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Acknowledgements How to use this book 1 LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS: SPELLING Improving your spelling Understanding dictionaries 2 LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS: PUNCTUATION Apostrophes Brackets Capital letters Colons Commas Dashes Ellipsis points Exclamation marks Full stops Hyphens Italics Question marks Quotation marks Semicolons 3 LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS: GRAMMAR Sentences Word order Inflection Content words Structure words Grammar and usage 4 LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS: USAGE Usage conventions 5 LANGUAGE: REGISTER AND STYLE Register Style Inclusive language 6 PUBLISHING CONVENTIONS Numbers Titles Referencing Bibliographies Quoting other writers Formatting your written work Good writing practice for any occasion 7 INTRODUCING TYPES OF TEXTS Audience Purpose Choosing a written text type Text types and essay writing 8 IMAGINATIVE TEXT TYPES Descriptions Recounts Narratives Drama scripting Film and television scripting Poetry 9 INFORMATION TEXT TYPES Explanations Procedures Descriptions Recounts Reports Film and television documentaries Newspaper reports Feature articles Letters Job applications R sum s 10 ARGUMENT TEXT TYPES Presenting an argument Persuasion text types Discussion text types Editorials Letters to the editor Responses (or reviews) 11 ORAL TEXT TYPES Types of oral texts Giving a talk Working in small groups Debating Interviews 12 VIEWING IMAGES: THE CONVENTIONS OF VISUAL GRAMMAR Balance Colour Contextualised and decontextualised Foreground and background Framing, frame breaking and bleeding Intertextuality Layout Line and shape Offers and demands Perspective Portrait and landscape The reading path Salience Social distance Texture Typography Vanishing point Vectors Vertical and horizontal axes Viewing angle 13 VISUAL TEXT TYPES Cartoons Advertisements Websites Films 14 LITERARY TERMS

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