Abacus Educational Services introduces new text:
SAT, ACT, TOEFL College Prep English Practice
Altadena CA, June 2011. SAT, ACT, TOEFL College Prep English Practice is a book for the serious college-bound student with little time, limited patience and a low boredom threshold. Vocabulary learnt in meaningful and entertaining context, grammar demonstrated in highly memorable examples and writing style devices illustrated and practiced throughout the book teach essential language skills, mastery over which will benefit college students throughout their academic careers as well as lead to high scores on college entrance exams.
Each chapter begins with a whimsical story whose highly concentrated vocabulary is presented in a memorable context with side-by-side glossary. There follow comprehension quizzes, language analysis, practice worksheets and suggested writing projects, none of which degenerates into the tedious and easily forgotten insipidity that characterizes the example material found in most grammar texts.
The author's experience translating and editing the papers of non-native English speakers for publication in academic journals, together with teaching college, high school, homeschool and ESL students is brought to bear in addressing the language problems which confound both English and non-English speaking students - from colloquialisms of the American teen to the misusages peculiar to foreign professors.
Emphasis is upon acquiring the habit of and skills for identifying and employing those language devices that will most clearly and accurately convey the message and desired impression of the writer/speaker to the intended reader or audience - whatever audience that might be, but with emphasis on the academic world. The student learns how to determine what the "correct grammar" for a particular purpose is, quickly and easily, by sampling common usage within academia or elsewhere and emulating the appropriate level of formality.
After ten years as a writer, editor and translator, K. Titchenell taught community college for many years, published several textbooks and edited numerous papers for publication in scholarly journals. Prof. Titchenell homeschooled two daughters through to college and has been teaching homeschool classes at the EIE homeschooling resource center in Monrovia CA, since 2003.
SAT, ACT, TOEFL College Prep English Practice, 314 pages, is published by Abacus Educational Services, Altadena CA, USA, 2011. $19.95 from Amazon. Contact: Abacus Educational Services (626) 797-7201, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://abacus-es.com/cpep.###