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- Aim Higher: English Skills for Assessment
by Robert D. Shepherd, Sharon S. Salinger, Diane Perkins Castro
Ideal for preparing students for language arts assessments, AIM Higher!® English Skills for Assessment teaches the reading and writing skills critical to test success and gives students the confidence to apply those skills under pressure on test day.
- Elements of Style
by E.B. White & William Strunk, Jr.
If you want to write clearly and concisely, you will want to follow the principles espoused in this book. Elements of Style is the number one recommendation of most writers and editors to those wanting to write for publication. If a student is not introduced to the book during his high school years, he will most definitely meet it in college. Writers read and reread this book to get themselves back on course.
- Glossary of Literary Terms, A
by M.H. Abrams
Rather than take a dictionary approach to the definition of literary terms, Abrams has written a number of essays dealing with broader categories of literary criticism thereby putting each term into its greater context. For example, simile and metaphor are dealt with in the essay on figurative language. Literary periods, types of literature, and all the descriptive terminology used in literary analysis are discussed. An index of terms gives one easy access to each literary term?s place in the book. This book is a valuable resource for those putting together their own literature courses.
- Green-Eyed Monsters and Good Samaritans
by Leonard Mann
How King Midas's touch became golden and other stories behind everyday phrases, idioms, and literary allusions.
Finding silver would not spark the same excitement if all a prospector could say was, "There it is!" nor would anyone be menacing with the moniker "Arthur the Somewhat Disgruntled." But thanks to thousands of years of evolving language, we have words and phrases like "Eureka!" and "Attila the Hun" that bring color and vibrancy to our conversations and our writing.
Unfortunately, often lost in the millennia is the history of how these sayings came to be. Green-Eyed Monsters and Good Samaritans uncovers the tales behind more than 175 phrases, drawing from the Bible, Greek and Roman mythology, the works of Shakespeare, and other literary resources.
- Handbook of Good English, The
by Edward D. Johnson
The Handbook of Good English by Edward D. Johnson is topically arranged and has an index that makes it easy to answer common questions quickly.
- Hodges' Harbrace Handbook
by John Cunyus Hodges (Editor), Suzanne Strobeck Webb, and Robert keit Miller
A detailed grammar and style manual.
- Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
by Patricia T. O'Conner
The bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.
For those looking for something on the lighter side, don't miss Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O'Conner. Plain English means plain English. If the technical terms of grammar make you want to run screaming to hide under the covers, try this book. O'Connor uses humor to make grammar a pleasant read.