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- Find the main idea of an essay.
- Improve reading comprehension skills.
- Decide on the best audience for essay.
- Peer edit essays written by other writers.
1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
3. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
4. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
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Other chapters within the SAT Subject Test Literature: Tutoring Solution course
- Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Tutoring Solution
- Figurative Language in Literature: Tutoring Solution
- Language and Sentence Structure: Tutoring Solution
- Writing Structure & Organization in Literature: Tutoring Solution
- Literary Genres: Tutoring Solution
- Poetry Terms & Types: Tutoring Solution
- Drama: Tutoring Solution
- Literary Periods in American History: Tutoring Solution
- Analyzing American Literature: Tutoring Solution
- Prominent Plays & Playwrights: Tutoring Solution
- American Novelists: Tutoring Solution
- Periods in English Literature: Tutoring Solution
- Authors & Works in English Literature: Tutoring Solution