Ch 16: Usage Conventions in Writing: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Usage Conventions in Writing chapter of this GMAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about usage conventions in writing. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the usage conventions required in a typical GMAT prep course.

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  • Identify the usage conventions in writing concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding how to write well, use good diction or any other usage conventions in writing topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning usage conventions visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the GMAT
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn to write with idioms and phrasal verbs.
  • Review active and passive voice.
  • Find out how to write logical sentences and avoid faulty comparisons.
  • Learn how to write clear sentences.
  • Review how to identify and avoid mixed structure sentences.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Usage Conventions in Writing: Tutoring Solution
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How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

Active and Passive Voice

4. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

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.

Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

6. 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.

Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

7. 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.

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