Essentials of English
Barron's Educational Series, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
Updated and expanded, this book fills a double purpose as both a useful classroom text and a practical style manual for writers. It reviews English grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and correct word usage, and advises on adapting writing style to different formats, including both classroom assignments, business documents, and electronic communication. Readers will also find detailed instruction on essay writing, starting with outlining a subject, and going on to writing a draft and then editing and polishing it into a finished composition. New in this edition is a sample research paper that uses online sources and follows the widely popular MLA style for footnotes.
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Faulty Pronoun Reference
Omission of Necessary Words
Gather and Record Your Material
Write the Essay from the Plan
Adopt an Appropriate Mood Tone
BAvoid the Special Problems
Writing a Resume
Glossary of Words and Phrases
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