Writing is an important form of communication in day-to-day life, but it is especially
important in secondary school and university. WritiDg is also one of the most difficult
skills to master in both a first language and a second language. Students can find it
challenging to find ideas to include in their writing, and each culture has its or,.n style
lbr organising academic writing. However, with the help of this book and your guidance.
Obviously, there are limits: one can¬not learn to write like Shakespeare or Charles Dickens. You can't become a genius by reading a book.
But you don't have to be a genius to write clear, effective English. You just have to understand what writing involves and to know how to handle words and sentences and para-graphs.
Initial Phase: Formulating the Idea
You have a great idea for a company – now is the time to do your homework.
Before writing a business plan, extensive research is required to answer several
* How clear is the idea? Can it be summarized in two sentences or less?
* What are the vital market demographics?
* Who will be your customers?
* Is there a real need for this product?
* How is your company different from others?
Once you've answered these questions, you can move on to the next phase....
Often, of course, you are not free to choose at all. You must
compose a report for a business meeting or write on an as-
signed topic for an English class. The problem then becomes
not what to write about but how to attack it, a question we'll
discuss in Chapters 5 and 6.
This book asks a lot of questions to help you learn how to study
effectively. But there are no “right” or “wrong” answers here. Every question
is designed to help you discover how you learn, and to help you do more of
what works for you—whether you’re reading a text, listening to a lecture,
writing a paper, or preparing for a test.
VIẾT ĐÚNG CẤU TRÚC CÂU
Thông thường, một câu đơn trong tiếng Anh gồm có ba yếu tố cơ
bản: chủ ngữ, động từ và bổ ngữ.
After more than a decade of working with various revisions and editions of this book, I
am amazed at the uniform spirit of goodwill and cooperation given me by many
people. Without that spirit, this book would not have seen the light of day or continued
helping people. My first editor, Ralph “Jake” Warner, showed infinite patience in
working with a first-time author. My second editor, Lisa Goldoftas, challenged every
punctuation mark and sentence structure while gracefully deferring to my knowledge
about the subject.
A topic sentence has two parts: the topic and the controlling idea. - The topic names the subject or the context of the paragraph. - The controlling idea makes a specific comment about the topic. It also limits or controls the topic to a specific aspect of the topic to be discussed.
The Grammar and Writing Handbook shows you precisely which rules need to be followed, how to choose the correct words, and the most effective way to structure every sentence to help you compose more persuasive, stronger material that's flawlessly written. The book includes a brief history of the English language, as well as comprehensive information on every thing from singular vs. plural, to composing a legal memorandum.
Để có thể viết được câu đúng trước tiên các bạn phải xác định được mục đích viết câu. Sau đó các bạn cần lưu ý đến việc đặt dấu câu đúng và viết câu câu theo đúng cấu trúc. Ngoài ra bài
giảng còn đưa ra một số lưu ý để các bạn có thể cải thiện kỹ năng viết câu.
MỤC ĐÍCH VIẾT CÂU
Trước khi đặt bút viết câu các bạn hãy nghĩ đến mục đích bạn viết câu đó.
Although the activ¬ities in this book arc specifically aimed at (he two writing rasks in the TOEFL, your srudenis will be learning skills that they can apply to their writing in general. They will learn how to organize their thoughts, develop their essays, and use appropriate sentence structure to express their ideas.
They will learn how to organize their thoughts, develop their essays, and use appropriate sentence structure to express their ideas. The activities in this book are well suited for classroom use. The activities arc carefully structured and can easily be completed in class. They can also be done as homework and then corrected in class.
The writing of second language learners of English often presents problems that are
different from those found in the writing of native English speaking students. These
include culturally conditioned rhetorical patterns that sound ‘strange’ to the native
speaker ear as well as unfamiliar grammatical errors that are simply not found in
native speaker writing.
. You will probably find that you need more sentences. If so, write them at this time, and place them hi the appropriate paragraphs in the appropriate section of the essay. Do not spend too much time writing the sentences. In the margins next to the sentences, write numbers that will indicate the proper order of the sentences.
Words are fundamental units in every sentence, so we will begin by looking at these.
Consider the words in the following sentence: my brother drives a big car
We can tell almost instinctively that brother and car are the same type of word, and also that
brother and drives are different types of words. By this we mean that brother and car belong
to the same word class. Similarly, when we recognise that brother and drives are different
types, we mean that they belong to different word classes. We recognise seven MAJOR word
All writing begins with ideas that relate to one another. An author chooses words that express the ideas and
chooses an arrangement of the words (syntax) that expresses the relationships between the ideas. Given this
arrangement of words into phrases, clauses, and sentences, the author obeys grammar and punctuation rules to
form a series of sentences that will impart the ideas.
Analysing English Sentences provides a concise and clear introduction to current work in syntactic theory, drawing on the key concepts of Chomsky’s Minimalist Program. Assuming little or no prior knowledge of syntax or Minimalism, Radford outlines the core concepts and leading ideas and how they can be used to describe various aspects of the syntax of English. A diverse range of topics is covered, including syntactic structure, null constituents, head movement, case and agreement, and split projections.
Like English, Korean has different styles of speaking and writing that reflect the
genre, the setting, and the audience. A chat in a gym with a friend employs quite
different words and constructions than a news report to a national TV audience.
This chapter focuses on the use of sentence-final verb endings, whose selection is
sensitive to whether the genre is written or spoken, to whether the setting is
formal or informal, and to how close the speaker feels to the hearer.
Your time is valuable, and you will want to make the most of your study time. That’s
why the rest of this section is devoted to study strategies and test-taking skills. Chapter 2
reviews basic, effective study techniques. Chapter 3 shows you how to better learn and
remember material. Chapter 4 provides tips and strategies for tackling standardized tests
like the GED. Read the chapters in this section carefully so you can create an effective study
plan and study wisely.