Ch 3: ACT English - Punctuation: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The English - Punctuation chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about punctuation. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving punctuation required for the ACT exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other ACT English preparation work.
  • Identify the punctuation concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our ACT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn punctuation and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the use of commas, apostrophes, semicolons or any other punctuation topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT English preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT English topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the punctuation portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead with their ACT English preparation
  • Don't have access to ACT English review materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning punctuation simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live ACT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn punctuation on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the basic rules for using commas.
  • Use possessive apostrophes with singular, multiple and plural nouns.
  • Understand the role of colons, semicolons and periods in sentences.
  • Understand where to place dashes and parentheses.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: ACT English - Punctuation: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

1. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

2. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

ACT English Practice: Commas

3. ACT English Practice: Commas

Comma trouble got you down? Test your skills with some guided practice and become a certifiable comma hero before you tackle some questions on your own in the quiz.

Apostrophes: Possession with Singular, Plural and Multiple Nouns

4. Apostrophes: Possession with Singular, Plural and Multiple Nouns

Confused about possessives and plurals? Don't know your from you're? Well, that's about to change! In this lesson, you'll learn just a few simple rules to help you figure out when to use apostrophes and why.

ACT English Practice: Apostrophes

5. ACT English Practice: Apostrophes

Not quite confident in your apostrophe skills? In this lesson, you'll get some practice working through ACT English questions with apostrophes, including plurals, possessives, plural possessives, and those tricky little words like their/they're/there.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

6. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

ACT English Practice: Colons, Semicolons & Periods

7. ACT English Practice: Colons, Semicolons & Periods

In this lesson, you'll work on some practice questions using three different punctuation marks that can connect or separate complete thoughts: colons, semicolons and periods.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

8. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?

ACT English Practice: Parentheses and Dashes

9. ACT English Practice: Parentheses and Dashes

Watch this lesson to get some guided practice using parentheses and dashes. You'll walk through three problems with some help, and then try a few more on your own.

Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

10. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.

Chapter Practice Exam
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