Business English, 10th Edition

  • includes MEGUFFEY.COM Printed Access Card
  • Mary Ellen Guffey Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Carolyn M. Seefer Diablo Valley College
  • ISBN-10: 0324789742
  • ISBN-13: 9780324789744
  • 560 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • © 2011 | Published
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About The Solution

Overview

Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey's BUSINESS ENGLISH, 10th Edition, 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-tiered approach to break topics into manageable units, and give 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 author's new premier website, www.meguffey.com, where instructors and students will find a vast array of resources for building language skills, including all-new, interactive, reinforcement exercises.


Features/Benefits

  • Effective Three-tiered Approach: A unique and thorough approach to grammar, Dr. Guffey 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.
  • Enlightening FAQs Answered by the Author: Illustrate everyday communication problems encountered in the business world with Dr. Guffey's easy-to-read question-and-answer format, including 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.

What's New

  • Exclusive Instructor/Student Web Site: The all-new author website at www.meguffey.com gives students one convenient place to find textbook support. Online reinforcement exercises, chapter quizzes, PowerPoint review, "Ms. Grammar," and other resources help students build skills, while instructors will find downloadable supplements, bonus teaching modules, exercises, and handouts to enrich the classroom experience.
  • New Online Reinforcement Exercises with Feedback: This abundance of exercises will help students build new language skills, and when they complete the odd-numbered reinforcement exercises at www.meguffey.com, they'll receive feedback on every answer!
  • Intriguing Trivia Tidbits: These new margin notes offer interesting facts about the English language to stimulate curiosity about chapter topics.
  • New "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.
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

UNIT I: LAYING A FOUNDATION.
1. Reference Skills.
2. Parts of Speech.
3. Sentences: Elements, Variety, Patterns, Types, Faults.
UNIT II: KNOWING THE NAMERS.
4. Nouns.
5. Possessive Nouns.
6. Personal Pronouns.
7. Pronouns and Antecedents.
UNIT III: SHOWING THE ACTION.
8. Verbs: Kinds, Voices, Moods.
9. Verb Tenses and Parts.
10. Subject-Verb Agreement.
UNIT IV: MODIFYING AND CONNECTING WORDS.
11. Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs.
12. Prepositions.
13. Conjunctions.
UNIT V: PUNCTUATING SENTENCES.
14. Commas.
15. Semicolons and Colons.
16. Other Punctuation.
UNIT VI: WRITING WITH STYLE.
17. Capitalization.
18. Numbers.
Appendices.
A. Developing Spelling Skills.
B. Developing Vocabulary Skills.
C. Reference Guide to Document Formats.
Self-Help Exercises.
Answers to Self-Help Exercises.
Index.

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Complete Student Key  (ISBN-10: 0538756845 | ISBN-13: 9780538756846)

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Student Supplements

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0538756918 | ISBN-13: 9780538756914)

Succeed in your business communication course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.


Complete Student Key  (ISBN-10: 0538756845 | ISBN-13: 9780538756846)

Available only when bundled with the text, this helpful student key provides answers to all of the exercises in the textbook.


Partial Student Key  (ISBN-10: 0538756837 | ISBN-13: 9780538756839)

Available only when bundled with the text, this helpful student key provides answers to the odd-numbered exercises in the textbook. Use bundle ISBN 0-324-629397 when ordering.


Cengage-Hosted WebTutor™  (ISBN-10: 1111477825 | ISBN-13: 9781111477820)


Meet the Author

About the Author

Mary Ellen Guffey

A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey is Professor Emerita of Business from Los Angeles Pierce College. She has taught business communication and business English topics for more than thirty years and has written several market-leading, internationally acclaimed textbooks, including BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT and ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION. A leader in the field, Dr. Guffey partners with and mentors hundreds of business communication instructors across the country. Her newsletters have a loyal readership around the world while her workshops, articles, websites and other teaching materials help instructors with all levels of experience achieve better results in their courses.

Carolyn M. Seefer

Carolyn M. Seefer earned her undergraduate degree 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 over twenty years. Since 1996 she has been a professor in the Business Administration Department of Diablo Valley College, a large community college in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Diablo Valley College, in addition to teaching a variety of business courses, she is faculty advisor for Phi Beta Lambda, the DVC business club; is a member of the college Scholarship Committee; 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, most recently as the 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year for the Contra Costa Community College District. She has been working with Mary Ellen Guffey since 1998. During this time she has written instructor's manuals, test banks, Web-based materials, and other supplements for all of Dr. Guffey's books.