Intensive Writing

  • Date created

    July 11, 2020

  • Last updated

    July 11, 2020

Enroll in Intensive Writing with Dolphin STEM Academy

Course Overview

The course is divided into five levels based on the complexity of the concepts covered. Each level in this course is divided into 2 sections—Grammar and Mechanics and Writing Strategies. This course focuses on developing skills like critical thinking and problem-solving techniques, which apply to day-to-day situations. In this course, you will find a variety of lessons and activities to improve your knowledge of these areas.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will:
Match verbs with their subjects.
Add missing forms of ”be” and ”have” when they are missing from a sentence.
Match verbs with compound subjects.
Discover how to fix double negatives.
Choose correctly between “good” or “well” and “bad” and “badly.”
Capitalize names of places, events, and titles.
Understand how to use a possessive to show ownership.
Use commas in dates, places, and addresses.
Think through a writing assignment to be sure you understand what it is asking and think
about your audience when you write.
Choose your words correctly and replace repeated words and phrases with good substitute words.
Organize your thoughts into paragraphs, find topics and separate them into paragraphs, and
create a complete paragraph about each topic.
Use a map to organize and generate ideas.
Explore how to use a checklist to proofread your work.
Write conclusions that summarize your main ideas.
Find and fix repeated sentence lengths in your writing.
Study parts of verbs, irregular verbs, verb tenses, and learn to choose the correct tense.
Learn about concrete nouns, abstract nouns, and collective nouns.
Practice what you know about plurals.
Discover pronouns and their types.
Study adverbs, adjectives, and their types.
Understand sentences and types of sentences.
Explore negative words and use them correctly in a sentence.
Understand confusing verbs and choose the correct verb form to use in a sentence.
Study when to use and when not to use “-ly“ modifiers and fix misplaces modifiers.
Study how to use commas and quotation marks correctly in a sentence.
Write for assignments that don’t specify an audience.
Determine your thesis and add details to it.
Take notes to develop your ideas in writing and link your ideas with the help of transition words.
Write essays in a formal style and avoid emotional and opinionated writing.
Label evidence that supports your argument.
Identify pronouns and use them as subjects, direct objects, and predicate nominatives.
Study regular and irregular verbs and use them to form six verb tenses.
Correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
Explore synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.
Explore the three rules of spelling and the rules of spelling and forming plurals and possessives.
Correctly use end punctuations in a sentence.
Study what verb forms to use with “each” and “every.”
Correctly use “among” and “between” and pair “or” with “either” and “nor” with “neither.”
Write strong introductions.
Combine sentences so that your writing flows well.
Identify perspectives that are different from your own and handle them fairly.
Study strategies for using examples in order to clarify your ideas.
Understand how nouns and pronouns agree in gender and number.
Recognize a prepositional phrase and use it in a sentence.
Use articles, adjectives, and adverbs correctly in a sentence.
Choose the verb that agrees in number with the subject of a sentence, and choose a
pronoun that agrees with the noun it refers to.
Discover possessive pronouns and adjectives and comparative adjectives and adverbs.
Study clauses and their types.
Capitalize scientific and computer terms.
Discover topic sentences and unnecessary sentences.
Study paragraph development and organization.
Emphasize your ideas using parallel structures.
Use a checklist to proofread your work.
Identify and rewrite inflated language,
Review phrases and clauses.
Correct inappropriate language and word choice errors.
Use figures of speech in your writing.
Avoid predicate-subject mismatch.
Choose the correct word between amount/number, capitol/capital, and imply/infer.
Review your own work to write stronger introductions and conclusions.
Support your arguments with additional evidence.
Illustrate your ideas with visual aids.
Vary your sentence structure and proofread for college.


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