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From Practice to Mastery

ISBN-10: 0312419082

ISBN-13: 9780312419080

Edition: N/A

Authors: Carolyn Lengel, Barbara D. Sussman, Maria Villar-Smith

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Description:

Full of practical instruction and plenty of examples, this handy book gives students all the resources they need to practice for -- and pass -- the Florida College Basic Skills Exit Tests on reading and writing.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Diagnostic Pre-Tests: Reading and Writing
Mastering the Reading Test
Main Idea, Support, and Purpose
Identifying the Main Idea
Identifying Supporting Details
Identifying the Author's Purpose
Structure and Organization
Identifying Patterns of Organization
Understanding Connections Within and Between Sentences
Language Use
Identifying Word Meaning Based on Context Clues
Identifying Biased Language
Identifying Tone
Reasoning
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Drawing Inferences and Conclusions
Assessing Support for Reasoning
Mastering the Writing Test
Main Idea, Support, and Structure
Identifying Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Identifying Adequate and Relevant Support
Arranging Ideas in a Logical Pattern
Using Effective Transitional Devices
Language Use
Choosing Appropriate Words or Expressions
Identifying Confused or Misused Words
Sentence Structure
Using Modifiers Correctly
Using Coordination and Subordination Correctly
Understanding Parallel Structure
Avoiding Fragments
Avoiding Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Using Standard Verb Forms
Avoiding Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Tense
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
Avoiding Pronoun Shifts in Person
Maintaining Clear Pronoun References
Using Proper Case Forms of Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Using Appropriate Degree (Comparative and Superlative) Forms for Adjectives and Adverbs
Using Standard Spelling
Using Standard Punctuation
Using Standard Capitalization
Self-Check Post-Tests: Reading and Writing
Appendix: Succeeding on the Writing Sample
Answer Keys and Forms