Better Sentence-Writing In 30 Minutes a Day is a workbook for students who have thought seriously about how important it is to improve the technical aspects of their writing. Learning to write well is nothing less than acquiring the power to succeed—in school and in the world that lies beyond school. Developing solid writing skills is not a matter of luck; it’s a matter of hard work and practice.

This book features a basic sentence-combining approach, which means that the emphasis is not merely on learning to avoid errors, but also on learning to create good sentences with variety and style. The book also features:

• Clear discussions of rules and strategies for good writing.

• Concise explanations with a minimum of grammatical terms.

• An abundant variety of exercises, from filling-in-the-blank for purposes of identifying the parts of speech to combining short sentences into longer and more graceful combinations.

• An answer key at the end of the book to allow students to work at their own pace and check their work as they go.

Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process. They appreciate exercises that teach them the writing skills they need and entertain or inform them at the same time. That is why this book uses a variety of interesting topics in the exercises. Similarly, the instructional material here is brief, but extensive examples and illustrations are provided.

Using Better Sentence-Writing In 30 Minutes a Day will help students become skillful and confident writers.

Dianna Campbell