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English 99: Developmental Writing

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Use this informative developmental writing course to review essential English composition concepts and improve your writing skills. Through bite-sized video lessons and interactive quizzes, the course helps you quickly learn, refresh or improve your writing skills for academic or professional purposes.
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12 chapters in English 99: Developmental Writing

Ch 1. Sentence Structure & Grammar {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[287441].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38006].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38006].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Use Connective Words in Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53186].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53186].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is a Phrase? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is a Clause? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Identifying Types of Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35748].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35748].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38005].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38005].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3482].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3482].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - When to Use A or An Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[218835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[218835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Selecting Subject & Object Pronouns: Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27517].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27517].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Identifying Errors of Singular and Plural Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10915].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10915].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10063].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10063].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Adjective Clause: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10052].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10052].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Identify & Use Adjectival & Adverbial Phrases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10054].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10054].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Using Prepositions and Correlatives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20097].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20097].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10033].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10033].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Apostrophes: Possession with Singular, Plural and Multiple Nouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - General English Spelling Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47900].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47900].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35758].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35758].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47896].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47896].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Commonly Misspelled Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Identifying Grammatical Errors in Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69955].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69955].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35753].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35753].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Write and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31384].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31384].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is MLA Format? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Compare & Contrast Essay: Definition, Topics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Write a Research Paper Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Tips for Locating Research Materials Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21116].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21116].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Strategies for Revising Writing Over Multiple Drafts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64298].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64298].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Organizational Features of Expository Texts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56449].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56449].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5965].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5965].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Find the Theme or Central Idea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Writing an Objective Summary of a Story Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22671].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22671].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is the Setting of a Story? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59051].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59051].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Plot? - Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4112].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4112].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Character in Literature: Definition, Types & Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20775].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20775].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Style in Literature: Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18891].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18891].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Purpose, Content & Structure of Emails Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56279].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56279].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Components of a Business Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56277].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56277].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Writing Effective Sentences for Business Communication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Using Active Verbs and Active Voice in Business Communication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21307].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21307].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Writing a Business Report: Structure & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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