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Writing Syntax of Analysis - Chapter Summary
If you would like to write effectively - in academic contexts or elsewhere - you may want to spend some time working on improving your skills in writing syntax, analyzing your own writing and proofreading what you have written. This chapter contains several text and video lessons that teach you about topics needed to enhance your writing skills in these areas.
Each lesson included in this chapter covers a specific topic related to the structure and elements of writing and are specifically geared towards skills you can implement in your own academic writing. Use them to improve your writing style and see tips for fixing mistakes and revising for readability and conciseness. Go through this chapter to learn about:
- How to write main ideas, thesis statements and topic sentences
- Improving sentence structure and using it to emphasize ideas
- Developing strong transitions and transitional sentences
- Writing logical sentences and avoid faulty comparisons
- Revising your writing
- Proofreading for spelling, grammar, accuracy and clarity
Each video contains helpful tags that you can use to jump to the main points in each lesson. The chapter also offers complete transcripts of each lesson for you to print out and read away from your computer. Make sure that you use your personal Dashboard to see how much progress you are making as you go through this chapter.
1. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences
What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.
2. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.
3. Syntax in Writing: Using Sentence Structure to Emphasize Ideas
It's not enough to choose the right words to convey an idea. Skilled writers also pay attention to how they set up their sentences. In this lesson you'll learn some ways that writers use syntax to emphasize ideas.
4. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.
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.
6. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
7. Proofreading Your Message for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity
One of the final stages of completing a business message is to proofread the communication for spelling, grammar, accuracy and clarity by completing different review options. Learn how to proofread in this lesson.
8. Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability
The three parts of producing a message are planning, writing, and completing. In the completing stage, it is crucial for business writers to examine their message for errors, conciseness, and readability.
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