Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of writing Understanding writing is essential for your child to write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing gives your child bite-sized explanations of this essential skill, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the writing skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Find and develop ideas for topics Create first drafts Develop sentences and use correct subject-verb agreement Revise and proofread her or his own work Topics include: Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing, Discovering Ideas, The Value of Keeping a Journal, Focusing Ideas, Developing Ideas, Organizing Ideas, Writing the Draft Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft, Building Paragraphs Using Adjectives and Adverbs, Wisely Order and Sequence, Using Strong Verbs Point of View, Revision, What Is Revision?, Plan for Revision, Revision Peer Consultants, Proofreading, Proofreading Strategies, Proofreading and Computer Screens, The Value of Proofreading Partners
Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of vocabulary Having a strong grasp of vocabulary is essential for your child to read and write with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subject, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the vocabulary they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features 450 words that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Apply vocabulary rules Understand meaning and usage Differentiate between synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and more Conquer easily confused words
Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to understand the basics of grammar and vocabulary Understanding grammar is essential for your child to speak and write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar gives your child bite-sized explanations of grammar and vocabulary, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the grammar skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Recognize types of sentences Understand sentence structure Identify parts of speech Use punctuation and capitalization together Find her or his own grammar mistakes Topics include: Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections, Punctuation and Capitalization, Usage and Proofreading
Bite-sized instruction and hundreds of engaging exercises to help you develop your Hindi script, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills Get a solid foundation in Hindi with Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi. You will learn everything from reading and writing the Devanagari script, to mastering of core vocabulary, basic grammar, and conversational structures. You will get clear guidance on writing the Hindi script; transliteration for all Hindi text in the first four chapters; and online recordings of key vocabulary and expressions to aid correct pronunciation.
Practice the art of conversation in German! Want to strike up a conversation with a native German speaker but are nervous that you're not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and—before you know it--you'll be speaking comfortably in your new language. Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct grammar and word usage—in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases. Of course you'll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation will help you Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary Master everyday German expressions through numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you'll be confidently speaking German with your German-speaking friends--or you'll be ready to make new ones!
The perfect guide to conversational English—now updated with new exercises, practice dialogues, and FREE mobile access to audio recordings With more than 1 million copies in print, the Practice Makes Perfect series is the world’s go-to resource for learning and mastering languages. If you are an intermediate speaker of English, but want to brush up on your conversation skills, this updated 2rd edition will help you practice your English using the most effective tools available—including new audio exercises you can access FREE via app or online. This premium edition provides a wide range of common phrases, sample sentences, and interactive dialogues that will help you identify the important “markers” in everyday conversations and situations. You can practice your skills using audio exercises you can access on the app or online. In no time at all, you’ll be speaking English fluently, engaging in conversations easily, and expressing yourself with confidence.
Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.
Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.
Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.
Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words
Strengthen your Japanese grammar skills with practice, practice, practice! From particles to pronouns, this comprehensive workbook covers all those aspects of Japanese grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar introduces the fundamentals of the language and then progresses to show how these building blocks connect to create complex sentences. Each chapter features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats for whatever your learning style. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in context. With its winning formula for getting a handle on Japanese grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar is your ultimate resource for mastering the grammar of this complex language. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar includes: Everyday Japanese presented in both Japanese characters (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and phonetic translation A comprehensive introduction to Japanese grammar High-frequency vocabulary presented in context A clear pronunciation guide Hundreds of exercises in a variety of formats
Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare
A no-nonsense, practical guide to help you improve your algebra II skills with solid instruction and plenty of practice, practice, practice Practice Makes Perfect: Algebra II presents thorough coverage of skills, such as handling decimals and fractions, functions, and linear and quadratic equations, as well as an introducing you to probability and trigonometry. Inside you will find the help you need for boosting your skills, preparing for an exam or re-introducing yourself to the subject. More than 500 exercises and answers covering all aspects of algebra will get you on your way to mastering algebra!
Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
Learn the Correct Verb Tenses for Speaking and Writing in Spanish! Mastering verb tenses in another language can be challenging. This accessible workbook provides a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of Spanish verbs, combined with extensive practice that is ideal for beginning and intermediate language learners. There are plenty of examples illustrating why and when to use certain verb tenses. With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and new audio recordings and interactive review quizzes, you’ll learn to speak and write in Spanish in no time at all. The author uses humor and a healthy helping of celebrity references to keep you entertained while your learn. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses will help you: •Learn when and why to use different verb tenses•Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics•Build your verb skills using engaging exercises•Test your memorization with interactive quizzes•Study on-the-go with McGraw-Hill Education’s unique Language Lab app•Develop better pronunciation through extensive streaming audio recordings
Practice Makes Perfect: Idiomatic English contains selections from all four of the volumes of Mastering Idiomatic English. This overview volume introduces language relevant for daily life, including family, business, and shopping.
Previous edition: Cheltenham: Mary Glasgow, 1994.

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