The Easy Writer: Formal Writing for Academic Purposes (3e) : 9781442549265

The Easy Writer: Formal Writing for Academic Purposes (3e)

Sharkey
 
Edition
 
3rd
ISBN
 
9781442549265
ISBN 10
 
1442549262
Published
 
01/12/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Custom Books
Pages
 
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$77.95
 
 
 
Description

The Easy Writer uses basic phrase and clause structure grammar, providing students with sentence patterns that can be easily adapted to all formal writing. It introduces basic grammatical terms, without overwhelming students with new terminology. The chapters that deal with referencing, paragraphs and essay writing are comprehensive and include sample paragraphs and a sample essay. The book is designed for either senior high school or beginning university students.

 

Table of contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Simple sentences
Chapter 2: More about simple sentences
Chapter 3: Subject-verb agreement
Chapter 4: Fragments and phrases
Chapter 5: Compound sentences
Chapter 6: Complex sentences
Chapter 7: Fragments and run-ons
Chapter 8: More about verbs
Chapter 9: Working with pronouns
Chapter 10: Parallel construction
Chapter 11: Capitalisation and punctuation
Chapter 12: Word use and word choice
Chapter 13: Using direct and indirect quotations
Chapter 14. Paragraph structure 1
Chapter 15. Paragraph structure 2
Chapter 16. The formal essay
Answers

 

Features & benefits

·         easy to read – clear layout with lots of space

 

·         avoids overwhelming the reader by presenting topics in manageable sections

 

·         many exercises to practise grammar points with full answers provided in the back

 

·         students can use the various sentence patterns to add variety to their writing style and expand their repertoire of writing strategies

 

·         many examples of different types of paragraphs

 

·         a model five paragraph essay