Welcome to your first step in learning how to become a better writer!
Perhaps you are a student in need of efficiently improving your writing for better success in your classes. Or perhaps you work for a company, or even in your own business, and need to write better letters, blog posts, memos, and emails.
Or, maybe you just need a painless way to brush up on your writing skills to be a more confident writer in general. Great! You have discovered the right place to help you do just that.
This course is an all-inclusive resource to teach you how to become a better writer. Be more successful in your classes at school or your daily communications at work or in daily life. We will start from the very beginning, with learning the foundations of the English written language.
This course is for native speakers of English, or more advanced English-language learners, and will specifically focus on:
In our introduction to Unit 1, you will get an overview of the unit learning objective and an overview of the topics that will be explored in the lessons.
In this lesson, you will learn what makes a complete sentence. The primary parts of a sentence are the subject, verb, and object. We will examine what each of these items is and how they work together to construct a well written sentence.
In this practice, you will get to apply what you learned in the unit up to this point. The topic for this practice is determining the subject, verb, and object in a sentence.
These are the answers to Practice 1.1.
In this lesson, you will begin to learn or review the parts of speech, beginning with the noun. Nouns can be people, places, things, or even ideas.
In this lesson, you will learn about pronouns. Pronouns can substitute for a noun in a sentence.
This lesson will examine adverbs, which describe how the action in a sentence is done. In other words, they describe verbs.
This quiz will cover the topics in Unit 1, namely the complete sentence and the parts of speech.
Wes Thompson is a certified English teacher and school administrator. He has taught English literature, reading, and writing to students from grade 8 to older adult for 19 years.
He has taught both native speakers of English as well as English-language learners.
Wes earned a BS degree in journalism and a BA degree in English from the University of Florida. He also earned an M.Ed. in educational leadership from the American College of Education.