The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills

Author: Paige Wilson,Teresa Ferster Glazier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305960947

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 6345

For decades, students have mastered the basics of writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated explanations allow students to focus on fundamentals, reinforced by real-world samples, over 200 exercises, and instant feedback in all areas of writing. Parts One to Three clarify and provide practice in the essentials of word use, sentence structure, and punctuation. Part Four on writing covers all types of paragraphs and essays and fundamental reading-based writing skills in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each numbered section includes concise explanations followed by lively exercises with answers in the back of the book so that students can instantly grasp and apply what they learn. Exercises from multiple disciplines broaden students' understanding and interest in science, art, history, film, literature, social studies, business, and the media. When the course ends, the book becomes a valuable reference to support students' future writing needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, Form B

Author: Paige Wilson,Teresa Ferster Glazier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111350256

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 2125

For over thirty years, students have mastered the basics of writing with Wilson and Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated, well established, and student tested, the 11th edition continues to cover the essentials of spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph and essay writing -- as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation -- in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each concept includes concise explanations accompanied by plentiful exercises (with corresponding answers in the back of the book for immediate feedback) so that students quickly grasp and reinforce what they learn. Popular Continuous Discourse exercises include tidbits from history, literature, science, and current events that engage students in the concepts being explored. When the course ends, this self-teaching text becomes an excellent reference tool for students to use in their future courses and careers. FORMS A, B, AND C include identical least you should know explanations supported by different exercises, samples, and writing assignments -- making each form unique. The three forms offer instructors unparalleled variety within each edition and provide students with options for additional practice beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Least You Should Know About English, Form B

Author: Paige Wilson,Teresa Glazier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428230793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 3413

For thirty years, students have mastered writing basics with Wilson and Glazier’s THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated, well established, and student tested, the 10th Edition continues to cover the basics of spelling, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation -- as well as more advanced topics such as argumentation and summarizing skills -- in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each concept includes concise explanations and many exercises (with corresponding answers in the back of the book for immediate feedback) so students quickly grasp and reinforce the subject matter. Popular Continuous Discourse exercises use tidbits from history, literature, science, and current events to engage students in the concept being explored. When the course ends, this concise text is an excellent reference tool students can use in writing papers for all their courses as well as in their careers. Forms B and C differ from Form A in their exercises, writing samples, and assignments; the explanatory sections are identical within the three forms of each new edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills

Author: Paige Wilson,Teresa Ferster Glazier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285443535

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 6873

Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, Twelfth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for more than 30 years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph, and essay writing-as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ideas & Details: A Guide to College Writing

Author: M. Garrett Bauman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428262318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 8286

Taking a no-frills approach to composition, IDEAS & DETAILS: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE WRITING, Seventh Edition, offers all the essentials of writing papers--from research and style to grammar and mechanics--to show students how detailed writing strategies can help them succeed in any course. In this brief writing guide, students will also discover timely professional essays, a balance of short and long assignments, over one hundred brain teasers that provide students with invention strategies to stimulate creativity, and integrated coverage of visual rhetoric with fifty photographs and works of art that illustrate techniques of writing in a visual way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Simple, Clear, and Correct

Paragraphs

Author: William J. Kelly

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321850300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1448

With its brevity (288 pages) and low price, Simple, Clear, and Correct delivers quality instruction at an affordable price. Author Bill Kelly hones paragraph-writing skills and then extends the writing with an introdcution to the essay and documentation. A crisp grammar review helps readers with the basics of composition for clearer, more correct writing.

An Introduction to Critical Reading

Author: Leah McCraney

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495801795

Category: Education

Page: 343

View: 5609

This unique college reading text gives students experience reading and evaluating poetry, short stories, essays, and textbook chapters. An innovative Instructor’s Manual gives instructors a wealth of teaching ideas and background material on each piece with a focus on critical thinking.

The Los Angeles Diaries

A Memoir

Author: James Brown

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 445

Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, and heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and economic ruin, James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promises, and despair. In The Los Angeles Diaries, he reveals his struggle for survival, mining his past to present the inspiring story of his redemption. Beautifully written and limned with dark humor, these twelve deeply confessional, interconnected chapters address personal failure, heartbreak, the trials of writing for Hollywood, and the life-shattering events that finally convinced Brown that he must “change or die.” In “Snapshot,” Brown is five years old and recalls the night his mother “sets fire to an apartment building down the street.” In “Daisy,” Brown purchases a Vietnamese potbellied pig for his wife to atone for his sins, only to find the pig’s bulk growing in direct proportion to the tensions in his marriage. Harrowing and brutally honest, The Los Angeles Diaries is the chronicle of a man on a collision course with life, who ultimately finds the strength and courage to conquer his demons and believe once more.

75 Readings Across the Curriculum

Author: Chris Anson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073405766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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This new offering in McGraw-Hill’s line of inexpensive readers gathers seventy-five multidisciplinary essays together at a student-friendly price. Organized around specific disciplines with the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences, 75 Readings Across the Curriculum helps students make connections between disciplines and provides excellent models for writing.

Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day

Author: Judith F. Olson

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576851289

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 782

Writing is a skill that can be acquired by mastering a few basic, yet vital steps. This book helps readers learn about problem verbs, pronoun agreement, as well as the essentials of style. Everyday examples help fine-tune writing skills as they relate to work, school, and in personal correspondence. With targeted straightforward lessons that require a minimal time commitment to complete_just 20 minutes a day_this book is a valuable resource.

America Now

Short Readings from Recent Periodicals

Author: Robert Atwan

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319021778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 5148

America Now makes it easy for you to get brief, accessible, and thought-provoking essays into your classroom, with trustworthy, reliable pedagogy and an expert reader's knowledge of what works in the classroom. As series editor for Best American Essays, Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of periodicals, bringing to America Now an unrivaled focus on the best writing on today. Instructors tell us that their students want to respond to the essays in the book, and they praise the high-quality reading and writing instruction, critical thinking and reading questions, and model student essays that help them do so.

Building Writing Skills the Hands-on Way

Author: Jenia Walter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854772

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 9309

BUILDING WRITING SKILLS THE HANDS-ON WAY, 1st Edition teaches you the skills you need to become a college-level writer, reader, and critical thinker. The book takes the grr out of grammar, provides helpful instruction on writing sentences and paragraphs, and makes the essay writing process clear by leading you through lessons that include engaging hands-on activities. The friendly, informal tone makes the book easy to read, and the real-world examples and exercises are drawn from a variety of life experiences and perspectives. In short, this book makes the learning process more fun, less intimidating, and more effective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2287

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills

Author: Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329184548

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 837

“Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills: An International ESL Students Essay Writing Handbook” is the second book in a series on Academic Writing Skills. The book was written for non-English speaking International ESL Students to gain university entrance, but by no means only for ESL students wanting to learn English academic writing. This practical guide can also be used by anyone such as a high-school student, an undergraduate or graduate student, or even a mature age student wishing to understand more about English academic essay writing. This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students. This short but concise academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills. It is ideal for the International ESL Student. Write you way to a BA with the Academic Writing Skills series.

Building a StoryBrand

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 0718033337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 376

New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.