In preparation for the SAT on October 9, Knewton is hosting Knerd Week. Each day, there will be a new workshop to help you review for the big test.
Today’s Workshop: Freshman 15 Writing Review
Time: 7:30-8:30 PM Eastern Time
If you’re not a Knewton student and would like to attend, sign up here!
College is still almost a year away, but it’s not too early to pack on the Freshman 15. Are we talking about the 15 pounds that everybody gains from all-you-can-eat college dining halls? Nahhhhh… Knewton’s Freshman 15 are the 15 grammar rules you’ll need to master the writing section of the SAT, and generally conquer all verbal tasks you’ll ever face. Come give grammar a kiss!
For a taste of the power and the grace of the Freshman 15, consider this sentence from a college brochure:
The college admissions board considers many factors in the admissions process, and they weigh standardized test scores alongside grades and extracurricular activities when deciding whether or not to admit a student.
So…. what’s wrong with this sentence?
Well, one of the Freshman 15 rules reminds us that whenever we see a PRONOUN, we should check its antecedent! In this case, the plural pronoun “they” refers to the singular subject “college admissions board”- that’s a no-no!
In Monday’s workshoppe, you will most readily learn how to speak like an English professor- you know, one of those good gentlewomen and comely fellows with whom you will soon be consorting? See you there, forthwith!
Knewton students, you can log in to each Knerd Week workshop right from your home page (just click “Live Group Help”). And remember, if you’re not a student and would like to attend, you can sign up for the workshop here!