9780764143168

Essentials of English : A Practical Handbook Covering All the Rules of English Grammar and Writing Style

  • ISBN 13:

    9780764143168

  • ISBN 10:

    0764143166

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/01/2010
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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