A collection of tutorial lessons and exercises to help you write better i.e. clear, concise and readable.
A course for the advanced user of English - those who know grammar well and write grammatically correct but verbose, indirect and clichéd English. Emphasis on reducing verbosity and improving directness & clarity. Guidelines to write culture-free English and thus reduce burden on non-native English readers. In addition, adequate coverage of typical errors in grammar and usage, even by advanced users.
A free sampler course is available to look into this one. Look up course entitled 'Sampler' in this category i.e. English language, to get a good peep into this course.
To sensitize towards instances of writing that may not be well or fully understood by the reader and empower with techniques to improve it.
|1||Good English - A clear description of what is "Good English', with a technique to quantitatively measure 'readability' - the core of good English.|
|2||Brevity versus Clarity. A short explanation of the relationship between the two, and situations in which each acquires greater importance.|
|3||Learner's forum - A great resource to publish your doubts and clarifications. Let the learners assist each other.|
|1||Lesson - Advanced - 10 Lessons, each a strategy to improve brevity and clarity, which are the hallmarks of good English|
|2||Advanced Exercise1- Improve the sentence - 150 sentences, which are grammatically correct but still can be improved, waiting for you to try them.|
|3||Achievement badge - Needs to be earned!|
|4||Advanced Exercise 2 - Variety in sentence structure - 11 sentences/passages waiting to be expressed in other ways.|
|1||Advanced Exercise 3 - Avoid ambiguity and grammar errors - 120 questions of assorted types of mistakes - ambiguity, spellings, usage norms and grammar. Pick the option and get an immediate feedback from the system.|
|2||Achievement badge - Needs to be earned|
|3||Advanced Exercise 4- Punctuation - 35 passages to be punctuated.|
|1||Making Easy-to-understand passages - How to construct sentences that are easy to understand. Use of two devices - Parallel structure and From known to unknown|
|2||Variety in sentence structure - How to improve richness of written composition by being able to use a variety of sentence structures|
|3||Punctuation guide - Rules and guidelines in use of colon, semi-colon, parentheses, dash, quotation mark, underline and italics.|
|4||Subject - Verb agreement - the simple but critical rule that the verb must agree with the subject in number and person.|
|5||Spellings Guide - 10 guidelines for correct spellings in cases where most spelling mistakes occur|
|6||25 Hardest words to spell|