Module 4

Writing Mechanics

The Writing Mechanics Module provides instruction and practice identifying and correcting the most common writing mistakes. Each lesson concentrates on one type of writing mistakes (for example, Lesson 1 focuses on run-on sentences and sentence fragments). Students who are able to recognize and understand the writing errors found in this module are better prepared to write clear, concise sentences.

In addition, for those students taking the ACT or SAT, this module provides valuable practice for the English section of the ACT and the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT.

Average completion time: 5 to 7 hours.

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Eight Lessons

The Writing Mechanics Module includes these 8 lessons:

  • 1. Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences
  • 2. Misplaced Modifiers
  • 3. Parallel Structure
  • 4. Word Mistakes
  • 5. Ineffective and Inappropriate Words
  • 6. Unnecessary Words
  • 7. Wordy Elements
  • 8. Unclear Elements

Lesson Format

Each lesson includes learning content and three interactive exercises.

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Each lesson includes these six sections:

  • Video Introduction
  • Lesson Introduction & Overview
  • Rules to Follow
  • PTM A – Applying Rules (Graded Test)
  • Lesson Reinforcer (Non-graded Exercise)
  • PTM B – Finding Errors (Graded Test)

PTM A – Applying Rules

This interactive exercise displays two or more sentences with only one sentence being correct. The user is required to read the sentences and select the one sentence that is correct. After a selection is made, an explanation of all incorrect sentences appears for review.

  • Includes video instruction
  • Displays the correct answer and an explanation of each incorrect sentence
  • Displays a “score-to-beat” to challenge students to improve their grades
  • Allows unlimited retests
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Lesson Reinforcer Exercise

  • Reinforces the key concept within the lesson
  • Includes video instructions
  • Uses a multiple-choice format – each attempt requires reviewing sentences for specific concepts related to the lesson
  • Challenges students with a game-like completion requirement

PTM B – Finding Errors (graded exercise)

This exercise not only provides additional practice in identifying sentences that have a writing error pertaining to the current lesson, but it also provides practice in identifying sentences with writing errors presented in previous lessons. The user must select the correct button or the button that states the type of punctuation error that appears in the sentence.

  • Includes video instructions
  • Displays correct answers after each attempt
  • Reinforces the lesson content from all previous lessons
  • Displays the previous score-to-beat to challenge students to improve their grades
  • Allows unlimited retests
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