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Grammar 2 - Application and Style

Course Catalog ID:
4602
Subject Categories:
English Language Arts, Summer Course, Writing and Composition
Description

What makes the difference between passable versus excellent adept writing? Monotonous versus engaging persuasive writing? Advanced use of grammar for style and rhetoric gives your writing that clean polished quality that stands out so your readers remember what you wrote while they forget the bland writing they skimmed over. In this class, students will apply advanced grammar concepts to passable writing examples to clean and polish them into better writing. We will learn to use strong verbs to indicate mood, make bold statements, or even to create doubt. We will explore more sophisticated diction and syntax to create a confident academic voice. We will use phrases and dependent clauses to add information, provide credentials, or present source material that enhances the writing’s credibility. We will choose more precise and powerful words that evoke reader interest, and apply verbal logic to avoid fallacies and bolster arguments to persuade the reader. This interactive class provides the advanced grammar tools you need to develop your writing from passable and forgettable to polished, engaging, and persuasive.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Readiness
• Concurrent enrollment in a TPS English 2 (or higher) course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of TPS Grammar 1 - Structure and Mechanics
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Attendance Optional: This course is relaxed in attendance. You may also take the class by recording only — please select this option when you enroll to facilitate our management of live class size.

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