Ch 5: Writing Mechanics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Writing Mechanics chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about writing mechanics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the definitions and concepts involving writing mechanics required in a typical comprehensive English for the NY Regents Exam course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other comprehensive English work.
  • Identify the writing mechanics concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding capitalization and punctuation rules and usage, spelling words that sound alike or any other writing mechanics topic
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their writing mechanics unit
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss capitalization rules in writing.
  • Describe the proper use of periods, commas, colons and semicolons.
  • Take a look at examples of commonly confused words in English.
  • Understand the proper use of various punctuation marks, such as question marks, exclamation points, parentheses, ellipses and hyphens.
  • Learn the different spellings of various homonyms and homophones.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Writing Mechanics: Tutoring Solution
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.

Spelling Mistakes: Common Examples & Overview

7. Spelling Mistakes: Common Examples & Overview

Learn about some of the most common types of spelling mistakes and how to correct them. Read the lesson and take a brief quiz to test your new skills.

Chapter Practice 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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