Synopses & Reviews
Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide, 2/E, is designed to help ESL students become independent self-editors by making them aware of the most common language problems in ESL writing and by giving them strategies for reducing these errors. The text uses a progression of activities to guide students through fifteen areas of the language that ESL learners typically find most challenging.
The third edition of Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing helps students become independent self-editors through thorough error analysis. Focusing on the fifteen most common areas of difficulties for English language learners, this definitive guide offers clear grammar explanations, self-help strategies, and additional exercises for practice.
Table of Contents
I. GLOBAL ERRORS. 1. Verb Tenses. 2. Verb Forms. 3. Modals. 4. The Conditional. 5. Relative, Adverbial, and Noun Clauses. 6. Sentence Structure. 7. Word Order. 8. Connectors. 9. Passive Voice. II. LOCAL ERRORS. 10. Subject-Verb Agreement. 11. Articles. 12. Singular/Plural of Nouns. 13. Word Choice. 14. Word Forms. 15. Prepositions. III. BEYOND GRAMMAR: OTHER WAYS TO MAKE WRITING CLEAR. A. Avoiding Nonidiomatic and Unclear Sentences and Phrases. B. Expanding Vocabulary. C. Achieving Academic Writing Style. D. Improving Flow of Ideas. E. Revising for Clarity: Guidelines for the ESL Writer.