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GED RLA: Writing & Structuring Sentences - Chapter Summary
Studying for the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts assessment involves understanding a variety of writing concepts, including how to write and structure sentences. The lessons in this short chapter can ensure you're prepared to answer questions on the exam with confidence. Upon completion, you will be ready to do the following:
- Showcase an understanding simple sentences and ability to distinguish them from other types of sentences
- Make your writing more interesting using the compound-complex sentence
- Recognize errors in verb tense, subject-verb agreement and more in writing
- Describe the function of the subordinate clause
- Structure well-developed, unified sentences and paragraphs
- Write a strong paragraph with sentences that flow well together
To develop the writing skills you need to succeed on the exam, review the lessons anytime from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Access them as often as needed to feel confident that you understand the concepts covered in this chapter. If you have questions about lesson topics, feel free to send them to our experts. When ready, assess your understanding of writing and structuring sentences by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. What are Simple Sentences? - Examples & Concept
In this lesson, you'll learn what simple sentences are and how to distinguish them from other sentence types. You'll also learn how sentences with compound subjects and verbs can be simple sentences.
2. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Identifying Grammatical Errors in Sentences
One important and often-tested skill is the ability to recognize grammatical errors in writing. In this lesson, learn about some of the most commonly tested mistakes.
4. Subordinate Clause: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we will learn about the function of subordinate clauses, also known as dependent clauses, and examine a variety of examples in order to understand their role in our writing.
5. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks
Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.
6. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay
When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.
7. 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.
8. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
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Other chapters within the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts course
- About the GED: Reasoning Through Language Arts
- GED Question Types
- GED RLA: Comprehension of Informational Texts
- Organizing Ideas for Writing
- GED RLA: Analyzing of Informational Texts
- GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice
- GED RLA Extended Response: Writing About a Text
- GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Flashcards