English Brushup

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077776374
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Brushup 6e offers a brief and inexpensive guide to the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills that students need most. It offers a combination of features not found in other texts. Its focus is on important skills, self-teaching approach, reasonable size, and outstanding instructor's supplements.

English Brushup

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073513601
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Reference

English Brushup 6e offers a brief and inexpensive guide to the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills that students need most. It offers a combination of features not found in other texts. Its focus is on important skills, self-teaching approach, reasonable size, and outstanding instructor's supplements.

English Brushup

Author: John Langan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0077428374
Release Date: 2010-02-16
Genre:

A guide to the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills students need most. It offers coverage of Parts of Speech.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Author: Michael Macrone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062737328
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Drama

Presents several hundred of the most famous lines and newly minted words from Shakespeare's canon, complete with background notes, explanations, and literary anecdotes that set the phrases in their original contexts. Original.

Brush Up Your Grammar

Author: Michael Cullup
Publisher: Elliot Right Way Books
ISBN: 0716021102
Release Date: 1999
Genre: English language

Helps readers to understand grammatical terms. This book increases self-confidence and builds on previous knowledge.

English Skills with Readings

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077768409
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grounded in John Langan’s Four Bases - unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support - English Skills with Readings employs a unique personalised learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasising writing process and critical thinking. English Skills with Readings features John Langan's trademark crystal - clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effective writing. The new edition adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested material from previous editions.

How to Write Like a College Student

Author: Martin M. Rojas
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1496130006
Release Date: 2014-03-02
Genre: Education

This book is designed to teach students how to write, organize, and develop various five-paragraph essays.

Brush Up Your Poetry

Author: Michael Macrone
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 0836221451
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Poetry

As with the five previous books in the successful, "wonderfully informative" (San Francisco Chronicle) Brush Up series, Brush Up Your Poetry! is both a lively primer and a fascinating look at how our language has evolv ed. A rich sampling of some of the English language's best-loved poems is accompanied by lively and revealing details on the major works and the poets behind them.

Reading Like a Writer

Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Union Books
ISBN: 9781908526144
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

Grammar By Diagram Second Edition

Author: Cindy L. Vitto
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770481367
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammar by Diagram, second edition is a book designed for anyone who wishes to improve grammatical understanding and skill. Using traditional sentence diagraming as a visual tool, the book explains how to expand simple sentences into compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, and how to employ verbals (infinitives, gerunds, and participles) and other structures for additional variety. The text addresses the most frequent usage errors by explaining how to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs; how to avoid problems of pronoun case, agreement, and consistency; how to ensure that verbs will agree with their subjects and will be appropriate in terms of tense, aspect, voice, and mood; and how to phrase sentences to avoid errors in parallelism or placement of modifiers. Six appendices incorporate further exercises, a summary of key basics from the text, and supplemental material not included in the body of the text but useful for quick reference. This new edition includes additional exercises and has been revised and updated throughout.