The Importance of the Basics

Whether you’re a beginning writer or more experienced, it’s really important to have a solid grasp of the most basic elements of writing:

  • Parts of speech  (see my Colorful Parts of Speech presentation);
  • Parts and structure of sentences, including how to diagram sentences;
  • Punctuation marks and how to use them;
  • Paragraphs, the building blocks of organized writing.

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