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Foundations of English Table of Contents


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Grammar Diagnostic This 50-question assessment identifies areas of proficiency and specific knowledge gaps for each student. A customized curriculum is developed for individual students to strengthen their grammar skills and eliminate those errors from their writing.

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  • Instructional videos  
  • Group and on-your-own activities
  • Helpful hints 
  • Reflection questions 
  • Reading & writing applications

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Click-To Questions The robust question bank goes beyond multiple choice, asking students to select or insert words, phrases, or sentences based on given reading passages.


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The Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student  

This pocket-sized resource has a big impact on students’ comprehension of writing, revising, and researching. It includes:  

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  • APA, CMS, and CSE format and citation 
  • Writing, research, grammar, and style tips 
  • Sample writings with annotations 
  • Exercises with relatable content for today’s diverse college students  

As a lifetime learning resource, the handbook serves students in all disciplines during and beyond their college years.

Foundations of English Grammar Workbook  

Written by instructors, this pencil-paper resource offers students a convenient tool for hands-on interaction with topics ranging from basic parts of speech to inclusive language. Students build upon reading and writing skills while sharpening their grammar knowledge through varied activities, editing applications, and sentence-analysis questions.

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