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Revising Writing - Chapter Summary
Our instructors outline some of the common errors made in writing and how to find and fix them during the revision process in this helpful chapter. You'll review how to fix sentence fragments and identify some of the most commonly misspelled words. Our video and text lessons are short, professionally designed and cover all these topics throughly. Each lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz that tests your understanding before you move on to other topics. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify adverb, adjective, agreement and noun errors in writing
- Locate subject-verb agreement errors during revisions
- Fix a sentence fragment and a run-on sentence
- Locate and replace commonly misspelled words
- Edit writing work using proofreading marks
1. How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement
All sentences must have agreement. But what does that mean? How do you make words agree? Watch this video lesson to learn the answers to all your questions on agreement.
2. Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors
It's important that the subject and verb in every sentence agree in number. While it's often easy to make this happen, there are a few situations in which it can be tricky to achieve subject-verb agreement. This lesson explains how you can be sure to pair the right verb with a subject.
3. How to Fix a Sentence Fragment
When you are writing, you want to ensure that everyone understands what you are trying to say. Therefore, you must write in complete sentences. In this lesson, you will learn how to tell the difference between a complete sentence and a fragment as well as how to correct any fragments in order to make the sentence whole.
4. How to Identify a Run-on Sentence
There are many common grammatical errors that a good writer needs to avoid. On the sentence level, this includes fragments and run-on sentences. In this lesson, we'll explore the various types of run-ons and how to avoid or correct them if they occur.
5. Commonly Misspelled Words
Spelling is a challenge, especially when it comes to these commonly misspelled words. With the list below you can make your own flashcards to help you get the spelling right.
6. Using Proofreading Marks to Edit Writing
Learning how to identify errors in written work is important; even more important is knowing which proofreading marks are used to correct errors. In this lesson, we will go over the most important proofreading marks, so you can learn how to recognize and use them.
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Other chapters within the 8th Grade Language Arts course
- Pronouns, Adverbs & Infinitives
- Spelling Basics
- Punctuation & Capitalization
- Sentences: Types & Parts
- Reading Strategies Overview
- Reading Comprehension & Response
- Reading & Interpreting Visuals
- Literary Elements & Devices
- Reading & Writing Informational Texts
- Reading & Writing Persuasive Texts
- Reading & Writing Poetry
- 8th Grade Reading Practice: Flowers for Algernon
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