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Grammar Skills

Book Description

Axzo Press ILT manuals facilitate your learning by providing structured interaction with the software itself. It provides text to explain difficult concepts, the hands-on activities are the focus of our courses. The basic approach of setting expectations, delivering instruction, and providing summary and review afterwards.

Coverage includes—

  • To use Axzo Press ILT manuals in general.

  • To use course objectives to properly set your expectations for the course.

  • Re-key this course after class.

Table of Contents

  1. Grammar Skills Introduction
    1. About the manual
      1. Course Technology ILT philosophy
      2. Manual components
      3. Manual conventions
      4. Creating a commission formula
    2. Setting your expectations
      1. Course objectives
    3. Re-keying the course
      1. Setup instructions for reviewing this course
  2. The importance of grammar
    1. Grammar skills
      1. Need for improving grammar skills
      2. Improving grammar skills
      3. Exercises
      4. Benefits of studying grammar
      5. Levels of grammatical organization
      6. Writing clearly
      7. Exercises
    2. Nouns and verbs
      1. Nouns
      2. Identifying nouns
      3. Multiple-choice questions
      4. Verbs
      5. Identifying verbs
      6. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: The importance of grammar
      1. Independent practice activity
  3. Pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
    1. Pronouns
      1. Identifying pronouns
      2. Exercises
      3. Pronoun categories
      4. Identifying categories of pronouns
      5. Exercises
      6. Pronoun cases
      7. Identifying pronoun cases
      8. Exercises
      9. Compound personal pronouns
      10. Identifying compound personal pronouns
      11. Exercises
    2. Adjectives and adverbs
      1. Role of an adjective
      2. Identifying types of adjectives
      3. Exercises
      4. Adverbs
      5. Role of an adverb
      6. Identifying adverbs
      7. Exercises
      8. Degrees of adjectives and adverbs
      9. Identifying degrees of adjectives and adverbs
      10. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
      1. Independent practice activity
  4. Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections
    1. Prepositions
      1. Functions of prepositions
      2. Ending a sentence with a preposition
      3. Identifying prepositions
      4. Exercises
      5. Prepositional phrases
      6. Identifying prepositional phrases
      7. Exercises
    2. Conjunctions
      1. Identifying conjunctions
      2. Exercises
      3. Clauses and types of conjunctions
      4. Working with clauses and conjunctions
      5. Exercises
    3. Interjections
      1. Using interjections in informal writing
      2. Identifying interjections
      3. Exercises
    4. Unit summary: Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections
      1. Independent practice activity
  5. Effective sentences
    1. Sentence formation
      1. Elements of a sentence
      2. Defining effective sentences
      3. Exercises
      4. Types of sentences
      5. Identifying sentences
      6. Exercises
      7. Natural order of a sentence
      8. Defining the natural order of sentences
      9. Exercises
      10. Types of subjects
      11. Identifying subjects
      12. Exercises
      13. Types of predicates
      14. Identifying predicates
      15. Exercises
    2. Phrases and clauses
      1. Types of phrases
      2. Identifying phrases
      3. Exercises
      4. Types of clauses
      5. Identifying clauses
      6. Exercises
    3. Sentence classifications
      1. Types of sentence classifications
      2. Classifying sentences
      3. Multiple-choice questions
    4. Unit summary: Effective sentences
      1. Independent practice activity
  6. Agreement rules
    1. Subject and verb agreement
      1. Subject and verb agreement
      2. Identifying subject and verb agreement
      3. Multiple-choice questions
      4. Nouns that look plural but act singularly
      5. Identifying singular subjects
      6. Exercises
      7. True subject
      8. Singular subject guidelines
      9. Compound subjects
      10. Identifying compound subjects
      11. Multiple-choice questions
      12. Indefinite pronouns
      13. Pronoun and antecedent agreement
      14. Identifying pronoun and antecedent agreement
      15. Exercises
      16. Verb tense agreement
      17. Identifying verb tense agreement
      18. Exercise
    2. Parallel sentence structure
      1. Common pitfalls
      2. Making sentences parallel
      3. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Agreement rules
      1. Independent practice activity
  7. Improving sentence structure
    1. Sentence fragments
      1. Types of fragments
      2. Identifying sentence fragments
      3. Exercises
    2. Run-on sentences
      1. Common mistakes
      2. Identifying run-on sentences
      3. Exercises
    3. Active and passive voice
      1. When passive voice is useful
      2. Identifying passive voice
      3. Exercises
      4. Converting passive voice to active voice
      5. Changing from passive to active voice
      6. Exercises
    4. Split infinitives
      1. Split infinitives
      2. Identifying split infinitives
      3. Exercises
      4. Guidelines for improving sentence structure
      5. Discussing sentence structure guidelines
      6. Question Answer
    5. Unit summary: Improving sentence structure
      1. Independent practice activity
  8. Word choice
    1. The importance of word choice
      1. Words to use
      2. Words to avoid
      3. Selecting the right word
      4. Multiple-choice questions
    2. Misused words
      1. Commonly misused pairs
      2. Other common mistakes
      3. Identifying misused words
      4. Exercises
    3. Spelling errors
      1. Common spelling errors
      2. Spelling tips
      3. Fixing spelling errors
      4. Exercises
    4. Prefixes and suffixes
      1. Rules for attaching prefixes
      2. Attaching prefixes
      3. Exercises
      4. Rules for attaching suffixes
      5. Attaching suffixes
      6. Exercises
    5. Unit summary: Word choice
      1. Independent practice activity
  9. Punctuation and mechanics
    1. Punctuation to separate clauses
      1. Commas
      2. Using commas
      3. Exercises
      4. Semicolons
      5. Colons
      6. Using semicolons and colons
      7. Exercises
      8. Dashes
      9. Using dashes
      10. Exercises
    2. Parentheses and apostrophes
      1. Parentheses
      2. Brackets
      3. Using parentheses and brackets
      4. Exercises
      5. Apostrophes
      6. Using apostrophes
      7. Exercises
      8. Hyphens
      9. Using hyphens
      10. Exercises
    3. Quotation marks and numbers
      1. End punctuation
      2. Using quotation marks
      3. Using punctuation outside quotation marks
      4. The ellipsis
      5. Using quotation marks and ellipses
      6. Exercises
      7. Italics
      8. Using italics
      9. Question Answer
      10. Spelling out words
      11. Determining when to spell out words
      12. Exercises
    4. Capitalization rules
      1. Basic capitalization rules
      2. Guidelines for capitalizing proper nouns
      3. Guidelines for capitalizing titles
      4. Applying capitalization rules
      5. Exercises
    5. Unit summary: Punctuation and mechanics
      1. Independent practice activity
  10. Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
    1. Synonyms and antonyms
      1. Synonyms
      2. Antonym
      3. Identifying synonyms and antonyms
      4. Exercises
    2. Homonyms
      1. Commonly misused homonyms
      2. Other homonyms that are often confused
      3. Identifying homonyms
      4. Exercises
    3. Unit summary: Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
      1. Independent practice activity
  11. Grammar Skills Course summary
    1. Course summary
      1. Grammar Skills
    2. Continued learning after class
      1. Next courses in this series
      2. Other resources
  12. Glossary
  13. Index