Painless Grammar

Author: Rebecca Elliott
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812097818
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaches grammar using humor, cartoons, and examples of correct usage.

Painless Vocabulary

Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181214
Format: PDF, ePub
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This addition to Barron’s Painless series is focused to meet the needs of middle school and high school students. The author’s friendly, informal narrative style takes the drudgery out of students’ vocabulary building, which is a prerequisite for their academic achievement and future success in college and beyond. Each of 24 chapters introduces 15 new words, first placing the words in a brief essay that allows students to comprehend them in a given context. “Brain Tickler” questions that follow challenge students and help them determine whether they have gained some mastery of word usage. Sidebars appear on many pages with titles such as “Major Mistake Territory,” alerting students to possible pitfalls and problems involving correct understanding of word meanings and normal usage. Each chapter concludes with an “On Your Own” section, which invites students to use the target vocabulary list within the context of their own everyday speech. Morbid. . . furtively . . . predecessor . . . infer . . . are typical examples of words students will learn to use with ease. The book’s vocabulary is neither too easy nor too arcane—focusing instead on words that students should have at their command in high-school and by the time they enter college.

Painless Algebra

Author: Lynette Long
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764106767
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the language, number systems, integers, and different types of problems of algebra, including variables, quadratic equations, exponents, roots, and radicals.

Painless Math Word Problems

Author: Marcie Abramson
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764143359
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses strategies for solving math problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, statistics, probablility, geometry, and algebraic equations, and offers practice problems and internet ideas.

Painless Poetry

Author: Mary Elizabeth Podhaizer
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764116148
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines the language and literary elements of poetry, analyzing lyric, narrative, and dramatic poems in such a way as to make them enjoyable for students.

Painless American Government

Author: Jeffrey Strausser
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764126017
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents an easy-to-understand discussion of the United States government, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, the different governmental branches, and how the original democracy of the nation differs from that of today.

Painless Junior Grammar

Author: Marciann McClarnon M.S.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181252
Format: PDF
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(back cover): Honest, kids! . . . It's fun to learn. . . Enter Grammar World, a make-believe amusement park where kids are introduced to animals who describe different kinds of sentences . . . then take rides and learn about parts of speech . . . and later go on to visit a water park, see a dolphin show, and enjoy a fireworks display. All of these fun events teach you something new about grammar!

E Z Spelling

Author: Peter Eisen
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764144592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Even with modern computer spell checking, it's important for everybody to know how to spell words correctly. This book is designed to help students, businesspeople, and everybody else master the art of spelling. It examines reasons why we misspell, offers tips for improvement, presents basic spelling rules, suggests memory devices, and advises on acquiring the habit of using a good dictionary. Also included are lists of homonyms and homophones and frequently misspelled words. Hundreds of quick-check exercises are designed to improve every reader's spelling. Barron's E-Z Series books are updated, and re-formatted editions of Barron's older and perennially popular Easy Way books. Titles in the new E-Z Series feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. All are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that range from senior high school to college-101 standards.

Better Spelling in 30 Minutes a Day

Author: Harry Crosby
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 160163711X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you use the dictionary more than you think you should? Are the business memos you write filled with embarrassing spelling mistakes? Have you received a lot of low grades on your papers because of poor spelling? This easy-to-use book not only teaches you how to avoid misspellings, but also sharpens your skills so you can recognize spelling errors right away. You'll write clean English, improve your grades, and increase your chances for finding a new or better job.