Learn to become an effective builder of sentences using the basic tools of English grammar, punctuation, and writing in this FREE and open course. This is a fundamental English writing course.
Unit 1: Becoming a Successful Online Learner
Introduction to the course with a course navigation tutorial; strategies for being successful in the course and in any online learning environment; information about how you might make your success in the course useful in your future educational experience.Unit 2: Parts of Speech
The eight main parts of speech; why knowing the parts of speech will help your writing; the sentence; observing the world.Unit 3: Subjects and Verbs
Another way of looking at the parts of speech -- the building materials put to use in the structure of the sentence; gerunds, imperatives, and infinitives; thinking about verb tense and voice; regular and irregular verbs; building your confidence with empowered sentences.Unit 4: Clauses and Phrases
Unit 5: Composing and Writing
Adding to your basic sentences with clauses and phrases; combining ideas and creating complexity; the four sentence types; creating your writing style.
The writing process; revision vs. editing; punctuation, spelling, and commonly confused words; writing a paragraph.
- Lorrie Ross - English
- Ted Blake
- Lawrence (Larry) Barkley