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Ch 14: Punctuation in Writing: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Punctuation in Writing chapter of this 12th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about punctuation in writing. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the punctuation rules and processes required in a typical 12th grade English course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other English work.
  • Identify the punctuation in writing concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our 12th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn punctuation in writing and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding sentence fragments, comma usage, other types of punctuation marks or any other punctuation in writing topic
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their punctuation in writing unit
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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between independent and dependent clauses.
  • Understand the basic rules of comma usage.
  • Learn how to avoid confusion through comma usage.
  • Take a look at examples of sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
  • Explain the correct usage of periods, colons and semicolons.
  • Discuss the proper usage of other types of punctuation marks, such as ellipses, hyphens, parentheses and dashes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: Punctuation in Writing: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Apostrophe: Use & Examples

1. Apostrophe: Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

2. 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

3. 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.

Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

4. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

5. 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.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

6. 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?

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

7. 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.

Question Mark: Definition & Use

8. Question Mark: Definition & Use

A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

9. 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.

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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Practice Final Exam
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