ERIC Number: ED450369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Writing Skills for Technical Students. Fourth Edition.
Carlisle, Vicky; Smith, Harriet; Baker, Fred; Ellegood, George; Kopay, Carol; Tanzer, Ward; Young, Diana; Dujordan, Jerome; Webster, Ron; Lewis, Sara Drew
This self-paced text/workbook is designed for the adult learner who needs a review of grammar and writing skills in order to write clearly and concisely on the job. It offers career-minded students 14 individualized instructional modules on grammar, paragraph writing, report writing, letter writing, and spelling. It is designed for both self-paced or teacher-directed classroom learning. New to this edition are: improved writing modules with new samples of report writing; a Test-Teach-Retest approach; accessible segments of instruction with immediate activities; feedback after every module; behavior module objectives geared toward student performance; accessible reading level with clear explanations and a friendly, second-person approach; and meaningful and relevant examples, many drawn from technical areas. Modules in the book cover: verbs, adjectives and adverbs, phrases, subject-verb agreement, sentence patterns, punctuation, fragments and run-ons, pronouns, paragraph writing, shifts, clarity, accelerating techniques, module writing, and business letter writing. An appendix offers spelling aids. (RS)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Grammar, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Technical Writing, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Note: Produced by Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, English Department.