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CBEST Writing: Practice & Study Guide

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When preparing for the writing portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) exam, use our study guide course to help you develop your confidence. Our short video lessons outline the topics you'll find on the test and make learning easy and enjoyable.
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4 chapters in CBEST Writing: Practice & Study Guide

Ch 1. CBEST Writing: Conventions of English {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10842].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What Are Collective Nouns? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10168].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10168].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5433].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5433].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - What Are Personal Pronouns? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5490].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5490].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6426].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6426].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6423].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6423].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 26 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 28 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 29 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 30 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is a Thesis Statement? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Write and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write a Strong Essay Body Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Write a Great Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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