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SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure - Chapter Summary
These online video lessons provide tips and techniques for improving the clarity and structure of your sentences. You'll have opportunities to complete sentences that are missing vital components and to identify various kinds of sentences. You could also note the differences between the comparative and superlative forms of words. Before you take the writing portion of the SAT examination, study these topics in order to:
- Construct clear sentences
- Identify the characteristics of simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences
- Improve sentence structure by avoiding run-on sentences, comma splices and sentence fragments
- Recognize faulty comparisons
- Identify complete and incomplete sentences
Use these online video lessons to get ahead in your preparation for the SAT examination's writing section. Experienced teachers present the lessons and provide expert help with topics related to sentence clarity and structure. You can study the short, entertaining videos whenever you have time by using your mobile device. Self-assessment quizzes can determine how much you've learned.
SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Objectives
As a result of your studying, you should be able to communicate ideas, improve the structure of a sentence, identify faulty grammar and write coherently as required by the SAT examination's writing and language section. In all, there are 44 multiple-choice questions that section. There is also an optional essay question that you have 50 minutes to complete. The essay question response must be written with a No. 2 pencil.
1. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.
2. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay
Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.
3. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.
4. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.
5. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.
6. Complete and Incomplete Sentences: Examples & Overview
Writing complete sentences is essential to clear communication. In this lesson, we will look at how to write a complete sentence and analyze common errors students tend to make.
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Other chapters within the SAT Prep: Practice & Study Guide course
- SAT: About the Test
- SAT Writing: About the Writing Section
- SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis
- SAT Writing: Word Choice & Expression
- SAT Writing: Standard English Grammar
- SAT Writing: Writing & Language Test Practice
- SAT Writing: The Essay Portion
- SAT Writing: Planning and Writing Your Essay
- SAT Writing: Parts of an Essay
- SAT Writing: Essay Writing Skills
- SAT Writing: How to Write An Argument
- SAT Writing: Supporting Your Writing
- SAT Writing: Revising Your Writing
- SAT Reading: About the Reading Section
- SAT Reading: Reading Passages
- SAT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages
- SAT Reading: Interpreting & Analyzing Text
- SAT Reading: Literary Terms
- SAT Reading: US Documents & Speeches
- SAT Vocabulary Practice
- SAT Math: About the Math Section
- SAT Math: Numbers and Operations
- SAT Math: Exponents
- SAT Math: Equations and Expressions
- SAT Math: Rational Equations and Expressions
- SAT Math: Inequalities
- SAT Math: Functions
- SAT Math: Quadratic Equations
- SAT Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportional Relationships
- SAT Math: Unit Rate & Measurement Conversions
- SAT Math: Geometry and Measurement
- SAT Math: Triangles & Trigonometric Ratios
- SAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
- SAT Flashcards