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The Least You Should Know About English By Teresa Glazier (Late, Western Illinois University)

The Least You Should Know About English

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Helps students learn the basics of English writing. This book covers such topics as spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation as well as more advanced topics such as the writing process, argumentation, and summarizing skills.
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The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills, Form C by Teresa Glazier (Late, Western Illinois University)

Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM C, Tenth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for thirty years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation as well as more advanced topics such as the writing process, argumentation, and summarizing skills. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book. When the course ends, this text is an excellent writing resource for all your college courses and beyond.

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PART I: WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING. Your Own List of Misspelled Words. Words Often Confused (Set 1). Words Often Confused (Set 2). The Eight Parts of Speech. Adjectives and Adverbs. Contractions. Possessives. Words That Can Be Broken into Parts. Rules for Doubling a Final Letter. Using a Dictionary. PART II: SENTENCE STRUCTURE. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Locating Prepositional Phrases. Understanding Dependent Clauses. Correcting Fragments. Correcting Run-on Sentences. Identifying Verb Phrases. Using Standard English Verbs. Using Regular and Irregular Verbs. Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement. Avoiding Shifts in Time. Recognizing Verbal Phrases. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers. Following Sentence Patterns. Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness. Correcting for Parallel Structure. Using Pronouns. Avoiding Shifts in Person. PART III: PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash. Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3. Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6. Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics. Capital Letters. PART 4: WRITING. What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing? Basic Structures. 1. The Paragraph: Defining a Paragraph. Types of Paragraphs. Sample Paragraphs in an Essay. 2. The Essay: The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond. Defining an Essay. A Sample Essay. Writing Skills. 3. Writing in Your Own Voice: Narration. Description. 4. Finding a Topic: Look to Your Interests. Focused Free Writing. Clustering. Talking with Other Students. 5. Organizing Ideas: Thesis Statements. Organizing an Essay. Topic Sentences. Organizing Body Paragraphs (or Single Paragraphs). Transitional Expressions. 6. Supporting with Details: Types of Support. 7. Revising Your Papers. Revision Checklist. Exchanging Papers. Proofreading Aloud. 8. Presenting Your Work: Paper Formats. Titles. 9. Writing an Argument: Taking a Stand and Proving Your Point. Three Requirements of a Strong Written Argument. A Longer, More Challenging Reading. 10. Writing Summaries: Sample Summary. Summary Checklist. Answers. Index.

About Teresa Glazier (Late, Western Illinois University)


PAIGE WILSON, Associate Professor of English, is now primary author of Teresa Ferster Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH classic textbook series (currently in its 13th edition) and a new co-author of Pamela Altman's SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK (5th edition). Wilson has enthusiastically taught grammar, writing, and literature at Pasadena City College since 1986 and also works as a Writing Consultant/Grammar Expert for international and local companies.

Table of Contents


PART I: WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING. Your Own List of Misspelled Words. Words Often Confused (Set 1). Words Often Confused (Set 2). The Eight Parts of Speech. Adjectives and Adverbs. Contractions. Possessives. Words That Can Be Broken into Parts. Rules for Doubling a Final Letter. Using a Dictionary. PART II: SENTENCE STRUCTURE. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Locating Prepositional Phrases. Understanding Dependent Clauses. Correcting Fragments. Correcting Run-on Sentences. Identifying Verb Phrases. Using Standard English Verbs. Using Regular and Irregular Verbs. Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement. Avoiding Shifts in Time. Recognizing Verbal Phrases. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers. Following Sentence Patterns. Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness. Correcting for Parallel Structure. Using Pronouns. Avoiding Shifts in Person. PART III: PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash. Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3. Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6. Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics. Capital Letters. PART 4: WRITING. What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing? Basic Structures. 1. The Paragraph: Defining a Paragraph. Types of Paragraphs. Sample Paragraphs in an Essay. 2. The Essay: The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond. Defining an Essay. A Sample Essay. Writing Skills. 3. Writing in Your Own Voice: Narration. Description. 4. Finding a Topic: Look to Your Interests. Focused Free Writing. Clustering. Talking with Other Students. 5. Organizing Ideas: Thesis Statements. Organizing an Essay. Topic Sentences. Organizing Body Paragraphs (or Single Paragraphs). Transitional Expressions. 6. Supporting with Details: Types of Support. 7. Revising Your Papers. Revision Checklist. Exchanging Papers. Proofreading Aloud. 8. Presenting Your Work: Paper Formats. Titles. 9. Writing an Argument: Taking a Stand and Proving Your Point. Three Requirements of a Strong Written Argument. A Longer, More Challenging Reading. 10. Writing Summaries: Sample Summary. Summary Checklist. Answers. Index.

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CIN000115775
The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills, Form C by Teresa Glazier (Late, Western Illinois University)
Teresa Glazier (Late, Western Illinois University)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2010-01-01
336
0495902861
9780495902867
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