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Let's Review English

ISBN-10: 0764123785

ISBN-13: 9780764123788

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Carol Chaitkin

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Updated with recent exams, this book reviews all topics that high school students will encounter on the New York State English Regents Exam, or on equivalent exams given by secondary schools in other parts of the U.S. and Canada. Chapters review listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, and prose and poetry. Two recently given Regents Exams are presented with answer keys.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface To The Second Edition
Listening and Writing For Information and Understanding
How to Listen Well
Listening Passages and Questions for Review
Session One, Part A of the New Exam
Sample Passages, Tasks, Questions, and Essays
Reading and Writing for Information and Understanding
Writing to Inform or Persuade: A General Review
Persuasive Writing
Writing from a Prompt
Evaluating Composition
Preparing for Composition Exams
Writing on Examinations
Using Synonymies to Enhance Your Writing
A Glossary of Terms for Writing
Session One, Part B of the New Exam
Sample Text, Task, Questions, and Essay
Reading Prose
What Writers Do: A List of Useful Terms
Reading Fiction
Plot and Story
Plot and Conflict
Plot and Chronology
Plot and Time
Narrative Point of View
Setting
Character
Theme
Reading Nonfiction
Questions for the Critical Reader
Purpose
Methods of Development and Patterns of Organization
Tone
A Glossary of Literary Terms and Techniques
Reading Poetry
Introduction
Structure and Language in Poetry
Theme in Poetry
Tone
Writing About Poetry/Explication
Poetry on Examinations
A Handful of Poems for Further Reading
A Glossary of Poetic Terms and Techniques
Writing About Literature: A General Review
Topics for Literary Essays
Topic and Focus
Selection of Significant Details
Developing the Topic
Comparison/Contrast
Analysis
Classification
Cause and Effect
Exemplification
Looking at Key Terms in Literature Questions
Using Fluent and Precise Language
Choosing Your Own Topic: Representative Literary Subjects and Themes
Topics That Focus on Character
Topics That Focus on Literary Elements and Techniques
Audience and Literature Essays
A Note on Conclusions
Writing About Literature On the New Regents Exam
Session Two, Part A of the New Exam: Reading and Writing for Literary Response
Sample Texts, Task, Questions, and Essay
Session Two, Part B of the New Exam: Reading and Writing for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
What Is a Critical Lens?
Sample Tasks
Grammar and Usage For the Careful Writer: A Guide to Standard Written English
Reviewing the Fundamentals
The Parts of Speech
Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences
Avoiding Common Errors in Writing
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent
Form of Pronouns
Parallelism
Verbs: Using the Correct Tense
Logical Comparisons
Clear and Logical Modification
Expressions Often Confused, Misused, and Overused
Punctuation: Guidelines and Reminders
End Punctuation
The Period
The Exclamation Mark
The Question Mark
Internal Punctuation
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Dash
The Ellipsis
The Bracket
The Apostrophe
Titles of Works of Literature
A Final Note on Punctuation
Vocabulary
Practice Vocabulary Test
Studying New Words
Learning in Context
Roots and Prefixes from Latin and Greek
Preparing Note Cards
A Note on Synonyms and Using a Thesaurus
Organizing Vocabulary Study
Vocabulary for Study
Vocabulary from Regents Exams
Vocabulary from Op-Ed Pages
Vocabulary from Book Reviews
Spelling
Spelling on the New Regents Exam
An Exercise for Review and Practice
Spelling Rules and Patterns
Words That End in Silent e
Words the End in y
Double Letters
Adding Prefixes and Suffixes
Words That Include ie or ei
Noun Plurals
Homophones
Words Commonly Confused
Words Commonly Misspelled
Recommended Reading
Novels
Autobiography, Essays, and Other Nonfiction
Poetry
Short Stories
Plays
An Introduction to the New York State English Language Arts Learning Standards
A Glossary of Terms
The English Language Arts Learning Standards
Performance Indicators
A Map to the English Language Arts Standards and Performance Indicators
Scoring Rubrics
Model Regents Examinations
June 1999 Regents Examination
August 1999 Regents Examination
Answers to Regents Examinations
Index