Relevance: New and revised examples, exercises, and tests based on the everyday issues and topics students encounter most.
It's engaging and down to earth. Chapters in Part One are illustrated with photographs of real people, accompanied by stories about the roles that reading and writing play in their lives. Additional visuals appear in a new full-color insert with additional writing prompts.
Personal photos and stories: The text illustrates grammar skills with photos and stories of interesting people from all walks of life.
Engaging examples and materials: In addition to the photos and true-to-life stories, lively and engaging examples and practice materials help maintain student interest throughout.
Inclusiveness: In addition to full coverage of grammar, punctuation, and usage skills, the texts includes a brief guide to writing, writing assignments, practice in the key skill of proofreading, and coverage of spelling, parts of speech, and dictionary use.
Abundant opportunity for practice: Each chapter in Part One offers three full-page activities and five full-page tests. The last two of the tests are designed to resemble standardized tests and permit easy grading.
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It's easy to use. The book is divided into four parts. Part One focuses on fifteen basic skills, and Part Two offers more in-depth information about these and other skills. Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, while Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionary use.
It provides plenty of practice. Each section provides essential instruction followed by ample activities. The second edition also has more writing prompts than ever, for further practice.
Superior Supplements: The following supplements are available at no charge to instructors adopting the book: (1) An Instructor’s Edition that is identical to the student text, (2) A combined Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, and (3) A Student Answer Key.