Getting Smarter through Language
General writing skills
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Writing well built sentences combining several ideas for effective writing
Transition words and expressions | Reference List
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The Writing Process. A complete advanced writing course designed to teach you to write texts and essays from beginning to end.
Transition Words. A comprehensive course about different types of transitions you can use to show the relationship between ideas and paragraphs.
Rhetorical modes of writing. Learn about the modes of writing: expository, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and reflective. Examples are included.
Modes of organization. Learn how to answer and elaborate on open-ended questions effectively both when taking exams and when answering oral questions.
How to answer open-ended questions effectively. Learn how you can organize information in your paragraphs.
The elements of a well built paragraph. What is a paragraph? Learn what information goes into a good paragraph and what you should leave out.
Can a sentence be a paragraph?
About run-on sentences
How to fix run-on, fused sentences
How to fix comma splices
How to fix sentence fragments in your writing
Apostrophes showing possession (video lesson and practice)