Painless Vocabulary

Painless Vocabulary Author Michael Greenberg
ISBN-10 0764181211
Release 2006-04-01
Pages 280
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This addition to Barron's "Painless" series is focused to meet the needs of middle school and high school students. The author's friendly, informal narrative style takes the drudgery out of students' vocabulary building, which is a prerequisite for their academic achievement and future success in college and beyond. Each of 24 chapters introduces 15 new words, first placing the words in a brief essay that allows students to comprehend them in a given context. "Brain Tickler" questions that follow challenge students and help them determine whether they have gained some mastery of word usage. Sidebars appear on many pages with titles such as "Major Mistake Territory," alerting students to possible pitfalls and problems involving correct understanding of word meanings and normal usage. Each chapter concludes with an "On Your Own" section, which invites students to use the target vocabulary list within the context of their own everyday speech. Morbid. . . furtively . . . predecessor . . . infer . . . are typical examples of words students will learn to use with ease. The book's vocabulary is neither too easy nor too arcane--focusing instead on words that students should have at their command in high-school and by the time they enter college.



Painless Grammar

Painless Grammar Author Rebecca Elliott
ISBN-10 0764181173
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 278
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Introduces the dos and don'ts of English grammar--ranging from punctuation to spelling and sentence construction--using humorous, down-to earth examples.



Painless Study Techniques

Painless Study Techniques Author Michael Greenberg
ISBN-10 0764140590
Release 2009
Pages 234
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Suggests ways to stop procrastinating and advice on how to approach such difficult subjects as foreign language textbooks and essay exams.



Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages Author Jeffrey Strausser
ISBN-10 0764135627
Release 2007-01
Pages 273
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Presents information on the parts of speech; provides advice on ways to improve vocabulary, spelling, and American English pronunciation; and offers step-by-step instructions on written English, including punctuation and sentence structure to write essays and short stories.



Painless Reading Comprehension 3rd edition

Painless Reading Comprehension  3rd edition Author Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ed.D.
ISBN-10 9781438068275
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 256
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Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.



Painless Spanish

Painless Spanish Author Carlos B. Vega
ISBN-10 0764132334
Release 2006
Pages 278
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Seventeen lessons teach an important aspect of the Spanish culture and present a lesson in Spanish vocabulary and grammar.



Painless Writing

Painless Writing Author Jeffrey Strausser
ISBN-10 0764181203
Release 2001
Pages 246
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Offers tips on enlivening writing with vivid images, smoothing out sentences, silencing the dull passive voice, and adding rhythm to writing as well as demonstrating how to create a template that students can use when writing research papers for all subjects. In addition, web site references are cited throughout the text and brain ticklers (short quizzes) appear throughout the book with an answer key.



Painless Italian

Painless Italian Author Marcel Danesi
ISBN-10 0764136305
Release 2007-01
Pages 278
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Presents an introduction to the Italian language, describing the cultural aspects of Italy while presenting lessons in vocabulary, grammar, and conversational Italian.



Painless French

Painless French Author Carol Chaitkin
ISBN-10 1438007701
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 312
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Learning French becomes fun as students learn about French culture, build their vocabulary (including new web-based words), and discover how easy it is to speak, read, and understand French. Bonus Online Component includes additional games such as Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.



Painless Math Word Problems

Painless Math Word Problems Author Marcie F. Abramson
ISBN-10 0764143352
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Discusses strategies for solving math problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, statistics, probablility, geometry, and algebraic equations, and offers practice problems and internet ideas.



Painless Algebra

Painless Algebra Author Lynette Long
ISBN-10 0764181181
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 298
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For students who are intimidated by all forms of math, here is a set of easy steps that lead to an understanding of elementary algebra. The author defines all terms, points out potential pitfalls in algebraic calculation, and makes problem solving a fun activity. New in this edition are painless approaches to understanding and graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear inequalities, and graphing quadratic equations. Barron's popular "Painless Series " of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve "Brain Tickler" problems with answers at the end of each chapter.



Painless Fractions

Painless Fractions Author Alyece Cummings
ISBN-10 0764104454
Release 1998
Pages 211
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Defines and demonstrates fractions and the terms associated with them, explaining how to add, subtract, and multiply them and providing advice for avoiding pitfalls in working with them.



The Vocabulary Builder

The Vocabulary Builder Author Judi Kesselman-Turkel
ISBN-10 0299192032
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 168
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THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays. The Vocabulary Builder offers entertaining crossword, fill-in-the-answer, multiple choice, and other word puzzles (with answers!) to help students learn a selection of 600 well-used but often misunderstood words.



Painless Speaking

Painless Speaking Author Mary Elizabeth
ISBN-10 0764121472
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 294
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Discusses oral communication including uttering a sound, the effects of culture, conversational speech, reading alone or aloud, and memorized or extemporaneous speaking.



Manual for Relatively Painless Medical Spanish

Manual for  Relatively  Painless Medical Spanish Author Ana Malinow Rajkovic
ISBN-10 9780292751460
Release 1992
Pages 249
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Self-teaching guide to the grammar, pronunciation, and medical vocabulary of Spanish. Presented in a systematic and highly entertaining fashion, twelve lessons cover some of the most commonly encountered situations. These include the family clinic, the emergency room, appendicitis, the social chat, pregnancy, family planning, pelvic inflammatory disease and urinary tract infection, depression, children with asthma, patients with angina, explaining a venipuncture and a spinal tap, and patients with shortness of breath. Each lesson closes with a bilingual interview that includes vocabulary and grammar introduced in that lesson. A guide to the medical history and physical examination appears in English and Spanish in the appendix.



Painless American History

Painless American History Author Curt Lader
ISBN-10 0764142313
Release 2009
Pages 298
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With a narrative style designed for students, this study guide covers major events in American history from ancient times to the present, with timelines and ideas for Internet projects.



Words Fail Me

Words Fail Me Author Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN-10 0547546874
Release 2000-09-07
Pages 224
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Whether you are working on the novel that's been in the back of your mind for years or simply facing an increasing demand to write well at work or school, the fact remains: more and more of us are writing more often these days-reports, e-mails, faxes, and newsletters. But despite the increase in written communication, something has been lost-the fundamentals of good writing. Grammar maven Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with the most painless, practical, and funny writing book ever written. In short, snappy chapters filled with crystal-clear examples, amusing comparisons, and humorous allegories that cover everything from "Pronoun Pileups" and "Verbs That Zing" to "What to Do When You're Stuck," O'Conner provides simple, straightforward tips to help you sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. Push aside those stuffy old-fashioned rule books, because O'Conner has written the most accessible and enjoyable book yet for today's writer.