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Editing Your Writing - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, the lessons provide instruction on how to craft a well-written essay. Several types of sentences are discussed, as well as how to use idioms in your writing. Other lessons explore what constitutes good writing and how to fix your mistakes. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:
- Proofreading for spelling and grammar errors
- Avoiding faulty comparisons
- Setting the tone with word choice and language
- Writing with idioms and phrasal verbs
The video lessons contain information that will help you craft a well-written essay with no grammatical or spelling errors. You can use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your knowledge and see in what areas you need to review the video.
Editing Your Writing Course Objectives
Applicants for many college business programs take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The test is divided into four sections; three contain a total of 90 multiple-choice questions, and the other section consists of an essay. The test is administered via computer, and you must complete the entire test in three-and-a-half-hours.
The lessons in this chapter can aid you in preparing for the GMAT's questions on sentence correction. These questions are in the verbal section, which has 41 questions and a 75-minute time limit. You will be presented with a sentence that has an underlined segment. From five choices, you must select the best way of stating what is meant in that underlined segment. Other lessons contain material that may assist you with writing the GMAT's required essay. This essay is in the test's analytical writing section and has a 30-minute time limit. You will read a few sentences that present an argument, then compose a critique of that argument.
1. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
2. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.
3. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.
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Other chapters within the AP English Language: Tutoring Solution course
- AP English - Reading Essays - Basics: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Beginning the Writing Process: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Writing & Structuring an Essay: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Writing Revision and Skill Development: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Essay Writing Conventions: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Grammar Review: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Using Source Materials: Tutoring Solution
- Essay Writing Basics
- Essay Clarity