Excellence in Written Expression for Secondary Students

Author: Peter Howard, Publisher: Phoenix
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Excellence in Written Expression for Secondary Students contains 84 challenging exercises providing systematic practice covering all the basic aspects of preparing a piece of writing:

  • vocabulary
  • punctuation
  • essential grammar
  • sentence structure
  • writing succinctly
  • proofreading

There are also exercises dealing with specific types of writing which students need to use, for example:

  • job applications
  • descriptions
  • precise writing
  • essays

The exercises can be used at home for extra practice, consolidation and further challenge, or for individual and group work in the classroom.

Contents

  • Using other words besides 'big' and 'small'
  • Varying sentence beginnings
  • Using words to describe feelings
  • Choosing the more effective word 1
  • Using commas
  • A job application
  • Developing an opening paragraph
  • Using better words than 'go'
  • Proofreading a sample essay
  • Using a variety of colour words
  • Correcting faulty sentences
  • Using capital letters
  • Choosing the more effective word  2
  • Using colour words
  • Using words to link sentences
  • Choosing the more effective word 3
  • Check your apostrophes
  • Check your hyphens
  • Using a single word
  • Using other words besides 'said'
  • Words easily confused
  • Using the correct tense
  • Choosing the more effective word  4
  • Identifying euphemisms
  • Using better adjectives
  • Describing a person
  • Paragraphing
  • Using other words besides 'nice'
  • Using better verbs
  • Understanding terminology used in writing ...
  • Using terminology
  • Making sentences parallel
  • Shades of meaning 1
  • Using prepositions 1
  • Making your writing concise 1
  • Paragraphing 2
  • Singulars and plurals
  • Using the word 'also'
  • Understanding register 1
  • Avoiding the word 'thing'
  • Positioning the word 'only'
  • Varying sentence beginnings 2
  • Writing concisely
  • Developing an opening paragraph 2
  • Checking verb tenses
  • Paragraphing 3
  • Punctuating dialogue
  • Varying sentence beginnings 3
  • Joining with a preposition and a pronoun
  • Correcting faulty sentences 2
  • Avoiding omissions in sentences
  • Using words to link sentences
  • Using active rather than passive voice
  • Words easily confused 2
  • Paragraphing 4
  • Using better adjectives 2
  • Using prepositions 2
  • Using better verbs 2
  • Shades of meaning 2
  • Making your writing concise 2
  • Paragraphing 5
  • Proofreading a sample essay 2
  • Developing an open paragraph 3
  • Varying sentence beginnings 4
  • Adjective or adverb?
  • Using a single word 2
  • Correcting faulty sentences 3
  • Proofreading a sample essay 3
  • Precis writing 1
  • Using a single word 3
  • Correcting misplaced or dangling phrases ...
  • Words easily confused 3
  • Paragraphing 6
  • Using better adjectives 3
  • Correcting misplaced phrases or clauses
  • Precis writing 2
  • Using better verbs 3
  • Paragraphing 7
  • Shades of meaning 3
  • Making your writing concise 3
  • Words frequently misspelt 1
  • Understanding register 2
  • Paragraphing 8
  • Words frequently misspelt 2
More Information
Year Level Year 6, Year 7, Year 8
Date of Publication 1999
ISBN 9781875695904
Subject English