student's grades.
Offers techniques for improving writing style, shows how to create a template that can be used for writing research papers on all subjects, and includes practical exercises.
Titles in Barron's Painless Series are textbook supplements designed especially for classroom use by middle-school and high school students. The approach of each title is an appeal to students who think that the subject is boring, or too difficult, or both. The authors, all experienced educators, take a light approach, showing kids what is most interesting about each subject, and how seemingly difficult problems can be transformed into fun quizzes, brain-ticklers, and challenging puzzles with rational solutions. Here is practical advice that transforms essay writing into a satisfying experience for middle school and senior high school students. The author offers tips on enlivening writing with vivid images, smoothing out sentences, silencing the dull passive voice, and adding rhythm to writing. He also shows how to create a template that students can use when writing research papers for all subjects. In addition, students will find web site reference s cited throughout the text, which they can access. Brain ticklers (short quizzes) appear throughout the book with an answer key at the back.
A practical advice guide that transforms essay writing into a fun and satisfying experience with tips on using images, smoothing out sentences and more.
Really. This isn't going to hurt at all . . .
If you hate having to sit down and write that class assignment, you'll change your mind when you open this entertaining and instructive book. It's filled with ideas on how you can express your thoughts clearly, enliven your writing with vivid images, and avoid the dull passive voice. Soon, you'll be constructing smooth sentences that flow together into lively themes which are fun to write and entertaining for others to read. As you progress through this book, you'll also enjoy answering the "Brain Tickler" quizzes that will keep you amused while they help you improve your writing style.
For Middle School and
High School Students