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- Available Lessons: 100
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryUse 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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About This Course
This convenient developmental writing course is designed to help anyone who wants to improve their English writing skills. Through a series of simple lessons and quizzes, you can quickly review and practice a variety of important writing concepts and skills, such as sentence structure, grammar rules, verb tenses, essay composition, resume writing, narrative writing and much more.
These lessons and quizzes are available at your convenience, and you can use any desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet to access the chapter material. Our expert English instructors are available to answer your questions, and you can print lessons transcripts to study offline.
|Sentence Structure & Grammar||Explains the various parts of a sentence and types of sentences.|
|Identifying Nouns & Pronouns||Explores the different types of nouns and pronouns as parts of speech.|
|Identifying Verbs & Tenses||Defines the different parts of speech, including verbs, verb tenses and their uses.|
|Identifying Adjectives, Adverbs & Prepositions||Outlines various parts of speech including adjectives, adverbs and prepositions and their uses.|
|Punctuation, Spelling & Mechanics of Writing||Evaluates the mechanics of writing, including capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar rules in the English language.|
|Steps in the Writing Process||Breaks down the writing process and how it is used to improve writing.|
|Composing an Essay||Instructs how to compose paragraphs and essays, including writing main ideas, thesis statements and conclusions.|
|Narrative & Descriptive Writing Overview||Helps students compose narrative and descriptive works.|
|Report Writing & Expository Writing||Teaches how to research and write a report.|
|Persuasive Writing||Differentiates between types of persuasive texts and helps students form persuasive arguments.|
|Identifying Literary Elements||Examines different literary genres and the literary elements of reading and writing passages and texts.|
|Resumes, Cover Letters & Business Correspondence||Outlines the written components of resumes, cover letters and other business correspondence including emails, letters and reports.|
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