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The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills Form C,9781413002539
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The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills Form C

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8th
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9781413002539

ISBN10:
1413002536
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Pub. Date:
5/11/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Featuring the same simple, friendly approach that has helped students with their spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure for over twenty years THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH now provides an electronic version with interactive exercises.

Table of Contents

What Is the Least You Should Know? 1(3)
1 WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING 4(51)
Your Own List of Misspelled Words
4(1)
Words Often Confused (Set 1)
5(10)
Proofreading Exercise
14(1)
Sentence Writing
14(1)
Words Often Confused (Set 2)
15(9)
Proofreading Exercise
23(1)
Sentence Writing
23(1)
The Eight Parts of Speech
24(5)
Paragraph Exercise
28(1)
Sentence Writing
29(1)
Contractions
29(7)
Proofreading Exercise
34(1)
Sentence Writing
35(1)
Possessives
36(8)
Proofreading Exercise
41(1)
Sentence Writing
42(1)
Review of Contractions and Possessives
42(2)
Words That Can Be Broken into Parts
44(1)
Rule for Doubling a Final Letter
44(5)
Progress Test
48(1)
Using a Dictionary
49(6)
2. SENTENCE STRUCTURE 55(118)
Finding Subjects and Verbs
56(7)
Paragraph Exercise
62(1)
Sentence Writing
62(1)
Locating Prepositional Phrases
63(7)
Paragraph Exercise
68(1)
Sentence Writing
69(1)
Understanding Dependent Clauses
70(7)
Paragraph Exercise
76(1)
Sentence Writing
76(1)
Correcting Fragments
77(7)
Proofreading Exercise
83(1)
Sentence Writing
83(1)
Correcting Run-on Sentences
84(8)
Review of Fragments and Run-on Sentences
90(2)
Proofreading Exercise
91(1)
Sentence Writing
92(1)
Identifying Verb Phrases
92(6)
Review Exercise
97(1)
Using Standard English Verbs
98(7)
Proofreading Exercise
104(1)
Sentence Writing
104(1)
Using Regular and Irregular Verbs
105(10)
Progress Test
114(1)
Maintaining Subject/Verb Agreement
115(7)
Proofreading Exercise
121(1)
Sentence Writing
122(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Time
122(3)
Proofreading Exercises
123(2)
Recognizing Verbal Phrases
125(6)
Paragraph Exercise
130(1)
Sentence Writing
131(1)
Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
131(5)
Proofreading Exercise
135(1)
Sentence Writing
135(1)
Following Sentence Patterns
136(6)
Paragraph Exercise
141(1)
Sentence Writing
142(1)
Avoiding Clichés, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness
142(9)
Proofreading Exercise
150(1)
Sentence Writing
151(1)
Correcting for Parallel Structure
151(8)
Proofreading Exercise
158(1)
Sentence Writing
158(1)
Using Pronouns
159(9)
Proofreading Exercise
166(1)
Sentence Writing
167(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Person
167(1)
Proofreading Exercises
168(5)
Review of Sentence Structure Errors
169(18)
Proofreading Exercise
172(1)
3. PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS 173(40)
Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash
173(7)
Proofreading Exercise
179(1)
Sentence Writing
179(1)
Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3
180(7)
Proofreading Exercise
186(1)
Sentence Writing
186(1)
Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6
187(9)
Proofreading Exercise
194(1)
Sentence Writing
194(1)
Review of the Comma
195(1)
Comma Review Exercise
195(8)
Sentence Writing
195(1)
Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics
196(7)
Paragraph Exercise
202(1)
Sentence Writing
202(1)
Capital Letters
203(10)
Review of Punctuation and Capital Letters
209(1)
Comprehensive Test
210(3)
4. WRITING 213(40)
What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing?
214(1)
Basic Structures
214(6)
I. The Paragraph
214(3)
Defining a Paragraph
215(1)
Types of Paragraphs
215(2)
II. The Essay
217(3)
The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond
218(1)
Defining an Essay
218(1)
A Sample Essay
219(1)
"Raggedy Ann"
219(1)
Writing Skills
220(33)
III. Writing in Your Own Voice
220(5)
Narration
221(2)
Description
223(1)
Writing Assignments
224(1)
Assignment 1 Narration: Famous Sayings
224(1)
Assignment 2 Description: Toy Choices
225(1)
IV. Finding a Topic
225(3)
Look to Your Interests
225(1)
Focused Free Writing (or Brainstorming)
226(1)
Clustering
227(1)
Talking with Other Students
227(1)
Assignment 3 List Your Interests
227(1)
Assignment 4 Do Some Free Writing
228(1)
Assignment 5 Try Clustering Ideas
228(1)
V. Organizing Ideas
228(5)
Thesis Statements
228(1)
Exercise 1 Thesis or Fact?
229(1)
Assignment 6 Write a Thesis Statement
230(1)
Organizing an Essay
230(1)
Topic Sentences
230(1)
Organizing Body Paragraphs (or Single Paragraphs)
231(1)
Transitional Expressions
231(1)
Exercise 2 Adding Transitional Expressions
232(1)
Assignment 7 A Chip on the Old Block?
233(1)
VI. Supporting with Details
233(3)
Types of Support
233(1)
Assignment 8 Write an Essay on One of Your Interests
235(1)
Assignment 9 An Embarrassing Experience
236(1)
VII. Revising Your Papers
236(2)
Assignment 10 First Impressions
238(1)
Exchanging Papers
238(1)
Proofreading Aloud
238(1)
Revision Checklist
239(1)
Assignment 11 Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
239(1)
Assignment 12 Are There Different Ways to Be Smart?
240(1)
Assignment 13 The Best (or Worst) Decision
240(1)
Assignment 14 I Would If I Could
240(1)
VIII. Presenting Your Work
240(1)
Paper Formats
240(1)
Titles
241(1)
IX. Writing about What You Read
241(12)
Writing a Reaction
241(1)
Sample Reaction Paragraph
242(1)
Assignment 15 Write a Reaction Paragraph
242(1)
"Bad Initials"
243(1)
Coming to Your Own Conclusions
243(1)
"Going Postal"
243(1)
Assignment 16 What Are Your Conclusions?
245(1)
Writing 100-Word Summaries
245(1)
"Milton Hershey and the 'Good Old Hershey Bar"
246(1)
Assignment 17 Write a 100-Word Summary
247(1)
"Cat Lovers vs. Dog Lovers"
247(1)
Assignment 18 Write a Reaction or a 100-Word Summary
249(1)
"Sheer Lunacy"
249(4)
Answers 253(80)
Index 333


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