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Business English 11th Edition

Mary Ellen Guffey, Carolyn M. Seefer

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  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2005
  • 512 Pages
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Overview

BUSINESS ENGLISH, 11th Edition, by Mary Ellen Guffey and Carolyn Seefer makes students into successful communicators in any business arena with its proven grammar instruction and supporting in-text and online resources. The market leader in grammar and mechanics since its first publication, BUSINESS ENGLISH uses a three-level approach to break topics into manageable units, and gives you flexibility in planning your course. Packed with insights from more than thirty years of classroom experience in business communications, BUSINESS ENGLISH also includes access to the premier website where instructors and students will find a vast array of resources for building language skills. New to the 11th Edition, CengageNow combines the best of technology to help students identify troublesome concepts and practice new skills.

Mary Ellen Guffey, Los Angeles Pierce College

A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey has taught business communication and business English topics for more than 35 years. She received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Bowling Green State University; a master’s degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate in business and economic education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught at the University of Illinois, Santa Monica College, and Los Angeles Pierce College. Now recognized as the world’s leading business communication textbook author, Dr. Guffey is the founding author of three award-winning textbooks: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, and BUSINESS ENGLISH. Each updated book continues to lead its market and, together, these books have helped hundreds of thousands of students around the world develop language skills. Dr. Guffey serves on the review boards of the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business Communication, publications of the Association for Business Communication. She also participates in national meetings, sponsors business communication awards, and is committed to promoting excellence in business communication pedagogy and the development of student writing skills.

Carolyn M. Seefer, Diablo Valley College

Carolyn M. Seefer earned her undergraduate business degree and business education teaching credential from the University of Georgia and her MBA from John F. Kennedy University, where she graduated at the top of her class. She has been teaching business courses at the college level for almost 30 years. Since 1996, she has served as professor in the Business Administration Department of Diablo Valley College, a large community college in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to teaching a variety of business courses at Diablo Valley College, Professor Seefer is faculty advisor for Phi Beta Lambda, the DVC business club; is a member of the college Scholarship Committee; is her department’s Academic Senate representative; serves as a mentor to new faculty; and is involved in developing procedures and guidelines for online teaching. She also recently took part in the college study abroad program, where she had the opportunity to teach in Florence, Italy, for a semester. In addition, Professor Seefer is an active member of the Association for Business Communication and has presented numerous times at ABC’s annual conventions. Professor Seefer, who places great emphasis on student learning and achievement, has been named Teacher of the Year at three different colleges. She was most recently selected as the 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year for the Contra Costa Community College District.
  • CengageNOW: CengageNOW reinforces learning and promotes skill-building with innovative digital resources. A diagnostic personalized study plan helps identify troublesome concepts and creates individualized study plans for better class preparation and grades. You also get PowerPoint slides, reinforcement exercises, and an integrated ebook to make studying BUSINESS ENGLISH more effective and convenient.
  • Shorter Book Length: To better match your course objectives and allow you to cover more topics during your academic term, the authors have reduced the book length from 18 chapters to 14 chapters.
  • Updated Examples, Illustrations, and Bloopers: Up-to-the-minute references to business events and technology (wikis, e-mail, blogs, browsers, and more) indoctrinate students in today's rapidly changing digital workplace.
  • Coordination to Reference Books: The authors reviewed every entry to be certain that it coordinated with the most recent editions of Clark and Clark’s Handbook for Office Professionals and Sabin’s Gregg Reference Manual.
  • More Bloopers: The authors expanded the popular Spot the Blooper exercises by offering bonus Bloopers at the student website and the Blooper key so students can check their answers.
  • Enlightening FAQs Answered by the Authors: Illustrate everyday communication problems encountered in the business world with FAQs, an easy-to-read question-and-answer format that addresses important distinctions in English grammar, usage, style, and vocabulary.
  • Challenging Pretests and Posttests: Included with each chapter, these brief tests preview concepts to pique student interest and let students evaluate their own success on the chapter topics.
  • End-of-chapter Reviews and Exercises: Reinforce and internalize language concepts with an abundance of exercises for students, including self-help exercises that test newly-acquired skills, and end-of-unit review exercises with answers.
  • Colorful PowerPoint Package. Created for instructors and students, this exciting package enables you to preview chapter content with interactive slides that engage students in "Test Your Skill" segments.
  • Hands-on Writer's Workshop: Six in-text workshops feature composition tips and techniques to develop your business-related writing skills, starting with proofreading and then progressing to writing sentences, paragraphs, e-mail messages, memos, letters, and short reports.
  • Exclusive Instructor/Student Web Site: The premier website gives students one convenient place to find textbook support. Chapter quizzes, Spot the Blooper activities, PowerPoint review, "Ms. Grammar," and other resources help students build skills. Instructors will find downloadable supplements, bonus teaching modules, exercises, and handouts to enrich the classroom experience.
  • Intriguing Trivia Tidbits: These margin notes offer interesting facts about the English language to stimulate curiosity about chapter topics.
  • "Chat About It" Discussion Questions: Discussion questions at the end of every chapter offer students the chance to discuss English language skills during class, as well as an online chat room and discussion board, modes of communication that are popular with students today. Some topics also require outside research to help you broaden the scope of your course.
  • Effective Three-level Approach: A unique and thorough approach to grammar, BUSINESS ENGLISH starts with the basics every student needs, then moves step-by-step through the language building skills they will rely on to communicate effectively in their business careers. Learning aids throughout the text, such as exercises, study tips, and "Spot the Blooper" will challenge students at every level.
1. Parts of Speech.
2. Sentences: Elements, Varieties, Patterns, Types, Faults.
3. Nouns: Plurals and Possessives.
4. Pronouns.
5. Verbs.
6. Subject–Verb Agreement.
7. Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs.
8. Prepositions.
9. Conjunctions.
10. Commas.
11. Semicolons and Colons.
12. Other Punctuation.
13. Capitalization.
14. Numbers.
Appendix A. Developing Spelling Skills.
Appendix B. Developing Vocabulary Skills.
Appendix C. Document Format Guide.
Self-Help Exercises.
Answers to Self-Help Exercises.
Answers to Unit Reviews.
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Complete Student Key: Answers to Reinforcement Exercises for Guffey’s Business English

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ISBN: 9781305499928
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