CliffsNotes Writing

Grammar, Usage, and Style Quick Review

Author: Jean Eggenschwiler,Emily Dotson Biggs,Claudia L. W. Reinhardt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470880783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 4511

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

Grammar, Usage, and Style

Author: Jean Eggenschwiler,Emily Dotson Biggs

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780764563935

Category: Reference

Page: 214

View: 7376

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,Jean Eggenschwiler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184645

Category: Reference

Page: 258

View: 6376

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

The American Heritage Book of English Usage

A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547563213

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 9945

For the first time, the editors of the acclaimed American Heritage(R) Dictionary have applied their efforts to word usage as its own subject. The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and a subject and a word index.

CliffsNotes SAT Cram Plan 2nd Edition

Author: Jane R. Burstein,William Ma

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544248414

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

View: 6139

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

CliffsNotes Algebra I Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 8395

Inside the Book: Preliminaries and Basic Operations Signed Numbers, Frac-tions, and Percents Terminology, Sets, and Expressions Equations, Ratios, and Proportions Equations with Two Vari-ables Monomials, Polynomials, and Factoring Algebraic Fractions Inequalities, Graphing, and Absolute Value Coordinate Geometry Functions and Variations Roots and Radicals Quadratic Equations Word Problems 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. Master the Basics–Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at CliffsNotes.com

CliffsNotes Chemistry Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Author: Robyn L Ford,Charles Henrickson,Harold D Nathan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418078X

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 3654

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

The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143127799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 3489

"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.

Maximize Your Writing Score on the SAT

An Expert's Guide to Mastering the SAT Writing Section

Author: Blackstone Review LLC

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608446441

Category: Study Aids

Page: 228

View: 2789

MAXIMIZE YOUR SAT WRITING SCORE: The Expert's Guide to Mastering the SAT Writing Section You don t need to be a grammar expert to score highly on the SAT writing section, but you do need to know the limited set of rules tested on the SAT. If you know the rules, you can ace the test. You just have to know the rules. Blackstone Review offers step-by-step coverage of all the rules of good writing tested on the SAT and shows you exactly how SAT question writers test those rules. Inside you ll find Clear, simple explanations of all the rules of grammar, usage, and sentence structure tested on the SAT. Sample test questions illustrating how each rule is tested. Examples of the various tricks and patterns used by SAT question writers. A rating of one to three stars for each rule based on how frequently that rule is tested. Straightforward, practical essay tips. A Super-Quick Study Guide covering the most frequently tested rules. Plenty of practice questions. Much more. For more information, visit us online at www.blackstonereview.com."

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5409

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

The Elements of Style

Simplified and Illustrated for Busy People

Author: Virginia Campbell,William Strunk Jr

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980205197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 82

View: 9090

"The first grammar book that helped me actually remember all the important rules." --CDR, 5-star review"This is a must-have quick guide for your desk or e-reader." -- LoveBooks123, 5-star review The Elements of Style: America's bestselling grammar book, now simplified and illustrated! The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is widely considered America's most beloved grammar book. Now, in this stylish 100th anniversary edition of the classic The Elements of Style, readers of today will find a fresh, succinct new grammar book--full of everything you need to know about writing and nothing you don't. This new edition of The Elements of Style has been carefully modernized for the way we write and learn today. Outdated rules from Strunk and White have been updated; important advice has been highlighted; and a clean and visually interesting design has breathed new life into this classic grammar book. And with over 100 memory cues and vintage illustrations, visual learners and the forgetful alike will never again fail to remember an important grammar or punctuation rule. The Elements of Style is perfect for: Students: Unlike stuffy, confusing textbooks, The Elements of Style is a modern grammar book that teaches you exactly what to do, so you can boost your grades. Professionals:The Elements of Style is easy-to-reference, so you'll only need this one grammar book to write powerful and persuasive emails that will impress bosses and clients. Writers: This 100th anniversary edition makes the perfect gift for anyone with a fraying copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White who wants a stunning illustrated edition of this classic. Designed so that it can be read cover-to-cover in 1 hour, this striking and simplified new edition of The Elements of Style is the one-stop grammar book you need to improve your writing. Ten percent of proceeds of The Elements of Style will be donated to the Free Minds Book Club, which provides books and creative writing workshops to incarcerated adults.

CliffsQuickReview Spanish II

Author: Jill Rodriguez

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185161

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

View: 7216

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 Spanish II continues where CliffsQuickReview Spanish I left off andis meant to provide all the foundations of basic Spanish pronunciation, spelling, and sentence construction. Spanish grammar is systematically explained in its most simplistic way; if you've already read CliffsQuickReview Spanish I or if you already have a good foundation in Spanish, this book is an appropriate resource to hone your skills to the equivalent of two years of college-level Spanish. As you work your way through this review, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts as New verb tenses — future tense, conditional tense, compound tenses, and the past participle Subjunctive Mood I and II Prepositions and pronouns Passive voice, conjunctions, and more sentence variations Past subjunctive and sequence of tenses Antonyms and synonyms CliffsQuickReview Spanish II can act 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. 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.

Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329199634

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 1906

This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in a brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook.

The Forty Rules of Love

A Novel of Rumi

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101189948

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8829

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

Organizational Behavior: A Practical, Problem-Solving Approach

Author: Angelo Kinicki,Mel Fugate

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259212599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 776

This powerhouse author team brings their award-winning teaching styles, research, and professional consulting experience to help students’ better understand and use Organizational Behavior to flourish both professionally and personally. Kinicki/Fugate, Organizational Behavior, 1e uses a conversational writing style with a visually engaging layout to appeal to todays student. This provides a “chunking” of the content and introduces students to what they are about to learn through a “Major Question/Bigger Picture.” To bring the concepts through to application, Kinicki/Fugate 1e employs a problem-solving approach. This is presented through the “Problem-Solving Applications” (30 total boxed items appearing throughout each chapter) that present a business situation. Students work through these scenarios in the “Your Call” feature—a three-step problem solving approach. These are designed to help students apply concepts and strengthen their problem-solving skills. The self-assessments are integrated in the content as well as assignable in Connect through the Interactive Application Self-Assessment tool. These have been hand picked and researched by the author team to ensure quality and research-based assessments. With this Self-Assessment tool, students will be able to immediately assess personal characteristics related to Organizational Behavior concepts being discussed in class.

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250158079

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 917

#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 074758589X

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

View: 9724

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

CliffsNotes Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Quick Review

Author: Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D.

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780470880401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 1323

Inside the Book: Preliminaries Whole numbers Decimals Fractions Percents Integers and rationals Powers, exponents, and roots Powers of ten and scientific notation Measurements Graphs Probability and statistics Number series Variables, algebraic expressions, and simple equations Word problems Review questions Resource center Glossary Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast! Master the Basics–Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at CliffsNotes.com

Words Fail Me

What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing

Author: Patricia T. O'Conner

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547546874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 9856

From the bestselling author of Woe Is I: A guide to grammar fundamentals that’s sympathetic to the struggling writer and often just plain funny” (The Seattle Times). Whether you need to improve your skills for work or school, or aspire to the Great American Novel, a grounding in grammar, spelling, and punctuation is essential—not just to make you look like a professional but to communicate effectively in emails, essays, or anything you need to write. This painless, practical book is filled with short, snappy chapters, crystal-clear examples, and a “playful sense of humor” (The New York Times Book Review)—covering everything from “Pronoun Pileups” and “Verbs That Zing” to “What to Do When You’re Stuck.” With these simple, straightforward tips, you can learn how to sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. “Students writing papers, employees preparing reports, and those who just want to be understood in print may benefit from this fun-to-use answer to Strunk and White. O’Connor uses humor as she takes apart sentences and their parts and shows how each element is used effectively.” —Booklist