CliffsNotes Writing

Author: Jean Eggenschwiler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470880784
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Now in its third edition, this handy guide to writing gives readers an overview of the principles of grammar, usage, and style. A Resource Center directs readers to additional information, and 500 practice questions that tie-in to chapters are available at CliffNotes.com.

Writing

Author: Jean Eggenschwiler
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 0764563939
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

Teaches core grammar, usage and style concepts, discussing topics including nouns, verbs, modifiers, common sentence errors, punctuation, jargon, research, and revising.

CliffsNotes Writing Grammar Usage and Style Quick Review 3rd Edition

Author: Claudia L Reinhardt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544184640
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: Reference

Inside the Book: Nouns - Verbs - Pronouns - Modifiers - Connecting Words and Phrases - Clauses, Phrases, and Sentences - Common Sentence Errors - Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks - Commas, Semicolons, and Colons - Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks - Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, and Wordiness - How to Begin a Writing Assignment - How to Research and Organize Your Writing - Revising and Editing - Review Questions - Resource Center - Glossary - Frequently Confused Words Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust - Get the information you need—fast! CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. Master the Basics–Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at CliffsNotes.com

CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems

Author: Karen Anglin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544185029
Release Date: 2007-05-03
Genre: Mathematics

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems gives you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics of solving math word problems. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through each sample problem gives you insight and understanding to solving math word problems. You begin by building a strong foundation in translating expressions, inserting parentheses, and simplifying expressions. On top of that base, you can build your skills for solving word problems: Discover the six basic steps for solving word problems Translate English-language statements into equations and then solve them Solve geometry problems involving single and multiple shapes Work on proportion and percent problems Solve summation problems by using the Board Method Use tried-and-true methods to solve problems about money, investments, mixtures, and distance CliffsQuickReview Math Word Problems acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. Here are just a few ways you can search for information: View the chapter on common errors and how to avoid them Get a glimpse of what you’ll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter Use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know Test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center Use the glossary to find key terms fast With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

CliffsQuickReview Trigonometry

Author: David A Kay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544185180
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: Mathematics

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. CliffsQuickReview Trigonometry provides you with all you need to know to understand the basic concepts of trigonometry — whether you need a supplement to your textbook and classes or an at-a-glance reference. Trigonometry isn't just measuring angles; it has many applications in the real world, such as in navigation, surveying, construction, and many other branches of science, including mathematics and physics. As you work your way through this review, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as Trigonometric functions, such as sines and cosines Graphs and trigonometric identities Vectors, polar coordinates, and complex numbers Inverse functions and equations You can use CliffsQuickReview Trigonometry in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can read the book from cover to cover or just look for the information you want and put it back on the shelf for later. Here are just a few ways you can search for topics: Use the free Pocket Guide full of essential information Get a glimpse of what you’ll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter Use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know Test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center Use the glossary to find key terms fast With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

CliffsNotes Chemistry Quick Review 2nd Edition

Author: Robyn L Ford
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544180789
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Science

Inside the Book: Elements Atoms Atomic Structure Electron Configurations Chemical Bonding Organic Compounds States of Matter Gases Solutions Acids and Bases Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Electrochemistry Equilibrium Thermodynamics Review Questions Resource Center Glossary Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast! CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. Access 500 additional practice questions at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/quiz/chemistry Master the Basics –Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/quiz/chemistry

CliffsQuickReview French II

Author: Gail Stein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544184985
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. If you're confident that you have mastered the basic grammatical structures of French and have a good working elementary vocabulary, then you are ready to proceed to a more advanced level. CliffsQuickReview French II will guide you through a more comprehensive review of the elements of the language. In addition to precise, succinct explanations of the rules, you'll also get A review of numbers, time, cognates (words that are similar in English and French), and "false friends" (words that look the same but have different meanings) Challenging thematic vocabulary lists to help you develop a more sophisticated and native way of expressing yourself Tips on how accent marks can help you translate words Guidelines on conditional sentences, subjunctives, participles, past and future tenses, and more CliffsQuickReview French II acts as a supplement to your other learning material. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can flip through the book until you find what you're looking for — it's organized to gradually build on key concepts. Or, here are just a few other ways you can search for topics: Use the free Pocket Guide full of essential information Get a glimpse of what you’ll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter Use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know Test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center Use the glossary to find key terms fast. With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

The Sense of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143127796
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--and why should we care? In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times-bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

The Things They Carried

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547420295
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

CliffsTestPrep ACT 7th Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544185357
Release Date: 2005-07-15
Genre: Study Aids

The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep ACT can help you assess your interests and skills, plan your career, get a scholoarship, and get into a college of your choice. Understanding and practicing test-taking strategies can help a great deal. Subject matter review is particularly useful for the Mathematics Test and English Test. Both subject matter and strategies are reviewed in this book. Inside, you'll find Four realistic, full-length practice exams Practice questions, answers, and explanations in each chapter An action plan for effective preparation Four successful overall approaches to taking the ACT Detailed analysis of the directions for each section of the test With extra help on math formulas, science terminology and other ACT trouble spots, this comprehensive guide will help you score your highest. In addition, you'll hone your knowledge of subjects such as English usage and mechanics, including punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure English rhetorical skills, including prose strategy, organization, and style Basic math skills, including arithmetic and intermediate algebra Applied math, including coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry Reading comprehension, including prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences Science reasoning formats, including Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized -test environment!

To Kill a Mockingbird Enhanced Edition

Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062369635
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Fiction

This enhanced digital edition of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south includes audio of Sissy Spacek performing the audiobook and video footage from the documentary Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird which includes Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Anna Quindlen, Wally Lamb, Alice Finch Lee and others discussing Harper Lee and the book, excerpts from Harper Lee’s final radio interview, and footage from the film. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780747585893
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Genre: Fiction

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451673319
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Fiction

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

CliffsNotes SAT Cram Plan 2nd Edition

Author: Jane R. Burstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544248410
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Study Aids

This updated edition of the best-selling CliffsNotes SAT® Cram Plan uses calendars to create a specific study plan for SAT test-takers depending on how much time they have left before they take the test! Features of this plan-to-ace-the-exam product include: • Timed, boxed calendars for preparing to take the SAT® — two-month study calendar, one-month study calendar, and one-week study calendar • Diagnostic test that helps test-takers pinpoint strengths and weaknesses so they can focus their review on topics in which they need the most help • Subject reviews that cover everything on the exam: English, math, and the essay • Full-length practice test with answers and explanations

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670016914
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.