What John Saxon did for math, Frode Jensen does for English

Look what you get in this book

  • how to write good paragraphs
  • how to do five paragraph essays
  • how to organize major papers
  • the seven sentence outline
  • the principle of condensation
  • secrets of the thesis statement
  • how to introduce a topic
  • how to conclude a topic
  • seven practical formats
  • clear and simple instructions
  • learnable procedures
  • instructive examples
  • analytical grading keys
  • how to use note cards
  • how to organize your writing
  • applications for appendices
  • the use of in-text citations and end notes
  • what transitions are and how to use them
  • how to put together a great resume
  • all about point of view and tense shifts


  • the secret of cutting your work in half when it comes to writing a paper.
  • how to order your presentation for its most powerful effect on the reader.
  • a technique for getting the essence of what you read down on paper for future reference.
  • how to stack up your ideas so that they flow together in a natural fashion.
  • how to move ideas from sentence to sentence by following a simple rule.
  • all about what and how to document your sources when doing research and writing.



ISBN# 1-886061-29-7


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Other titles of Jensen's teaching tools:

JENSEN'S PUNCTUATION: an unrivaled punctuation guide that teaches and gives plenty of practice. Systematic and easy to master, it's useful from grade six and up

JENSEN'S VOCABULARY: a thoughtful and systematic approach to learning roots, affixes, and words, this book produces excellent results on standardized tests.

JENSEN'S FORMAT WRITING: teaches structure and organization from the paragraph to the major paper. A must for all students, particularly the college-bound.

A JOURNEY THROUGH GRAMMAR LAND: a series for younger students in story format using experiential learning with illustrations and exercises. Great for remediation also.

SOUND SPELLING: a unique spelling method for grades 5+; all in one book and adaptable for life.

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