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Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide, 2/E, is designed to help ESL students become independent self-editors by making them aware of the most common language problems in ESL writing and by giving them strategies for reducing these errors. The text uses a progression of activities to guide students through fifteen areas of the language that ESL learners typically find most challenging.
I. GLOBAL ERRORS. 1. Verb Tenses. 2. Verb Forms. 3. Modals. 4. The Conditional. 5. Relative, Adverbial, and Noun Clauses. 6. Sentence Structure. 7. Word Order. 8. Connectors. 9. Passive Voice. II. LOCAL ERRORS. 10. Subject-Verb Agreement. 11. Articles. 12. Singular/Plural of Nouns. 13. Word Choice. 14. Word Forms. 15. Prepositions. III. BEYOND GRAMMAR: OTHER WAYS TO MAKE WRITING CLEAR. A. Avoiding Nonidiomatic and Unclear Sentences and Phrases. B. Expanding Vocabulary. C. Achieving Academic Writing Style. D. Improving Flow of Ideas. E. Revising for Clarity: Guidelines for the ESL Writer.
Posted November 6, 2002
I agree with the previous review, the book is more about grammar than writing. But this book does not teach grammar. It reviews grammar that you already know and helps you find and correct errors you might be making. It also provides links between reviewed subjects and clear, smooth writing that would by expected from a native speaker in college. I used this book as an advanced ESL student and I gotta tell ya: "This is the best review book I have ever used".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 4, 2001
I used this book this semester and I was very disappointed. I teach writing and this book was not helpful. I had to use a different book to actually teach the students how to write better.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.