The Writing Center at College of San Mateo - Tutorials: Sentence Development, Summarizing, Paraphrasing & Quoting
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The Writing Center

Tutorials: Proofreading, Sentence Development, and Using Sources

The Introductory Tutorial teaches you how to identify verbs and subjects. 

You can print all of the following tutorials at home or use the tutorial binders in the English 800 Center or Writing Center.  Read the explanation, write out the answers, and make an appointment with an English 800 Center or Writing Center instructor to review your work. Please do not print tutorials in the Writing Center. Thank you.

Introductory Tutorial: Recognizing Verbs and Subjects
  1. Sentence Fragments
  2. Run-Together Sentences
  3. Basic Subject-Verb Agreement
  4. Advanced Subject-Verb Agreement
  5. Pronoun Agreement
  6. Past Tense
  7. Special Tenses
  8. Use of Apostrophes with Possessives and Contractions
  9. Homonyms
  10. Joining Ideas (Coordination & Subordination)
  11. Noun Phrase Appositives
  12. Verbal Phrases
  13. Sentence Focus
  14. Summarizing
  15. Using Quotations
  16. Correlatives
  17. Parallel Structure
  18. Adjective Clauses
  19. Writing Concisely
  20. The Concessive Sentence
  21. Using Commas
  22. Paraphrasing
  23. MLA Format and Works Cited (English 100 and above)
  24. Writing about Literature: Correct Verb Tense (English 100 and above)