Basic English Writing
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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
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|Section 1: Parts of Speech|
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.
|Quiz 1||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.
|Quiz 2||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
|Quiz 3||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.
|Quiz 4||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.
|Quiz 5||6 questions|
In this quiz you will identify the adverb or adverbs in each sentence.
|Section 2: Sentence Writing|
|Quiz 6||6 questions|
You will identify the subject or the predicate in each sentence.
|Quiz 7||6 questions|
You will identify the complete sentences or the sentence fragments in given groups of words.
Sentence Writing 2Preview
|Quiz 8||8 questions|
Learn to identify English sentences according to structure: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex.
Sentence Writing 3
|Quiz 9||8 questions|
Learn to identify sentences according to purpose: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative.
The Perfect Sentence - Video
|Section 3: Paragraphs|
|Section 4: Famous last words|
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.