The first part of this resource book shows students how to think on paper, write a rough draft, and become their own editor. It also gives teaching tips on how to grade papers, offer critiques, and help revise papers. Then the most common writing mistakes are covered by topic, with right and wrong examples given. One exercise sheet is included to help ensure that the student understands the concept. Answers are included in the back of the book.

Sample topics: subject-verb agreement, noun-pronoun agreement, using dashes, sentence fragments, parallelism, passive voice, misplaced modifier, colons and commas, shifted construction, weak subordination, titles of published works, wordiness, hyphenation, spelling errors, and syllable breaks. The table of contents lists the common mistakes alphabetically and by category (punctuation, spelling, and syntax).

This can be used as a supplemental workbook/handbook for high school students who need to review writing skills while in literature courses. It also works well as a supplement for any writing and language arts course.

Solving Common Writing Problems

SKU: 100699-3010BA
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  • ISBN-10: 0825144892
    ISBN-13: 9780825144899
    Publisher: Walch Publishing
    Format: Paperback
    Page Count: 109

    Author: Sharon Hamilton
    Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Topic: Writing, Language Arts