E-Z Spelling

E-Z Spelling

Paperback(Fifth Edition)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764144592
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: Barron's Easy Way Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 447,030
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction


Pretest


  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SPELLING


    1 Why Learn to Spell?


    2 Why Is Spelling So Difficult?


    3 Learning Techniques


    4 Mnemonics


  • RULES FOR SPELLING


    5 Better Spelling by Ear


    6 Some Special Problems


    7 Prefixes


    8 Confusing Suffixes


    9 Plural Nouns


    10 The Final -Y


    11 The Final -E


    12 Doubling Final Consonants


    13 English as a Second Language


  • SPECIAL DEVICES


    14 The Hyphen


    15 The Apostrophe


    16 Capital Letters


    17 Spelling Abbreviations


  • TROUBLESOME WORDS


    18 More Homonyms and Homophones

    and Other Confusing Word Pairs


    19 Word Building


    20 Most Frequently Misspelled Words


    21 Computer Terms


    22 More Commonly Misspelled Words


    23 Medical and Health Terms


  • MEASURING YOUR PROGRESS


    24 Achievement Tests


    25 Answer Key


    26 10,000 Word Ready Reference

    Spelling List

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