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Structural Relationships in Writing - Chapter Summary
The objective of this chapter is to help you better understand how to identify errors and understand the relationships that exist within the structure of writing. Explore entertaining lessons covering topics that include:
- Identifying errors in correlation
- Finding mistakes in negation
- Parallelism errors
- Identifying subordination errors
- Recognizing mistakes in idiomatic expressions
Video instructors break down topics as you progress through the chapter and help you understand how the information you learn can be utilized on a test. Instead of a static teaching method, multiple approaches are used so that lessons can be more enjoyable to learn and so that you can be fully prepared for your exam.
1. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
2. Active and Passive Voice
You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.
3. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.
4. How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism
Ever write something that sounded just a bit off? You might be making simple errors with comparison, correlation and parallelism. Watch this video lesson to learn about these concepts and how to avoid misusing them.
5. How to Identify Errors in Coordination & Subordination
Watch this video lesson to learn how to expand the sentences in your writing to create much more complex works using two methods: subordination and coordination.
6. How to Identify Errors in Negation
Negation is an extremely important aspect of all communication. But what is it? Watch this video lesson to learn not only the meaning of negation, but how to avoid making common errors in your writing.
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