Based on research on the acquisition of writing proficiency in a second language ¡A la perfección! concentrates on helping students improve and master the mechanics of writing. In ¡A la perfección!, nothing is taken for granted. Students gradually progress from the articulation of sentences to the construction of paragraphs, to the elaboration of coherent essays, papers, critiques, and other academic writing. Often, writing papers in an advanced literature class is a source of frustration for both student and instructor. Students find that they lack the tools to use the language to express ideas in a clear and concise manner. Instructors are forced to spend time correcting the paper for legibility rather than being able to suggest improvements in style and structure. With sections devoted to reviewing grammar, consolidating knowledge to allow for speed, and developing style, ¡A la perfección! provides the necessary tools for a student to improve their overall writing. ¡A la perfección! can be used in any advanced Spanish Composition and/or Grammar and Stylistics course or in any course designed to improve students' writing. The exercises in the book and in the workbook additionally take into consideration the vocabulary and content students need to review to succeed in the Praxis Teachers Certification Exam.
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