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Least You Should Know about English Writing Skills : Form C

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780155069862

ISBN10:
0155069861
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/18/2001
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

For over twenty years, the simple, friendly approach of THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH has helped students with their spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor v
What Is the Least You Should Know? 1(2)
PART 1 SPELLING 3(44)
Your Own List of Misspelled Words
3(1)
Words Often Confused (Set 1)
3(10)
Exercises
8(4)
Proofreading Exercise
12(1)
Sentence Writing
13(1)
Words Often Confused (Set 2)
13(10)
Exercises
17(4)
Proofreading Exercise
21(1)
Sentence Writing
22(1)
Contractions
23(6)
Exercises
24(4)
Proofreading Exercise
28(1)
Sentence Writing
28(1)
Possessives
29(7)
Exercises
30(4)
Proofreading Exercise
34(1)
Sentence Writing
34(1)
Review of Contractions and Possessives
35(1)
Words That Can Be Broken into Parts
36(1)
Rule for Doubling a Final Letter
37(4)
Exercises
38(3)
Progress Test
40(1)
Using a Dictionary
41(6)
PART 2 SENTENCE STRUCTURE 47(116)
Finding Subjects and Verbs
48(6)
Exercises
51(2)
Paragraph Exercise
53(1)
Sentence Writing
54(1)
Locating Prepositional Phrases
54(6)
Exercises
56(3)
Paragraph Exercise
59(1)
Sentence Writing
60(1)
Understanding Dependent Clauses
60(9)
Exercises
63(4)
Paragraph Exercise
67(1)
Sentence Writing
68(1)
Correcting Fragments
69(7)
Phrases
69(1)
Dependent Clauses
70(1)
Exercises
71(4)
Proofreading Exercise
75(1)
Sentence Writing
75(1)
Correcting Run-On Sentences
76(8)
Exercises
78(4)
Review of Fragments and Run-On Sentences
82(1)
Proofreading Exercise
83(1)
Sentence Writing
83(1)
Identifying Verb Phrases
84(6)
Exercises
85(4)
Review Exercise
89(1)
Using Standard English Verbs
90(6)
Exercises
92(3)
Proofreading Exercise
95(1)
Sentence Writing
95(1)
Using Regular and Irregular Verbs
96(10)
Exercises
100(6)
Progress Test
105(1)
Maintaining Subject/Verb Agreement
106(7)
Exercises
108(4)
Proofreading Exercise
112(1)
Sentence Writing
113(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Time
113(3)
Proofreading Exercises
114(2)
Recognizing Verbal Phrases
116(6)
Exercises
117(3)
Paragraph Exercise
120(1)
Sentence Writing
121(1)
Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
122(4)
Exercises
122(3)
Proofreading Exercise
125(1)
Sentence Writing
125(1)
Following Sentence Patterns
126(6)
Subject + Action Verb + Object Pattern
127(1)
Subject + Action Verb (+ No Object) Pattern
127(1)
Subject + Linking Verb + Description Pattern
127(1)
Exercises
128(3)
Paragraph Exercise
131(1)
Sentence Writing
132(1)
Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness
132(9)
Cliches
132(1)
Awkward Phrasing
133(1)
Wordiness
134(1)
Exercises
135(5)
Proofreading Exercise
140(1)
Sentence Writing
141(1)
Correcting for Parallel Structure
141(7)
Exercises
143(4)
Proofreading Exercise
147(1)
Sentence Writing
147(1)
Using Pronouns
148(8)
Pronoun Agreement
149(2)
Pronoun Reference
151(1)
Exercises
152(3)
Proofreading Exercise
155(1)
Sentence Writing
156(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Person
156(7)
Proofreading Exercises
157(1)
Review of Sentence Structure Errors
158(2)
Proofreading Exercise
160(3)
PART 3 PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS 163(36)
Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash
163(6)
Exercises
164(4)
Proofreading Exercise
168(1)
Sentence Writing
169(1)
Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3
169(7)
Exercises
171(4)
Proofreading Exercise
175(1)
Sentence Writing
175(1)
Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6
176(7)
Exercises
178(3)
Proofreading Exercise
181(1)
Sentence Writing
181(1)
Comma Review Exercise
182(1)
Sentence Writing
183(1)
Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics
183(7)
Exercises
185(4)
Proofreading Exercise
189(1)
Sentence Writing
189(1)
Capital Letters
190(9)
Exercises
191(4)
Review of Punctuation and Capital Letters
195(4)
Comprehensive Test
196(3)
PART 4 WRITING 199(42)
What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing?
200(1)
Basic Structures
200(6)
The Paragraph
200(3)
Defining a Paragraph
201(1)
Types of Paragraphs
201(2)
The Essay
203(3)
The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond
204(1)
Defining an Essay
205(1)
A Sample Essay
205(1)
Writing Skills
206(35)
Writing in Your Own Voice
206(5)
Narration
207(2)
Description
209(1)
Writing Assignments
210(1)
Assignment 1 Narration: Famous Sayings
211(1)
Assignment 2 Description: Friend or Relative
211(1)
Finding a Topic
211(3)
Look to Your Interests
211(1)
Focused Free Writing (or Brainstorming)
212(1)
Clustering
213(1)
Talking with Other Students
214(1)
Assignment 3 List Your Interests
214(1)
Assignment 4 Do Some Free Writing
214(1)
Assignment 5 Try Clustering Ideas
214(1)
Organizing Ideas
214(5)
Thesis Statements
215(1)
Exercise 1 Thesis or Fact?
215(1)
Assignment 6 Write a Thesis Statement
216(1)
Organizing an Essay
216(1)
Topic Sentences
217(1)
Organizing Body Paragraphs (or Single Paragraphs)
217(1)
Transitional Expressions
217(1)
Exercise 2 Adding Transitional Expressions
218(1)
Assignment 7 A Chip on the Old Block?
219(1)
Supporting with Details
219(3)
Types of Support
219(2)
Assignment 8 Write an Essay on One of Your Interests
221(1)
Assignment 9 An Embarrassing Experience
222(1)
Revising Your Papers
222(4)
Assignment 10 Lucky Charms
224(1)
Exchanging Papers
225(1)
Proofreading Aloud
225(1)
Assignment 11 Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
225(1)
Assignment 12 Are There Different Ways to be Smart?
225(1)
Assignment 13 The Best (or Worst) Decision
225(1)
Assignment 14 A Quotation
226(1)
Presenting Your Work
226(1)
Paper Formats
226(1)
Titles
226(1)
Writing about What You Read
227(14)
Writing a Reaction
227(1)
Sample Reaction Paragraph
227(1)
Assignment 15 Write a Reaction Paragraph
228(1)
Coming to Your Own Conclusions
229(4)
Assignment 16 What Are Your Conclusions?
233(1)
Writing 100-Word Summaries
233(2)
Assignment 17 Write a 100-Word Summary
235(2)
Assignment 18 Write a Reaction or a 100-Word Summary
237(4)
Answers 241(76)
Index 317


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