Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing by Lucia Engkent

Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing

byLucia Engkent

Paperback | March 14, 2011

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Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom, Second Edition is designed to help students build vocabulary, grammar, writing, and editing skills while improving their reading and comprehension. Skill Set guides students from basic writing skills through thefive-paragraph essay. Part I uses clear, straightforward explanations of how to avoid and correct common problems. This approach helps students develop the ability and confidence to express themselves in writing. Skill-strengthening exercises reinforce the material by encouraging students to apply the lessons they havelearned. Part II contains fiction and non-fiction readings, updated for this edition. Each reading is accompanied by comprehension and discussion questions, exercises, and assignment suggestions. These features will help students to acquire important skills, such as using rhetorical techniques andrecognizing the difference between conversational and academic writing.

About The Author

Lucia Engkent has taught English and written textbooks for over 20 years. She has an M.A. in Linguistics Applied to Second Language Teaching from the University of Ottawa, as well as an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto. She currently teaches at Seneca College in Toronto and Renison College at the U...

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Title:Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:March 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195441699

ISBN - 13:9780195441697

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Skill DevelopmentUnit 1: Writing SkillsUnit 2: Vocabulary SkillsUnit 3: Sentence Writing SkillsUnit 4: Paragraph Writing SkillsUnit 5: Essay Writing SkillsUnit 6: Rhetorical SkillsUnit 7: Editing and Proofreading SkillsUnit 8: Reading SkillsPart 2: Reading SelectionsUnit 9: From School to WorkUnit 10: Communication TechnologyUnit 11: The EnvironmentUnit 12: MigrationUnit 13: Etiquette and CultureUnit 14: Clothing and FashionUnit 15: SportUnit 16: Fiction Readings