This textbook is designed to enhance the thinking and writing skills that students need for both academic and occupational success. It helps to prepare students for the verbal portions of the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED, and GRE and offers tips on how to pass writing tests often required for promotion/graduation and on-the- job writing assignments.
Contents: Improve Your Reasoning and Writing Skills with Text Reconstruction and Thinking Aloud Problem Solving. Writing Descriptive Papers. Vocabulary and Sentence Completion. Comma Splice, Run-On, and Fragment Problems. The Writing Process and Preparing for Writing Tests. Writing Narrative Papers. Misplaced, Dangling, or Missing Information. Analyzing Literary Analogies. Writing Descriptions With Instructions. Coordination and Subordination Problems. Analogies With Terms in Mixed Order. Writing Expository Papers. Subject-Verb Agreement Problems. Reading and Vocabulary Improvement, Speed-Reading Myths, Priced- Right Speed-Reading Course. Analogies With Implied Terms. Verb Problems: Tense and Form. Writing Expository Papers II. High Scores on Analogy Tests. Pronoun Problems. Writing Persuasive Papers. Adjective and Adverb Problems. Test Analogies and Writing Relationship Sentences. Style Problems: Parallel Structure and Wordiness. Writing Expository Papers III. Idiom Problems. Analogies and Vocab