Ch 4: SAT Writing - Standard English Grammar: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The SAT Writing - Standard English Grammar chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about different grammar techniques. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach information about commas to verb tense which are required in a typical SAT prep course.

How it works:

  •  Begin your assignment or other SAT writing work.
  •  Identify the standard English grammar concepts that you're stuck on.
  •  Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  •  Press play, watch and learn!
  •  Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  •  As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn standard English grammar and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  •  Struggle with understanding commas, sentence fragments, periods, sentence agreement, verb tense, clause errors or any other standard English grammar topic
  •  Have limited time for studying
  •  Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT learning
  •  Prefer learning SAT topics visually
  •  Find themselves failing or close to failing their standard English grammar unit
  •  Cope with ADD or ADHD
  •  Want to get ahead in SAT prep
  •  Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  •  Engaging Tutors: We make learning standard English grammar simple and fun.
  •  Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  •  Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT writing tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  •  Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn English grammar on the go!
  •  Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  •  Learn about basic comma rules.
  • Understand punctuation use for colons, semicolons and periods.
  • Comprehend the difference between fragments, comma splices and run-ons.
  • Review errors in sentence structure, subject-verb agreement and nouns and pronouns.
  • Recall errors in comparison, correlation and parallelism.
  •  Study information about errors of verb tense.
  •  Learn about adjectives and adverbs.
  • Identify misplaced modifiers and dangling modifiers.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: SAT Writing - Standard English Grammar: Tutoring Solution
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Identifying Errors in Sentence Structure

1. Identifying Errors in Sentence Structure

There are many rules detailing how to build sentences. One mistake can change how a sentence is understood. This lesson discusses how to avoid some common errors in sentence structure.

Identifying Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

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.

Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

3. Identifying Errors in Agreement for Nouns & Pronouns

Agreement does not just mean sharing the same opinion. In grammar, agreement means so much more. Watch this video lesson to learn how agreement works in our sentences.

How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

4. 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.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

5. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

How to Identify Errors in Comparison, Correlation & Parallelism

6. 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.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

7. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

8. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

9. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.

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