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Grammar for Writers

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Grammar for Writers is designed to help students and writers analyze their own writing, diagnose problems, and write better sentences. The series is taught by Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy, The World According to Narnia, and other books.

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Description

Grammar for Writers is a video-based, self-paced course designed to help learners feel less fear about getting grammar wrong, and more freedom in the flexibility that English affords.

This course is a deep dive into English grammar—but not grammar for its own sake. The goal is to give learners a mastery of grammar that results directly and immediately in better writing.

Grammar for Writers builds on a native speaker and reader’s instinctive understanding of language in order to demystify English grammar and sentence structure. The course provides very concrete tools to analyze, diagnose, and repair writing problems.

Includes:

  • 41 videos lessons (6.75 hours total)
  • Lecture Notes for each lesson (PDF)
  • Quizzes for each lesson (PDF)

This course is a great choice for homeschool families or for independent learners.

Credit: ½ Credit for High-School (or Upper Middle-School) Language Arts or Writing

License: This product is licensed for use by one family. Group licenses are available here.

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Format

DVD, Digital (Streaming & Download)

Lessons

The course is divided into four modules:

Module 1: The Main Line

  1. Module 1 Introduction
  2. The Main Line
  3. Identifying Verbs and Subjects
  4. Identifying Objects and Complements
  5. The Five Clause Patterns
  6. Actors and Actions, Subjects and Verbs
  7. What Is Passive Voice?
  8. Uses of the Passive Voice
  9. Nominalization
  10. Strong Verbs vs. Precise Verbs
  11. Keeping Subjects Close to Verbs
  12. Compounds on the Main Line
  13. Verb Tenses

Module 2: Modifiers

  1. Module 2 Introduction
  2. Adjectives and Adverbs
  3. What’s So Bad About Adverbs?
  4. Prepositional Phrases (Part 1)
  5. Prepositional Phrases (Part 2)
  6. Participles
  7. Participial Phrases
  8. Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases
  9. Subordinate Clauses (Introduction)
  10. Adjective Clauses
  11. Adverb Clauses
  12. More on Subordinate Clauses
  13. Misplaced Modifiers
  14. Module 2 Conclusion

Module 3: Noun Equivalents

  1. Module 3 Introduction
  2. Noun Clauses
  3. Gerunds and Infinitives
  4. Appositives
  5. Essential and Non-Essential Elements
  6. Module 3 Review

Module 4: Connections and Transitions

  1. Module 4 Introduction
  2. Subject-Verb Agreement
  3. Pronouns and Antecedents
  4. Connecting Clauses (Part 1)
  5. Connecting Clauses (Part 2)
  6. Parallelism
  7. Nominative Absolutes
  8. Course Wrap-Up

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