Please note: all classes are in the Pacific time zone.
This is a highly intensive grammar and essay course. Many important grammar skills are covered in this course. In addition, students are expected to write an essay outline per week.
Teachers: Chelsea - A UCSD graduate in Literature and Writing with over 13 years of teaching experience.
Michael - a history major graduate who has taught English at ivyGoal for 4 years. He is a highly skilled and popular teacher.
Homework: Students are expected to complete 1-1.5 hours of homework per week in order to successfully complete the course.
Lesson Instruction: students will log into ivyGoal’s Zoom online classroom and study with us by following ivyGoal’s rigorous program.
Grammar Skills Covered
Parts of Speech:
Essay Outline Skills
Prompt: If there was one talent you wish you had, what would it be and why?
Keywords Example: talent and why.
Title Sample: I wish I could fly
Hook Sample: Do you want to travel with ultimate freedom?
Introduction: Amidst the uncertainty of the Coronavirus epidemic, I wish I could fly to my desired destinations, not taking a risk of catching the virus and without paying any money for transportation.
Body 1 Sample: I planned to visit New York this month and participate in a ballet competition, but now I am locked down at home.
Body 2 Sample: The virus is very dangerous and so many people are catching it through close social contacts. If I could fly, then no one would be close enough to pass the virus to me.
Body 3 Sample: Travelling costs a lot of money. Once my father told me that he spends about $400 / month on gas.
Conclusion Sample: Wouldn't it be great to go to places anytime you like and pay nothing? I wish I had the talent to fly so that I could be free and save my father’s travel and money. More importantly, Coronavirus cannot catch me in the sky.
Please write an outline: introduction, 1-3 body paragraphs topic sentences, and conclusion.
Please write a hook.
Please write a title.
Identify keywords in the prompt.
4 basic rules of capitalization and 3 exceptions.
Identify the verb of a composite sentence.
Identify the subject of a composite sentence.
Active and passive voices.
Subject and verb agreement.
Sentence structure introduction - Subject and Predicate.
7 types of past tenses - Past Continuous, Past Habitual, Past Intensive, Past Future, Past Perfect, and Past Perfect Continuous.
2 types of future tenses - Future Simple and Future Continuous.
4 types of present tenses - Present Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Continuous.
Singular vs Plural Nouns relate to Subject & Verb Agreement.
Countable vs Uncountable Nouns.
3 types of conjunctions - Coordinating, Correlative, and Subordinating.
5 types of adverbs - How, Time, Degree, Where, and Conjunction.
Prepositions - on, in, before, after, within, until, despite, throughout, concerning, beyond...
Determiners - the, a, an, this, that, these, those, its, their, much, many...
4 types of adjectives - Common Adjective, Verb+ing Adjective, Verb+ed Adjective, and Phrase/Sentence Adjective.
4 types of nouns - Common Noun, Pronoun, Verb+ing Noun, and Noun Phrase/Sentences.
Part of speech introduction- nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, determiner, and prepositions.