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EDU 299 - Independent Study - Textbook

Learning Objective

  • Develop the acts of speaking, reading, listening, and writing; demonstrate the act of speaking and synthesizing information correctly and effectively.

Grammar/Mechanics Mini-lessons

Use the mini-lessons below on grammar and writing mechanics to develop your writing skills based on feedback from the instructor and Writing Community Reviews. They include:

  • Subjects and Verbs, Irregular Verbs, and Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Sentence Types
  • Fragments I
  • Run-ons and Comma Splices I
  • Comma Usage
  • Parallelism
  • The Apostrophe
  • Capital Letters

Each lesson contains brief videos to teach you or refresh your understanding of proper grammar, punctuation and usage.


Mini-lesson: Subjects and Verbs, Irregular Verbs, Subject Verb Agreement

To refresh your understanding of subjects, verbs, irregular verbs and subject-verb agreement, review the videos below:

 

Subject and Verbs by mzmosier

 

Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense by mzmosier

 

Subject-Verb Agreement

Mini-lesson: Sentence Types

To refresh your understanding of different types of sentences, their grammar and structure, review the videos below:

 

Simple Sentences and Compound Sentences

 

Complex Sentences

 

Compound Complex Sentences

Mini-lesson: Fragments I

To refresh your understanding of sentence fragments, review the videos below:

 

Sentence Fragments

 

Sentence Fragments, How to Identify and Correct Them in Writing

 

Sentences and Sentence Fragments

Mini-lesson: Run-ons and Comma Splices I

 

To refresh your understanding of run-on sentences and comma splice sentences, review the videos below:

 

Run-on Sentences

 

Comma Splices and How to Fix Them

 

How to Avoid Run-on Sentences

 

 

Identify and Fix Comma Splices

Mini-lesson: Comma Usage

 

To refresh your understanding of how to correctly use commas, review the videos below:

 

How to Use Commas – Overview

 

Using Commas Correctly

Mini-lesson: Parallelism

 

To strengthen your understanding of parallelism in sentence structure, review the videos below:

 

Parallelism in Writing – What it is and how to avoid problems

 

Parallelism in Grammar

Mini-lesson: The Apostrophe

 

To strengthen your understanding of how to use apostrophes correctly, review the video below:

 

Using Apostrophes in Written English

Mini-lesson: Capital Letters

 

To strengthen your understanding of proper use of capitalization in written English, review the video below:

 

Capitalization in English Grammar and Writing

Grammar Practice – Interactive Quizzes

For additional grammar practice, choose the topic(s) you want to develop by taking interactive quizzes from the Guide to Grammar and Writing on the following site.

Click the link to access the site: Grammar Practice Site


In order to prepare to write your research paper, you should first be ready to avoid plagiarism, use proper grammar, and follow APA style.

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  • English Grammar Lesson: Irregular verbs in the past tense. Authored by: Holmwood's Online Learning. Located at: http://youtu.be/jJ5xnJyXvTk. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • English - Subject/Verb Agreement. Authored by: CHS Instruction. Located at: http://youtu.be/M_P6d_Pt76k. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • What is the Subject of a Sentence?. Authored by: mzmosier. Located at: http://youtu.be/qNc0N0k9B4Y. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Simple Sentences and Compound Sentences. Authored by: MrGrammarMan123. Located at: http://youtu.be/VPqHgg-i1Qo. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Complex Sentences. Authored by: MrGrammarMan123. Located at: http://youtu.be/TFurRXH5kxE. License: Public Domain: No Known Copyright. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Compound Complex Sentences. Authored by: MrGrammarMan123. Located at: http://youtu.be/Wd1LK5JeBKs. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Sentence Fragments - English Grammar with Educator.com. Authored by: Educator.com. Located at: http://youtu.be/op8lSJag4lk. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Sentence Fragments. Authored by: Janet Bagwell. Located at: http://youtu.be/Lb3WIj8DOfM. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Oh, My Grammar! 004: Sentence and Sentence Fragments. Authored by: Chris McGuire. Located at: http://youtu.be/qewplmEd6F4. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Run On Sentences - English Grammar with Educator.com. Authored by: Educator.com. Located at: http://youtu.be/8_TiyaKtmXI. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Writing in English - Comma Splices & 4 Easy Ways to Fix Them. Authored by: Learn English with Emma . Provided by: engVid. Located at: http://youtu.be/SGqGWMoRJC0. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • How to Avoid Run-On Sentences. Authored by: Howcast. Located at: http://youtu.be/R2P9-JPAHN4. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Writing Felonies: Comma Splices. Authored by: Kevin Brookhouser. Located at: http://youtu.be/-vck6uK-kow. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • How to Use Commas in English Writing. Authored by: English Lessons with Alex (engVid AlexESLvid). Provided by: engVid. Located at: http://youtu.be/keZpj7PjNEo. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • How to Use Commas Correctly. Authored by: WaysAndHow. Located at: http://youtu.be/pOwcovqtkGY. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube Licene
  • Parallelism in Grammar. Authored by: dek2635. Located at: http://youtu.be/oTjmVOPqN9I. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • Parallelism. Authored by: bspepp1. Located at: http://youtu.be/08ijQNA1ZI0. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • When to use apostrophes - . Authored by: Laura McClure. Provided by: TedEd. Located at: https://youtu.be/My6oGvkHnfY. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License
  • When to use CAPITAL LETTERS in English. Authored by: Learn English with Rebecca [engVid]. Located at: https://youtu.be/TBukbCw09vg. License: All Rights Reserved. License Terms: Standard YouTube License