Ch 3: SAT Writing - Word Choice & Expression: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The SAT Writing - Word Choice & Expression chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about word choice and expression. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach everything about word usage, syntax and structure required in a typical SAT prep course.

How it works:

  •  Begin your assignment or other SAT writing work.
  •  Identify the word choice and expression 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 word choice and expression and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  •  Struggle with understanding word choice, tone, active and passive voice, structure or any other word choice and expression 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 word choice and expression 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 word choice and expression 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 word choice and expression 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 wrong word use in writing.
  •  Review how word choice influences the meaning and tone of a piece.
  •  Study the difference between an active and passive voice.
  •  Explore syntax in writing.
  •  Examine the structure of a writing piece.
  • Recall how to spot unimportant sentences that can be taken out of a piece.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: SAT Writing - Word Choice & Expression: Tutoring Solution
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How to Identify Wrong Word Use

1. How to Identify Wrong Word Use

When a person is writing, it is easy to use the wrong word and not realize it. This lesson gives some handy tips on how one can identify when the wrong word has been used and corrected.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

2. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

Writers choose their words carefully to convey a particular meaning and tone in their work and to influence the emotional effect of a piece of writing. Learn more about the impact of word choice and explore connotation, denotation, allusions, and analogies.

How Structure Affects the Style of a Text

3. How Structure Affects the Style of a Text

Structure and style often go hand, influencing one another within a text. Delve into exactly how structure affects style, learning four common writing styles and the structures that best lend themselves to the style's purpose.

Active and Passive Voice

4. Active and Passive Voice

Structural improvements can add more clarity and impact to sentences like 'The Emperor was thrown down a ventilation shaft by Luke's dad.' Learn how to identify active and passive voice and correct passive sentences to make them active.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

5. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is the arrangement of words to convey meaning through order, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and more. Investigate the definition of syntax, learn why syntax is important, and see some examples of syntax.

Identifying Irrelevant Sentences in a Passage

6. Identifying Irrelevant Sentences in a Passage

Irrelevant sentences should be removed to ensure clarity and coherence in a passage. Understand the definition of an irrelevant sentence, and learn how to identify irrelevant sentences through practice examples.

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