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Author: R K Sadler; T A S Hayllar; C J Powell
Publisher: South Melbourne ; London : Macmillan, 1981.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R K Sadler; T A S Hayllar; C J Powell
ISBN: 0333337638 9780333337639
OCLC Number: 16585124
Description: v, 280 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Comprehension: The worst ever actor. The worst Macbeth. No smoking. If these were the best years of our lives, why did we feel so caged? Radio. Challenge at the supermarket. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Social life in the insect world. Blood on the Shamrock. Pity does damm-all for the paraplegic. Profiles of the future. Death of Ronald Ryan. Never needle a drug-friend when he's got a knife. Jogging is fun (or is it?). The ghost train. Race memories. Young Donald. Pitying animals. Adland --
the magic mountain. Working with words: Word lists. Word origins. Dictionary. Scratch. Exclusion. Kissing under the mistletoe. Controversy. Chauvinism. Boycott. Tenacious. Pulling the wool ... Get the sack. One words. Ring-a-ring o'roses."-rupt" words. Sandwich. Some handy words. Safety razor. Permutations. Soccer. Language in action: Tone. Bias words. Tautology and redundancy. Circumlocation and verbosity. Ambiguity. Levels of usage. Appropriateness. Formal English. Colloquial language. Good or bad? Slang --
and Colloquial language. Why slang? What is jargon? The uses of jargon. Cricket jargon. Denotation and Connotation. Euphemism. Clichés. A crime full of clichés. Propaganda. Propaganda posters. Advertising techniques. Satire. Satire old and new. Irony. Sarcasm. The pun. Make-a-pun. Context. The language of literature: The greatness of Shakespeare. Understanding poetry. The Jaguar. Studying the novel. Prison life. Woman to man. Appreciation of a poem. Coming to terms with drama. A lively exchange. The poetry of war. A critical poem. The novel and its setting. Bert Schultz. The not-so-good Earth. Drama. Billy Liar. The widower in the country. Characters in fiction. Uriah Heep. Maria. Captain Queeg. Grandparents. The surfer. Sons and lovers. A poet uneasy. Thinking and reasoning: Thinking in the adult. Generalizations. Defining terms and supporting with evidence. Emotive language. Emotional-arousel and advertising. Facts and opinions. Support and evidence. The use of analogies. Appealing to experts and other important people. The use of statistics. Graphs. Cause and effect. Single and multiple causality. Correlation. Activities. Writer's workshop. Correct sentence structure. The most frequent errors. Paragraphing. The topic sentence. Concluding sentences. Sentence sense. Variety in sentence length and structure. Rhythmic balance in sentences. Choosing the "right" word. Style. Matching purpose and style. The varieties of style. The importance of planning. Planning a creative essay. Supporting assertions with evidence. Writing an essay as a home assignment. Language basics: Little demon errors. Punctuation. Stating and asking. Full stop. Unrelated words and phrases. Punctuation. Capital letters. Making sure of agreement. Exclamation mark. Comma. Be consistent. Direct and Indirect speech. Pronouns. Quotation marks. Adjectives and adverbs. Apostrophes. Comparisons. The conjunction. The dash. Verbs. Brackets. The colon. Prepositions. Mixed metaphors. Semicolon.
Responsibility: Sadler, Hayllar, Powell.

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