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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054417982X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

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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

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

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"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.

CliffsNotes on Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Stanley P Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Picture of Dorian Gray, you explore Oscar Wilde’s great works about narcissism, rife with symbolism and classic themes. Here, you meet Dorian Gray and discover his secret pact with the devil to stay young and handsome, and the subsequent destruction of his soul. This study guide carefully walks you through Dorian’s story by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Oscar Wilde, and gain insight into how he came to write this novel. Other features that help you study include A list of characters Glossaries to define new and unfamiliar terms Critical essays about Oscar Wilde’s views and life A review section that tests your knowledge A list of online resources for more study Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Richard O Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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One of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, this play is set in the seaport town of Messina, in Sicily. The drama concerns "the battle of the sexes" and focuses on the barbed wits and intrigues that two sets of lovers and their friends and family create. Brimming with wit and antagonism, the play has amused and provoked audiences for centuries.

CliffsQuickReview Spanish II

Author: Jill Rodriguez

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185161

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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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.

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

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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

Write Better Essays in Just 20 Minutes a Day

Author: Elizabeth L. Chesla

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576853092

Category: Study Aids

Page: 191

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With this self-study book, you practice each new skill as you learn it. You'll find model answers and helpful explanations for all kinds of practice essays, so you'll know you are on the right track. - Find out what evaluators really want to know when they ask you to analyze, classify, evaluate, identify, or illustrate something in an essay exam. - See actual college application essay questions from a variety of universities and real-life essay questions from recent essay exams. - Explore ways to find out what works and what doesn't work as you revise your essay.

CliffsNotes Algebra I Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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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

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 074758589X

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

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

CliffsQuickReview French II

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418498X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. If you're confident that you have mastered the basic grammatical structures of French and have a good working elementary vocabulary, then you are ready to proceed to a more advanced level. CliffsQuickReview French II will guide you through a more comprehensive review of the elements of the language. In addition to precise, succinct explanations of the rules, you'll also get A review of numbers, time, cognates (words that are similar in English and French), and "false friends" (words that look the same but have different meanings) Challenging thematic vocabulary lists to help you develop a more sophisticated and native way of expressing yourself Tips on how accent marks can help you translate words Guidelines on conditional sentences, subjunctives, participles, past and future tenses, and more CliffsQuickReview French II acts as a supplement to your other learning material. 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 flip through the book until you find what you're looking for — it's organized to gradually build on key concepts. Or, here are just a few other 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.

CliffsNotes Verbal Review for Standardized Tests, 2nd Edition

Author: Deborah Covino

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184459

Category: Study Aids

Page: 482

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Score higher on any standardized test with the help of CliffsNotes! For anyone taking any standardized test—such as the SAT, ACT, GMAT, Praxis I, GRE, or others—CliffsNotes Verbal Review for Standardized Tests is designed to review, refresh, and reintroduce essential grammar and verbal skills. Written by test preparation experts, this clear, concise, and easy-to-use guide gives insight into the types of questions you'll face on the exam, and demonstrates how to avoid the common and costly errors that trap the unprepared. Grammar and usage review English usage and sentence correction Timed essay writing Verbal ability—antonyms, analogies, and sentence completion Reading comprehension Strategies for each question type Practice exercises with hundreds of questions and complete explanations Parts of speech, adjectives and adverbs, linking verbs, and comparatives and superlatives Punctuation—using commas, semi-colons, colons, apostrophes, and dashes Writing narrative, descriptive, analytical, and expository essays With guidance from CliffsNotes, test takers will feel at home in any standardized-test environment!

CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests, 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182723

Category: Study Aids

Page: 512

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Your guide to a higher math score on standardized tests *SAT ACT® ASVAB GMAT® GRE® CBEST® PRAXIS I® GED® And More! Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! About the Contents: Introduction How to use this book Overview of the exams Part I: Basic Skills Review Arithmetic and Data Analysis Algebra Part II: Strategies and Practice Mathematical Ability Quantitative Comparison Data Sufficiency Each section includes a diagnostic test, explanations of rules, concepts with examples, practice problems with complete explanations, a review test, and a glossary! Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® For more test-prep help, visit CliffsNotes.com® *SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571154

Category: Reference

Page: 404

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Provides information on grammatical rules and how to use them, with advice on adding variety to writing, and examples of the right and wrong way to say things.

CliffsNotes Anatomy & Physiology Quick Review, 2nd Edition

Author: Steven Bassett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179528

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Inside the Book: Anatomy and Chemistry Basics The Cell Tissues The Integumentary System Bones and Skeletal Tissues The Skeletal System Joints Muscle Tissue The Muscular System Nervous Tissue The Nervous System The Sensory System The Endocrine System The Cardiovascular System The Lymphatic System The Immune System and Other Body Defenses The Respiratory System The Digestive System The Urinary System The Reproductive System Review Questions Resource Center Glossary Index Why CliffsNotes? Access 500 additional practice questions at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/quiz/anatomy_physiology Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need—fast! CliffsNotes Quick Review books give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through each sample problem, these guides help you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. The essentials FAST from the experts at CliffsNotes 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/anatomy_physiology