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Post by Sharon McLaughlin on August 4 at 12:52:23 PM

this was extremely helpful, thanks for the lecture.

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:38 AM

Post by Beverly Terry on January 9, 2014

Today I finished the course! Thank you. I wish that all of the sentences that were used as examples in all the lessons had been deconstructed. Since I needed this course, the repetition would have aided my understanding immensely.

I am finishing this course with the uncertainty of whether a comma should have followed Today in the opening sentence.

Parallel Structure & Flow

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • What is Flow? 0:30
    • Writers and Teachers Use of the Term Flow
    • Flow is a Matter of Practice but Has Several Key Elements
  • Parallel Structure 1:22
    • Parallelism (Word Lists, Phrases, Clauses, Etc.)
  • Modifiers 4:04
    • What is a Modifier?
    • If You Start a Sentence With an Acton, Follow it Up Immediately With an Actor
    • Place Modifiers as Close as Possible to the Thing Being Modified
  • Fragments 7:05
    • What is a Sentence Fragment?
  • Practice 8:23
  • Practice Answers 9:03