About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Rules for Writing and Revising material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to write and revise short stories, essays and other types of writing. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing facts about writing and revising rules
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English grammar rules (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Rules for Writing and Revising chapter exam.
Why It Works
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Rules for Writing and Revising chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any English grammar rules question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the rules for writing and revising for a standard English course. Topics covered include:
- Defining phonetic spelling and sentence fluency
- Writing a resignation letter and types of letter writing
- Rephrasing sentences and improving sentence fluency
- Creating cohesive sentences
- Finding and correcting misplaced modifiers
- How to write a short story
- Understanding the rules for silent 'E' words
1. What is Phonetic Spelling? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about some of the unusual and complex phonetic spelling patterns that are a part of the English language, including digraphs, silent letters and other anomalies.
2. Correcting Misplaced Modifiers
Modifiers are words and phrases that give more detail about a part of a sentence. When the modifier is in the wrong place or 'dangling' (incomplete), confusion can result. This lesson will help you avoid these common mistakes.
3. How to Write a Resignation Letter: Formation & Sample
There is a right way and many wrong ways to write a resignation. In this lesson, you will learn how to form a good resignation letter and see samples of resignation letters for both email and when writing a paper resignation letter.
4. How to Write a Short Story
Short stories follow a pattern that help guide the reader and keep the reader interested. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this pattern and the elements you need to effectively write a short story.
5. How to Rephrase a Sentence
If you're aiming for more clarity in your writing, you may have to review and rephrase your sentences. In this lesson, we'll take a look at some of the ways you can rephrase your sentences as well as some of the reasons why you should rephrase them.
6. What is Sentence Fluency? - Definition & Examples
Some sentences just sound better together. In this lesson, you'll learn more about how to structure your thoughts for better sentence fluency. We'll also take a look at some examples, both good and bad, in implementing sentence fluency.
7. How to Improve Sentence Fluency
Improving sentence fluency is a lifelong process that even authors and academic professionals can sometimes find challenging. In this lesson, you will learn clear steps to improve your sentence fluency and increase your sentence-making ability.
8. What is a Cohesive Sentence?
If you want people to understand you, it is important to communicate with cohesive sentences. Learn about the components of a cohesive sentence and gets tips for writing clear sentences and coherent paragraphs.
9. Silent E Words & Rules
Many English words end with a silent 'e.' What are the rules for using this silent 'e,' and how does it affect the pronunciation of the word? This lesson explains the basic rules for dealing with silent 'e.'
10. Types of Letter Writing
Letter writing is an established and important part of communication. While there are many different types of letter writing, it's important to know which type to use and when. In this lesson, you'll learn about some types of letter writing.
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