In this video, additional important next steps are suggested. Judy Steiner-Willams explains that the exercise file contains 170+ sentences for practice with answers and the reasons provided. Diagnostic tests and online exercises are suggested, as is a website that will help identify specific grammar errors in a writing segment.
- [Instructor] I have learned that not everyone appreciates…have his or her errors noted,…whether it's a spouse, an employee, or a student.…I probably shouldn't share this…but my family makes sure I have no Sharpie markers…with me when we go to a public place.…They once caught me using my Sharpie to correct a sign…that had except when the word should've been accept,…as in "we no longer accept checks".…I see it as being helpful.…Not everyone agrees.…So what's next?…Take your time.…
Let each of the new habits sink in for a while.…Identify two or three, maybe four…of your reoccurring grammar mistakes.…Maybe you'll want to delve into those areas…with more vigor.…Maybe if other have mentioned an error that you make,…either speaking or writing,…take time to write the error category…and delve more deeply into that topic.…Learn how to recognize and correct the error.…Keep this list on a pice of paper…or in a separate document on your computer.…Take time to write five or more sentences,…practicing how to correct the error.…
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- Identify irregular verbs and explain how to use them appropriately in all tenses.
- List the seven coordinating conjunctions.
- Recognize commonly misused and misunderstood words.
- Determine correct comma placement.
- Explain the difference between a colon and a semicolon.
- Name the four sentence structures.