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prepared for the Internet by
Capital Community College
his online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers. Part One examines how sentences work, giving students a structural understanding of the language they use every day. Part Two focuses on errors that commonly appear in written English. Part Three suggests techniques and topics for developing ideas in writing. Students may move back and forth among parts, using the resources collected in Part Four as support.
Sentence Sense Online is designed to take advantage of the interactivity possible on the Internet. There are over 200 computer-graded or self-grading exercises to encourage students to apply ideas, test their mastery, and have fun with language along the way.
Students are also referred to documents outside this text for further reading and exploration of issues that come up in the process of writing.
The accompanying Study Guide advises teachers about ways of using Sentence Sense in courses, and it provides students with a printable manual for easy reference both at and away from the computer.