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English Essentials https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073533327.jpeg 3 2013 9780073533322 John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills. The book is divided into four parts -- Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more in-depth information about those and other skills; Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, and Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionary use. This student-friendly organization and structure makes the book easy to navigate and a flexible guide.Each section provides essential instructions followed by ample activities to encourage learning in the best possible way: by doing.
09780073533322
English Essentials

English Essentials, 3rd Edition

ISBN10: 0073533327 | ISBN13: 9780073533322
By John Langan
© 2013

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* The estimated amount of time this product will be on the market is based on a number of factors, including faculty input to instructional design and the prior revision cycle and updates to academic research-which typically results in a revision cycle ranging from every two to four years for this product. Pricing subject to change at any time.

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* The estimated amount of time this product will be on the market is based on a number of factors, including faculty input to instructional design and the prior revision cycle and updates to academic research-which typically results in a revision cycle ranging from every two to four years for this product. Pricing subject to change at any time.

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John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills. The book is divided into four parts -- Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more in-depth information about those and other skills; Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, and Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionary use. This student-friendly organization and structure makes the book easy to navigate and a flexible guide.Each section provides essential instructions followed by ample activities to encourage learning in the best possible way: by doing.

Preface to the Instructor

Introduction

About the Book

Becoming a Better Writer

Writing Assignments

Part One: Fifteen Basic Skills

Preview

1: Parts of Speech

2: Subjects and Verbs

3: Irregular Verbs

4: Subject-Verb Agreement

5: Sentence Types

6: Fragments I

7: Fragments II

8: Run-Ons and Comma Splices I

9: Run-Ons and Comma Splices II

10: The Comma

11: The Apostrophe

12: Quotation Marks

13: Homonyms

14: Capital Letters

15: Parallelism

Part Two: Extending the Skills

Preview

16: Preparing a Paper

17: Punctuation Marks

18: Pronoun Forms

19: Pronoun Problems

20: Adjectives and Adverbs

21: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

22: Word Choice

23: Numbers and Abbreviations

24: More about Subjects and Verbs

25: More about Subject-Verb Agreement

26: More about Verbs

27: Even More about Verbs

28: More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices

29: More about Commas

30: More about Apostrophes

31: More about Quotation Marks

32: More about Homonyms

33: More about Capital Letters

Part Three: Proofreading

Preview

34: Basics about Proofreading

35: Ten Proofreading Tests

Part Four: Related Matters

Preview

36: Spelling Improvement

37: Dictionary Use

Index

About the Author

John Langan

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 25 years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing instructive materials that are clear and lively. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and conveying to nonreaders the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library”—a collection of more than 100 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.

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