A Practical Course For Developing Writing Skills In English

A Practical Course For Developing Writing Skills In English
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A Practical Course For Developing Writing Skills In English

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About The Book A Practical Course For Developing Writing Skills In English
Book Summary:

Today, more than ever before, there is a realization that communicating properly, especially in writing, is essential for all the job aspirants as well as those employeesbudding managers and otherseager to build up their career. Taking this scenario into account, this book equips the reader with the ability to learn and enhance the writing skills in English.

From fundamentals of grammar to precis, paragraph and essay writing, this book dwells on all aspects of the language besides listing the words (both new and old) to enhance ones word power, and the foreign words used in the English language.

Divided into eight sections, the book describes eight effective tools to master the art of writing. The book begins with the basics of writing, and it then goes to give a careful analysis of functional grammar, vocabulary, common errors committed and their rectifications. Finally, the book showcases the intricacies of formal and informal writings and creative writing to make a learner proficient in these areas. Each section is supported with simple examples, and easy-to-perform Practice Exercises along with their answers.

The book is intended for the undergraduate students (both regular and correspondence courses) of all universities, and higher secondary (plus 2) students of all boards. The book will also be beneficial for the students appearing for the competitive examinations and interviews as well as for the general reader who wishes to improve his/her English writing skills.


Table of Contents:
Preface Acknowledgements
Part I: Learning to Write
1. The Writing Process
2. Controlled and Guided Composition
Part II: Functional Grammar
3. Parts of Speech: A Quick Review
4. SubjectVerb Agreement
5. Determiners
6. Revisiting Tenses
7. Speech
8. Active and Passive DirectA Review
9. Conditionals
10. Modals
Part III
11. Common Errors and Their Rectification
Part IV: Working with Words
12. Vocabulary Enrichment
13. Methods and Strategies of Vocabulary Enrichment
14. Synonyms and Antonyms
15. Prefixes and Suffixes
16. One Word For and Odd Word Out
17. Frequently Used Foreign Words and Phrases
18. Hymonym: The Problem Words
19. Phrasal Verbs and Idioms
Part V: Composition Paragraph Writing
20. Writing a Paragraph
21. Writing a Free Composition [Writing an Essay]
Part VI: Mechanics of Writing
22. Graphics
23. Spelling
24. Punctuation and Capitalization
Part VII: Writing with a Purpose
25. Writing Personal Letters
26. Writing Official/Business/Formal Letters
27. Writing Applications and Rsum/CV
28. Writing for Official Meetings
29. Making a Diary Entry
30. Note-making and Summarizing
31. Abstracting and Summarizing
32. Prcis Writing
33. Message Writing
34. Letter to the Editor
35. Lodging a Police Complaint
36. Writing a Book Review
37. Report Writing
38. Writing a Memorandum (Memo)
39. Advertisements and Notices
40. Writing for Examinations
Part VIII: Creative Writing
41. Figures of Speech
42. ABC of Creative Writing
43. Promoting Creativity and Creative Writing
44. Writing a Research Paper/Term Paper/Dissertation/Thesis
45. Drawing the Curtains
Index