Least You Should Know about English Writing Skills, Form B

ISBN-10: 1111350256
ISBN-13: 9781111350253
Edition: 11th 2013
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Book details

List price: $92.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078

Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM B, Eleventh Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for over thirty years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph and essay writing--as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. 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.

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.

To the Instructor
Acknowledgments
What Is the Least You Should Know?
Spelling and Word Choice
Your Own List of Misspelled Words
Words That Can Be Broken into Parts
Guidelines for Doubling a Final Letter
Words Often Confused (Set 1)
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Words Often Confused (Set 2)
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
The Eight Parts of Speech
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Adjectives and Adverbs
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Contractions
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Possessives
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Review of Contractions and Possessives
Progress Test
Sentence Structure
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Locating Prepositional Phrases
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Understanding Dependent Clauses
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Correcting Fragments
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Correcting Run-on Sentences
Review of Fragments and Run-On Sentences
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Identifying Verb Phrases
Review Exercise
Using Standard English Verbs
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Using Regular and Irregular Verbs
Progress Test
Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Avoiding Shifts in Time
Proofreading Exercises
Recognizing Verbal Phrases
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Following Sentence Patterns
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Avoiding Clich�s, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness
Proofreading Exercises
Correcting for Parallel Structure
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Using Pronouns
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Avoiding Shifts in Person
Proofreading Exercises
Review of Sentence Structure Errors
Proofreading Exercise
Punctuation and Capital Letters
Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6
Proofreading Exercise
Sentence Writing
Review of the Comma
Comma Review Exercise
Sentence Writing
Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics
Paragraph Exercise
Sentence Writing
Capital Letters
Review of Punctuation and Capital Letters
Comprehensive Test
Writing
What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing?
Writing as Structure
First-Person and Third-Person Approaches
Basic Structures
The Paragraph
Defining a Paragraph
Types of Paragraphs
Sample Paragraphs in an Essay
Sample of a Single-Paragraph Assignment
The Essay
The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond
Defining an Essay
A Sample Essay: "Wandering Home"
Writing Skills
Writing in Your Own Voice
Narration
A Sample Essay: "A Missing Part of Me"
Description
Writing Exercises
Narration: Famous Sayings
Description: A Valuable Object
Finding a Topic
Look to Your Interests
Focused Free Writing (or Brainstorming)
Clustering
Talking with Other Students
List Your Interests
Do Some Free Writing
Try Clustering Ideas
Organizing Ideas
Thesis Statements
Topic, Fact, or Thesis?
Write a Thesis Statement
Organizing an Essay
Topic Sentences
Organizing Body Paragraphs (or Single Paragraphs)
Transitional Expressions
Adding Transitional Expressions
How Do You Get Ready to Write?
Supporting with Details
Types of Support
A Sample Final Draft: "Drawing a Blank"
Write an Essay on One of Your Interests
Choosing and Using Quotations
Choosing Quotations
Using Quotations
Signal Phrases and Punctuation
A Sample Paragraph Using Quotations
Guidelines for Including Quotations
Write a Paragraph Using Quotations
Writing an Argument
Taking a Stand and Proving Your Point
A Sample Argument: "Is Crying a Weakness or a Strength?"
Three Requirements of a Strong Written Argument
Take a Stand on Grades
Reading Longer, More Challenging Works
"The Green Pioneer"
Writing Summaries
A Sample Reading: "Bollywood Film Facts"
A Sample Summary
Write a Short Summary: Ask Yourself, "What's the Big Idea?"
Summary Checklist
Revising, Proofreading, and Presenting Your Work
A Sample Rough Draft: "If at First You Don't Succeed … Try, Try Again"
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Revision Checklist
Exchanging Papers (Peer Evaluations)
Proofreading Aloud
Presenting Your Work
Paper Formats
Tides
Answers
Index

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