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Ch 10: SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure

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Learn about sentence clarity and structure in this chapter before you take the writing portion of the SAT examination. View these online video lessons and build your knowledge in this area in order to prepare for the test.

SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure - Chapter Summary

These online video lessons provide tips and techniques for improving the clarity and structure of your sentences. You'll have opportunities to complete sentences that are missing vital components and to identify various kinds of sentences. You could also note the differences between the comparative and superlative forms of words. Before you take the writing portion of the SAT examination, study these topics in order to:

  • Construct clear sentences
  • Identify the characteristics of simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences
  • Improve sentence structure by avoiding run-on sentences, comma splices and sentence fragments
  • Recognize faulty comparisons
  • Identify complete and incomplete sentences

Use these online video lessons to get ahead in your preparation for the SAT examination's writing section. Experienced teachers present the lessons and provide expert help with topics related to sentence clarity and structure. You can study the short, entertaining videos whenever you have time by using your mobile device. Self-assessment quizzes can determine how much you've learned.

SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Objectives

As a result of your studying, you should be able to communicate ideas, improve the structure of a sentence, identify faulty grammar and write coherently as required by the SAT examination's writing and language section. In all, there are 44 multiple-choice questions that section. There is also an optional essay question that you have 50 minutes to complete. The essay question response must be written with a No. 2 pencil.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure
Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

1. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

2. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

3. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

4. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

5. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences: Examples & Overview

6. Complete and Incomplete Sentences: Examples & Overview

Writing complete sentences is essential to clear communication. In this lesson, we will look at how to write a complete sentence and analyze common errors students tend to make.

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