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Basic Grammar
Adjectives and adverbs
Overview of adjectives and adverbs
Adding adverbs for sentence variety
Adjectives versus adverbs
Comparatives and superlatives
Demonstrative adjectives (that)
Good, well, bad, and badly
Participles as adjectives
Clauses
Punctuating clauses
Types of clauses
Complements and objects
Identifying objects and complements
Compound and complex sentences
Complex sentences
Compound sentences
Punctuating compound and complex sentences
Conjunctions
Conjunctions versus prepositions
Coordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions
Parts of speech
Identifying parts of speech
Modifiers
Identifying dangling and misplaced modifiers
Correcting dangling and misplaced modifiers
Using modifiers
Nouns
Abstract versus specific references
Plural nouns
Participles
Participles as adjectives
Phrases
Identifying phrases
Appositives
Prepositions
Conjunctions versus prepositions
Pronouns
Overview of pronouns
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
Pronoun case
Pronoun reference
Types of pronouns
Sentence parts
Identifying sentence parts
Sentence types
Identifying sentence types
Subjects and predicates
Complete and simple subject or predicate
Singular versus plural subjects
Subjects versus predicates
Transitional expressions
Identifying transitional expressions
Punctuating transitional expressions
Verbs
Identifying verbs
Types of verbs
Sentence Grammar
Comma splices
Identifying comma splices
Fused sentences
Identifying fused sentences
Mood
Mood
Run-on sentences
Identifying run-on sentences
Correcting run-on sentences
Sentence fragments
Identifying sentence fragments
Correcting/eliminating sentence fragments
Subject-verb agreement
Overview of subject-verb agreement
Subject-verb agreement with a compound subject
Subject-verb agreement with a prepositional phrase
Subject-verb agreement with an indefinite pronoun
Subject-verb agreement with a dependent clause
Subject-verb agreement with relative pronouns
Forms of be, have, and do
Identifying errors in subject-verb agreement
Correcting errors in subject-verb agreement
Verb form
Overview of verb form
Regular verbs
Irregular verbs
Forms of be, have, and do
Past participle
Parallel verb forms
Verb tense
Overview of verb tense
Simple tenses
Perfect tenses
Progressive tense
Identifying verb tense
Past participle
Shifts in verb tense
Voice
Active and passive voice
Correcting errors in voice
Shifts in voice
Sentence Style
Coordination
Overview of coordination
Coordinating two or more ideas
Incomplete structures
Identifying incomplete structures
Incomplete comparisons
Mixed constructions
Mixed construction
Faulty predication
Parallelism
Identifying parallel structure
Creating parallel structure
Sentence variety
Overview of sentence variety
Adding variety
Sentence types
Shifts
Identifying shifts
Shifts from direct to indirect discourse
Shifts in person
Shifts in verb tense
Shifts in voice
Avoiding unnecessary shifts
Subordination
Overview of subordination
Subordinating conjunctions
Using subordination to join ideas
Punctuation
Apostrophes
Overview of apostrophes
Apostrophes in contractions
Apostrophes in possessives
Apostrophes with time or measure
Unnecessary apostrophes
Brackets
Using parentheses and brackets
Colons
Overview of colons
Colons versus other punctuation
Necessary versus unnecessary lists
Commas
Overview of commas
Unnecessary commas
Commas with clauses
Commas with appositives, nonrestrictive, and restrictive elements
Commas with compound and complex sentences
Commas with conjunctive adverbs
Commas with coordinate adjectives
Commas with dates and addresses
Commas with introductory elements
Commas with quotations
Commas with subordinate/dependent clauses
Commas with trailing participial phrases
Commas with transitional expressions
Coordinating with commas
Other uses of commas
Commas in a series
Commas in compound structures
Using semicolons, colons, and commas
Dashes
Overview of dashes
Using dashes, parentheses, and colons
Ellipses
Overview of ellipses
End punctuation
Overview of end punctuation
Exclamation marks
Exclamation marks
Parentheses
Using parentheses
Periods
Periods
Question marks
Question marks
Quotation marks
Punctuating in-text quotations
Quotation marks versus italics
Quotation marks with other punctuation
Semicolons
Overview of semicolons
Coordinating with semicolons
Using semicolons
Mechanics & Spelling
Abbreviations
Overview of abbreviations
Capitalization
Overview of capitalization
Capitalization with titles
Hyphens
Hyphens
Italics/underlining
Using italics
Italics/underlining
Numbers
Numbers
Spelling
Spelling rules
Common misspellings
Word Choice
Appropriate language
Inappropriate language
Bias-free language
Cliches
Jargon
Sexist language
Commonly confused words
Commonly confused words
Figures of speech
Figures of speech
Formal language
Using formal language
Word choice
Overview of word choice
Abstract versus concrete and specific
Exact words
Wordiness/conciseness
Conciseness
Eliminating wordiness
Writing & Revising
Argument
Argument
Coherence
Adding transitions
Identifying transitions
Emphasis
Emphasizing main ideas
Writing essays
Introductions and conclusions
Supporting thesis statements
Thesis statements
Writing paragraphs
Introductions and conclusions
Organizing support for a topic sentence
Topic sentence/main idea
Writing with Sources
Avoiding plagiarism
Avoiding plagiarism in APA style
Avoiding plagiarism in Chicago style
Avoiding plagiarism in CSE style
Avoiding plagiarism in MLA style
Documenting sources in APA style
APA references
Elements of a citation APA style
Documenting sources in Chicago style
Chicago bibliography
Notes in Chicago style
Documenting sources in MLA style
Elements of a citation MLA style
MLA in-text citations
MLA works cited
Evaluating sources
Evaluating sources
Finding sources
Finding APA sources
Finding Chicago sources
Finding MLA sources
Keyword searches
Integrating sources
Integrating quotations
Integrating sources APA style
Integrating sources Chicago style
Integrating sources CSE Style
Integrating sources MLA style
Punctuating in-text quotations
Paraphrasing sources
Paraphrasing sources
Recognizing common knowledge
Recognizing common knowledge
Summarizing sources
Summarizing sources
Summarizing sources APA style
Summarizing sources MLA style
Quotations
Quotations versus paraphrases
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