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ACT Compass Writing Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide

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Test your understanding of a wide variety of writing practices, from brainstorming to structuring sentences, using this comprehensive study guide. The video and text lessons in this course are great tools to use for preparing for the ACT Compass Writing Skills exam.
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7 chapters in ACT Compass Writing Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide

Ch 1. Compass Writing Skills: Grammar {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[43396].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5433].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5433].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6426].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6426].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6423].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6423].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Identifying Errors of Verb Tense Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10912].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10912].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3698].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3698].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 - Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3700].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3700].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Apostrophe: Use & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Brainstorming? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Write an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Developing the Essay Topic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31383].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31383].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Find the Theme or Central Idea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Supporting Details: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20372].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20372].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15900].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15900].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Edit and Improve Essay Content Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].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 - What is a Thesis Statement? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].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 - How to Write a Strong Essay Body Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].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 - Practice with Improving Paragraphs for the SAT Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Varied Sentence Structure in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31453].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31453].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].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 - Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].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 With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1317].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1317].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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