The Little Gold Grammar Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Power of Writing (3rd Edition) [NOOK Book]

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There’s no need to fear the grammar goblin. Whether you’re a high school or college student, test-prep candidate, or working professional, this guidebook offers a review of grammar that is both relevant and distilled. A wealth of examples, charts, and engaging exercises makes The Little Gold Grammar Book an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better. In addition to presenting 40 commonly encountered rules of grammar, this book contains a 100-question ...
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The Little Gold Grammar Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Power of Writing (3rd Edition)

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Overview

There’s no need to fear the grammar goblin. Whether you’re a high school or college student, test-prep candidate, or working professional, this guidebook offers a review of grammar that is both relevant and distilled. A wealth of examples, charts, and engaging exercises makes The Little Gold Grammar Book an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better. In addition to presenting 40 commonly encountered rules of grammar, this book contains a 100-question grammar quiz, a collection of 50-plus word pairings (diction), a compilation of 200 idioms, and 30 multiple-choice problems to integrate key concepts. Special sections cover editing tips and punctuation, American English versus British English, and traditional writing versus digital writing.

This book – a winner at the USA Book News Best Book Awards and voted Educational Book of the Year by the BPAA – is suitable for high school, community college, or university students, as well as any individual wanting to improve his or her core essential grammar skills.

“A must-have for anyone wishing to improve her or his writing capabilities. Whether you’re interested in personal achievement, professional advancement, or educational attainment, I highly recommend this book as a permanent addition to your library.”
—Dr. Donald C. Martin, PhD, college admissions expert and former Dean of Enrollment for the Teacher’s College at Columbia University
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Dr. Donald C. Martin, PhD, college admissions expert and former Dean of Enrollment for the Teachers College at Columbia
“A must-have for anyone wishing to improve her or his writing capabilities. Whether you’re interested in personal achievement, professional advancement, or educational attainment, I highly recommend this book as a permanent addition to your library.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016530048
  • Publisher: Maven Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,164,233
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, and The Little Blue Reasoning Book. During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers – a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world – Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning “principles” to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning. A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in Time Asia magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President’s Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News “Best Book Awards,” and recipient of the “Educational Book of the Year” award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.
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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    The Little Gold Grammar Book is full of gold nuggets!

    I wish I knew about this book prior to writing my award-winning children's
    book. I went through many different resources and a total of six different
    editors to ensure that all the proper tweaking was in place. I noted things
    in this grammar book that I haven't found in any other book, especially the
    sections on comma usage and word gremlins.

    The final section of the book delves into the difference between traditional
    writing and digital writing. Although it's a short section, it does a great
    job of summarizing some of the issues facing writers today:

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    [Excerpt from Traditional Writing vs. Digital Writing]

    There are two different platforms across which writing takes
    place?-?traditional, paper-based and electronic, digital-based. Three
    questions may arise when writing for these two different media: Should
    writing across different platforms be different, and if so, how is it
    different and what dynamics cause this difference? The debate over whether
    there should be a difference in terms of writing standards is essentially a
    values debate to which there is no correct answer. However, from a practical
    standpoint, there is little doubt that written communication across these
    media differs and will remain different.

    The dynamics that cause a difference between traditional and digital writing
    center on the distinction between static and non-static written
    communication. Electronic communication arguably exists to take the place of
    spoken communication, and to that extent, it is non-static, tending to be
    more conversational and less structured.

    Traditional or paper-based writing is most often associated with formal
    writing, while electronic or digital-based writing is commonly the domain of
    informal writing. As mentioned, traditional writing overlaps in large degree
    with formal writing. Formal writing, loosely defined, is writing consisting
    of multiple paragraphs that is meant to be distributed and read by one or
    more persons. Examples of formal written documents include long e-mails,
    letters, newsletters, news articles, brochures, essays, reports, manuals,
    and books.

    Digital writing dovetails with informal writing. Examples of digital writing
    include short personal and business e-mails, text messaging, blogging, and
    messaging on social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
    ***

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    Compact and Clear

    This 200-page book provides a very well-rounded review of grammar. The
    logical organization and the clear explanations make it suitable for
    anyone wanting to improve his or her knowledge of grammar. The examples are reader-friendly and the approach is reader-engaging. I highly recommend this work.

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