Writing Skills for Technical Students

ISBN-10: 0132391988
ISBN-13: 9780132391986
Edition: 6th 2008
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Description: nbsp;Writing Skills for Technical Students, 6/e,is a self-paced book/workbook designed for thenbsp;adult learnernbsp;who needs a review of grammar and writing skills in order to write clearly and concisely on the job.It provides diagnosis,  More...

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Book details

List price: $144.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

nbsp;Writing Skills for Technical Students, 6/e,is a self-paced book/workbook designed for thenbsp;adult learnernbsp;who needs a review of grammar and writing skills in order to write clearly and concisely on the job.It provides diagnosis, instruction, and practice in 15 instructional modules on grammar, paragraph writing, report writing, and business letter writing; each module includes instruction and practice in small segments with immediate feedback. Fundamental principles are applied throughout.For professionals needing to brush up on their grammar and writing skills. nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;

To the Teacher
To the Student
Student Progress Record
Module 1 Verbs
Diagnostic Exercises Action Verbs
Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Verb Tense
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module
Module 2 Adjectives and Adverbs
Diagnostic Exercises Adjectives
Adverbs
Good and Well
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 2
Module 3 Phrases
Diagnostic Exercises Prepositional Phrases
Verbal Phrases
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 3
Module 4 Nouns/Possessive Nouns
Diagnostic Exercises Nouns
Functions of Nouns
Plural Nouns and Possessives
Possessive Nouns
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 4
Module 5 SubjectVerb Agreement
Diagnostic Exercises Recognizing Subjects and Verbs
SubjectVerb Agreement
Interfering Words
Indefinite Pronoun Subjects
Compound Subjects and Verbs
Special Problems in Agreement
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module5
Module 6 Pronouns
Diagnostic Exercises Pronouns as Subjects
Pronouns as Subject Complements
Pronouns as Direct Objects
Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
Possessive Pronouns
Pronoun Rules
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module6
Module 7 Sentence Patterns
Diagnostic Exercises Independent Clauses
Dependent Clauses
Appropriate Clause Connectors
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module7
Module 8 Punctuation
Diagnostic Exercises Basic Sentence Punctuation Patterns
Other Basic Comma Rules
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 8
Module 9 Fragments and Run-Ons
Diagnostic Exercises Fragments
Run-Ons
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 9
Module 10 Paragraph Writing
Diagnostic Exercises Introduction
The Paragraph
Constructing the Topic Sentence
Choosing a Subject
Choosing a Controlling Idea
Writing the Concluding Sentence
Developing Unity
Developing Coherence
Organizing and Writing a Paragraph
The Reasons Paragraph
The Reasons and Examples Paragraph
The Pro and Con Paragraph
The Process Paragraph
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 10
Module 11 Shifts
Diagnostic Exercises Shifts in Voice
Shifts in Tense
Shifts in Person
Shifts in Numbers
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 11
Module 12 Clarity
Diagnostic Exercises Pronoun Reference
Misplaced and Unclear Modifiers
Word Usage
Parallel Construction
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 12
Module 13 Accelerating Techniques
Diagnostic Exercises Eliminating Unnecessary Words
Avoiding Cliches and Slang and "Tech-speak" Combining Like Subjects and Verbs
Subordinating Ideas
Reducing Dependent Clauses
Diagnostic Feedback Feedback for Module 13
Module 14 Report Writing
Review of Paragraph Writing
Outlining
Report Introductions
The Persuasive Report
Format Tips
The Persuasive Report Technical Procedure Report Interview Report<

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