The Bare Essentials Plus: Includes 2009 Mla Update Card

Spiral Bound | May 8, 2006

bySarah Norton, Brian Green, Nell Waldman

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Designed to meet the needs of both first-language and advanced ESL postsecondary students, The Bare Essentials Plus, Third Edition, presents the critical writing skills that have made the Essentials series a success for 25 years. The book begins with a discussion of and exercises related to "audience-appropriate" language; covers syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and ends with a detailed treatment of the various ways to approach, organize, and develop paragraph and essay topics. All of the core units begin with a Quick Quiz (a pre-test of the skills presented in that unit) and end with a Rapid Review (a post-test that shows students how much they have learned: or have yet to learn).

The "Plus" in the title refers to content beyond the "bare essentials." One unit is devoted to language issues that even advanced second-language students need to review, such as verb forms, articles, and prepositions. Another "plus" is instruction in how to write and document short research papers in the MLA and APA formats. A third "plus" is the extended list of readings, which range from the simple five-paragraph theme to short documented essays. The authors include both student writers and well-known professionals such as Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Germaine Greer.

Another "plus" is our revamped Web site, which, for the instructor, includes a new set of interactive classroom exercises guaranteed to enliven the teaching of "the basics," an essay on plagiarism (what forms it takes, why students resort to it, and how to prevent it), and suggested answers to the discussion questions following each reading in Unit 7. For students, the Web site offers additional examples and exercises for core chapters; an overview of MLA and APA documentation, with examples of how to cite different types of sources; a set of practice tests; and an overview of student survival skills.

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Designed to meet the needs of both first-language and advanced ESL postsecondary students, The Bare Essentials Plus, Third Edition, presents the critical writing skills that have made the Essentials series a success for 25 years. The book begins with a discussion of and exercises related to "audience-appropriate" language; covers synta...

Format:Spiral BoundDimensions:532 pages, 9.25 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:May 8, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176407006

ISBN - 13:9780176407001

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: WordsQuick QuizChapter 1: Choosing the Right WordsChapter 2: Hazardous HomonymsChapter 3: The ApostropheChapter 4: Capital LettersRapid ReviewUnit 2: SentencesQuick QuizChapter 5: Cracking the Sentence CodeChapter 6: Solving Sentence-Fragment ProblemsChapter 7: Solving Run-On Sentence ProblemsChapter 8: Solving Modifier ProblemsChapter 9: The Parallelism PrincipleChapter 10: Refining by CombiningRapid ReviewUnit 3: GrammarQuick QuizChapter 11: Choosing the Correct Verb FormChapter 12: Mastering Subject-Vern AgreementChapter 13: Keeping the Tenses ConsistentChapter 14: Choosing the Correct Pronoun FormChapter 15: Mastering Pronoun-Antecedent AgreementChapter 16: Maintaining Person AgreementRapid ReviewUnit 4: PunctuationQuick QuizChapter 17: The CommaChapter 18: The SemicolonChapter 19: The ColonChapter 20: Quotation MarksChapter 21: Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, and Punctuation ReviewRapid ReviewUnit 5: Paragraph and EssaysChapter 22: Finding Something to Write AboutChapter 23: The Thesis StatementChapter 24: The OutlineChapter 25: ParagraphsChapter 26: Revising Your PaperUnit 6: For ESL Leaners: A Review of the BasicsQuick QuizChapter 27: Choosing the Correct Verb TenseChapter 28: More about VerbsChapter 29: Solving Plural ProblemsChapter 30: Using Articles AccuratelyChapter 31: Practicing with PrepositionsRapid ReviewUnit 7: ReadingsBrian Green, Career ConsciousnessSun-Kyung Yi, An Immigrant''s Split PersonalityEva Tihanyi, Resolving Conflict in the WorkplaceShandi Mitchell, Baba and MeGermaine Greer, Ottawa vs. New YorkSarah Norton, MetamorphosisJeffery Moussaieff Masson, Dear DadNell Waldman, The Second-Language StruggleAliki Tryphonopoulos, A City for StudentsDeenu Parmar, Labouring the Wal-Mart WayAppendix A: Spelling MattersAppendix B: A Review of the BasicsAppendix C: List of Grammatical TermsAppendix D: Answers to Exercises