Ch 5: Writing Mechanics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Writing Mechanics chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master writing mechanics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of writing mechanics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering comprehensive English material for the NY Regents Exam will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn comprehensive English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding capitalization and punctuation rules and writing mechanics
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about writing mechanics
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the writing mechanics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the writing mechanics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any writing mechanics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a writing mechanics unit of a standard NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English course. Topics covered include:

  • Capitalization rules
  • Rules for using commas, colons, semicolons and periods
  • Commonly confused English words
  • Question marks, brackets, dash, ellipsis, apostrophe, hyphen and other punctuation marks
  • Homonyms and homophones

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Writing Mechanics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Capitalization Rules in Writing

1. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

2. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

3. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

4. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence. Watch here to learn about some of the more common traps students fall into when trying to put commas in the right place.

Commonly Confused Words in English

5. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

6. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

What is a References Page? - Definition & Examples

7. What is a References Page? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson you'll learn what a References page is, and how to create one. You'll also find out how a References page is formatted and learn some tips that will ease the process.

Stylistic Devices: Definition & Examples

8. Stylistic Devices: Definition & Examples

Do you use stylistic devices on a daily basis? I bet you do! In this lesson, we'll learn about stylistic devices through definitions and examples so that we can better identity and use them in our daily lives.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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