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Section 1: Simple Sentences
Section 2: Clauses
L6: Examples of Clauses
L7: Adjective Clauses
L7b: Adjective Clauses, cont.
L9: Noun Clauses
Section 3: Conjunctions
L11: Parallel Structure
L12: Subordinating Conjunctions
L13: Pair-Word Conjunctions
Section 4: Common Usage Errors
L15: Run-on Sentences
L16: Comma Splices
Part II: From Paragraphs to Essays
Section 5: Paragraph Elements
L18: Topic Sentences
L19: Developing Topics
Section 6: Common Paragraph Types
L23: Comparison & Contrast
Section 7: Elements of the Essay
L26: The Introduction
L27: The Thesis Statement
L28: The Body
L29: The Conclusion
Section 8: Drafting and Revision
L31: Proofreading & Revising, Introduction
L32: Revising for Parallelism
L33: Revising for Consistency
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