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- Provide examples of homonyms and homophones.
- Explain what makes writing good.
- Understand how to use idioms and phrasal verbs.
- Discuss the rules of capitalization.
- Differentiate between active and passive voice.
- Learn how to write logical sentences.
- Avoid writing 'mixed structure' sentences.
1. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)
Spelling words can be difficult sometimes due to differences in sound and context. Learn about sound in the English language, and explore how homophones, homographs, and homonyms differ in spelling, pronunciation, and meaning.
2. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
There isn't a specific answer to what makes writing good, but you can take some things into consideration to improve your writing. Learn how to write well by coming up with great ideas, using specific examples, giving organization and clarity to your ideas, giving your writings a good style and voice, and being careful with your spelling, punctuation, and grammar to prevent readers from distracting.
3. Commonly Confused Words in English
People often confuse or misuse words in English, and it has become so natural that they might not even notice. Explore some commonly confused words in English, including pairs like 'affect' and 'effect,' groups of words like 'two,' 'to,' and 'too,' and nonwords such as 'ain't.'
4. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
Proper word choice can change the feel of a piece of writing as interesting, specific, and unique words can set the tone and establish the ways characters think for the reader. Learn how to write with good diction to develop style and tone and point-of-view.
5. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs
Idioms and phrasal verbs are terms that have a particular meaning other than the literal meaning of the words that make them up. Learn how to write with idioms and phrasal verbs, and explore the different types of phrasal verbs, including separable, inseparable, and intransitive phrasal verbs.
6. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization exists to emphasize the importance of certain words in a sentence. Learn how to define capitalization, discover why we capitalize, and explore the four categories of capitalization: proper nouns, titles, first words in a sentence, and the pronoun 'I.'
7. Active and Passive Voice
Structural improvements can add more clarity and impact to sentences like 'The Emperor was thrown down a ventilation shaft by Luke's dad.' Learn how to identify active and passive voice and correct passive sentences to make them active.
8. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
When used incorrectly, comparisons between two things can become faulty. Learn how to write logical sentences and avoid faulty comparisons like illogical comparison errors, no comparison errors, and misused comparatives and superlatives.
9. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
Having sentence clarity in your writing is key to create great essays. Learn how to write clear sentences, discover why you should pay attention to the rhythm of your writings, and look at the clear sentence checklist to turn odd ones into great ones.
10. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
Authors may accidentally change the structure of a sentence halfway through, creating a mixed sentence structure error. Learn about the rules of sentence structure and discover how to identify, correct, and avoid writing sentences with mixed structures.
11. Paragraph Form: Definition, Types & Examples
Paragraph form refers to a group of sentences which center on a solitary topic. Learn more about the definition of paragraph form, the three main parts of a paragraph, explore an example of paragraph form, and learn and how to create your own paragraph.
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