This book by Don Shiach provides a clear, lively introduction to the basic rules of written English, with the emphasis on the importance of well written English for clear self expression. It is ideal for –
- preparing to take Key Stage 3 tests
- preparing for GCSe exam
- improving written communication skills
The book starts with an assessment questionnaire to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to guide you to the appropriate chapters. It then goes on to describe all the basic points of grammar, punctuation and spelling with explanations of sentence building and how to structure writing for maximum clarity.
The second part of the book concentrates on how to approach particular writing tasks. Each point is presented in straightforward language using examples taken from everyday sources.
The third part of this book provides three practice tests, modelled on the Key stage 3 english test Paper 2 and Extension paper.