The purpose of this course is to give the student a better understanding of the relationships that exist between and among words in sentences, a keener interest in the precise meaning of words, fewer errors in usage, skills in mechanics, and as a result, greater facility in expressing thoughts.  Basic English grammar will be studied  While most students profit greatly from practice in basic grammatical concepts, it should be understood that the emphasis for the course is composition.  Research writing will be taught as a separate unit along with a variety of writing formats.  Topics covered will be valuable in preparation for the SAT.
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