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

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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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.
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Contents

What Is the Least You Should Know?
1
Spelling and Word Choice
3
Sentence Structure
55
Punctuation and Capital Letters
162
Writing
200
Answers
244
Index
319
Lists and Charts Used in the Book
327
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