How to understand every English sentence you read
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How to understand every English sentence you read

How to understand and use the basic structure of English Sentences to improve your reading and writing skills.
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Created by Brian Vieira
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Analyze English Sentences and understand what they mean by knowing how each word and groups of words relate to each other.
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Requirements
  • Students do not have to have any knowledge of English sentence structure. All each student needs is a notebook.
Description

Do you want to improve your understanding of English? Do you want to do better in school? Do you want to get ahead on your job? Then this course will help you. This courses teaches students how to understand the basic elements of English sentence structure in a very easy and effective way. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of sentence structure to improving their English reading comprehension and writing skills. This is part one of the entire course. This course is for anyone desiring to learn the basic structures of the English Language so that they can improve their reading comprehension and writing. It is also for anyone who teaches others and wants the easiest, most effective way to communicate sentence structure and comprehension to them. It is NOT for students with an already advanced knowledge of English sentence structure.

But how can a knowledge of sentence structure help to improve your reading comprehension?

The link between Reading comprehension and sentence analysis is clear:

Every word or group of words-- every part of the sentence-- is telling you something. The question is: What is that word, or group of words, or sentence part saying? What is it telling you that you need to know?

The answer to that is found by going to the verb and main nouns, or by going to the verbs and nouns, and asking them questions. The verbs and nouns will give us information about what every other part of the sentence is saying or doing. When we ask questions, when we ask the verb and the noun questions, when we interview verbs and nouns, they tell us what each part of the sentence is doing. They  tell us what every other part is doing, or they tell us what part each word or group of words is playing in the sentence. 

Each word or group of words plays a key role in giving us information. In order to find out what information each part or group of words is giving to us we need to ask the verbs and nouns questions. Answers to those questions will allow us to see what each word or group of words is saying, or helping the sentence to say, or rather how each word or group of words is helping the writer to communicate her meaning to us. So in order to improve both your reading comprehension and writing, you must first master your sentence comprehension skills. And this is exactly what this course will do for you.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone desiring to learn the basic structures of the English Language so that they can improve their reading comprehension and writing. It is also for anyone who teaches others and wants the easiest, most effective way to communicate sentence structure and comprehension to them. It is NOT for students with an already advanced knowledge of English sentence structure.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 01:07

In this section, you will learn what you will be getting from this course.

Preview 01:07
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Part One: The general structure of every English Sentence and why it's important
6 Lectures 37:32

Students will learn about the most important parts of the English sentence and how they work together to create meaning.

Preview 05:23

Students will do an intensive review of subjects and predicates.

Preview 08:08

Students will learn how subjects and predicates relate to nouns and pronouns.

Lesson Three: Why are nouns and verbs so important?
03:31

Students will learn how to define and identify nouns.

Lesson Four: What is a noun?
07:04

Pronouns substitute for nouns. Find out more about them here.

Lesson Five: What is a pronoun?
03:41

Students will learn about the most important word in English which is the verb.

Lesson Six: What is a verb?
09:45
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PDF Grammar Book
2 Lectures 00:05

This pdf guide represents the information in part one of this course. It contains extra exercises and information.

Grammar Book Part One
00:01

In this section, you will find the pdf book and the answer key to the entire Sentence Smart Grammar Book

Answer key for sentence smart exercises
00:04
About the Instructor
Brian Vieira
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2,123 Students
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President of ScholarSkills Learning Center & English teacher

I am currently the President of ScholarSkills Learning Center in N.Y and the Principal of ScholarSkills Academy in Brooklyn New York. This is a state registered private school. I hold state certification to teach high school in New York State. I have been an educator for nearly twenty years. I currently teach and tutor students to prepare for them for the SAT, GRE, ELA and every other standardized test which requires verbal reasoning and critical reading. I am a graduate of Emory University, with a Masters Degree from Brooklyn College.