Featuring clear and comprehensive guidance on the nuts and bolts of grammar, this concise volume will help students to break their bad habits and tackle written assignments with confidence. It enables students to improve their overall performance by addressing common problems, such as spelling and punctuation errors and sentence structure, in an accessible way.
Each unit is presented on a double-page spread, making it easy for users to flick through the book and quickly find the unit they need. Units provide clear, jargon-free explanations of key topics and contain focused exercises for students to complete.
This is an essential resource for students of all disciplines looking to improve their grammar. It can be used on teacher-led modules or as a self-study workbook.
About the Author
Mark Harrison has been an ELT author for 20 years. He has written a range of titles mainly in the areas of grammar and testing. In the grammar field he has authored or co-authored titles in the Oxford Living Grammar, Grammar Spectrum and Oxford Practice Grammar series for OUP. He has also written numerous practice tests books for the Cambridge ESOL exams and a Use of English Skills book, for OUP and Macmillan. In recent years, he has also worked extensively on the Macmillan English Campus, writing and devising online materials, as well as writing other online and CD-ROM materials. Vanessa Jakeman has co-ordinated English Language and EAP programmes and worked extensively in the field of English Language Testing, in the UK and overseas. She has a range of jointly-authored ELT publications which comprise Cambridge ESOL Practice Test books and course books for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Ken Paterson is currently a freelance writer, having finished a twenty-year career at the University of Westminster, UK, as Director of the Centre for English Learning and Teaching. Ken has been involved in pedagogical grammar since the early 1990s, writing a number of grammar practice books for Oxford University Press and DELTA.
Table of Contents
Introduction How to use this book.- Key terms.- PART I: KEY GRAMMAR.- PART II: KEY PUNCTUATION.- PART III: CONNECTIONS WITHIN SENTENCES.- PART IV: PRODUCING GOOD SENTENCES.- PART V: FEATURES OF WRITING.- PART VI: USING THE RIGHT WORDS.- Key Index.