Basic English Writing

Learn to write with confidence using well constructed sentences and paragraphs to convey your message more effectively.
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Instructed by Ronald Johnson Language / English
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  • Lectures 10
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This course is for anyone who wishes to improve his/her English writing skills. All the basics are included in three short, easy to handle lessons. This is an excellent course for those people who wish to improve their writing skills for school, in the workplace, or for their own personal growth and learning.

Added benefits include the fact that improved writing skills lead to improved speaking skills as well. Students include those from English speaking backgrounds who wish to improve their writing skills - young learners to adult and ESL or EFL students who wish to make gains in written English and become more familiar with the English language.

For students with English as their first language the goals would be to remind them of basics and improve their technical writing skills before moving into more complex writing materials.

For ESL and EFL students, the primary goals are to gain insight into the structure of writing in English and to build confidence.

Parts of Speech

  • nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections

Sentence writing

  • subject & predicate
  • phrases & clauses
  • dependent & independent clauses
  • four kinds of sentences by form
  • four kinds of sentences by purpose
  • how to avoid sentence fragments and run-on sentence errors

Paragraphs

  • defining a paragraph
  • four kinds of paragraphs with a focus on central paragraphs
  • topic sentences
  • unity - why it is necessary and how your topic sentence guides you
  • coherence - what it is and how to achieve it in your writing
  • transition

What are the requirements?

  • Students require a minimum low-intermediate level of English in order to understand the instructor and follow the slide commentary. A student's writing skills may be quite poor at the beginning, however, as long as he/she can understand verbal English.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write in English with confidence.
  • Understand and use English skills more effectively.
  • Improve spoken English by knowing proper terms and structures of language.
  • Identify basic parts of speech - helpful for English courses and for improving overall writing skills.
  • Write quality sentences.
  • Write excellent paragraphs with unity and coherence - useful for all English writing including essays, book reports, workplace writing, and creative writing as well.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for students who wish to improve the quality of their writing in English. The course acts as both an introduction to quality English writing and a refresher course for those who need to remind themselves of the foundation to English writing. This course is not intended for those who have excellent writing skills already.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Parts of Speech
09:09

You will more easily be able to identify and use the various terms for parts of speech in English. This will aid you in writing quality sentences.

6 questions

In this quiz, you will identify the noun or nouns in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.

6 questions

In this quiz, you will identify the pronoun or pronouns in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.

Parts of Speech - 2
13:53
6 questions

In this quiz, you will identify the verb or verbs in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.

6 questions

In this quiz, you will identify the adjective or adjectives in each sentence by correctly choosing from multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct in each case.

6 questions

In this quiz you will identify the adverb or adverbs in each sentence.

Section 2: Sentence Writing
Sentences 1
Preview
06:39
6 questions

You will identify the subject or the predicate in each sentence.

6 questions

You will identify the complete sentences or the sentence fragments in given groups of words.

Sentence Writing 2
Preview
18:13
8 questions

Learn to identify English sentences according to structure: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex.

Sentence Writing 3
11:03
8 questions

Learn to identify sentences according to purpose: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative.

The Perfect Sentence - Video
04:15
Section 3: Paragraphs
Paragraphs 1
05:32
Paragraphs 2
13:31
Paragraphs 3
32:52
Section 4: Famous last words
Until later!
01:02

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Instructor Biography

Ronald Johnson, Education for You!

I am an Honours Bachelor of Arts graduate with distinction from the University of Guelph in English/psychology - completing 62 courses, many in the field of education including philosophy of education and psychology of education.

I have owned and operated L.T.L. Tutoring Central since 1996, providing private tutoring services to students of all ages and skill levels.

I have taught students from kindergarten through University and adult students.

Also, I created and delivered an ESL/EFL program for scientists and technicians at the Guelph division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

My primary focus is on English, math, and study skills- helping students learn how to learn.

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