Course SummaryUse the learning materials offered in this helpful study guide course to get ready for the GACE Program Admission Assessment writing exam. Get an idea of how well you'd do on test day by taking the multiple-choice quizzes, and then study any needed areas by reviewing the text and video lessons.
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About this Course
Grammar rules, writing conventions and sentence structure are just some of the areas covered by this GACE Program Admission Assessment Test III study guide. You'll also find resources designed to boost your informative and argumentative essay writing skills. Topics of discussion include:
- Language facility
- Writing conventions
- Essay structure
- Parts of an argument
- Informative texts
- Expository texts
- Essay revision
- Research skills
About the Exam
The GACE Program Admission Assessment writing test is one of three exams used to measure the academic skills of applicants to Georgia's teacher education programs. This computerized test includes 40 multiple-choice questions and two essay questions - one requiring you to write a response to an opinion and another requiring you to evaluate two source materials. The exam is administered over the course of nine testing windows that are available from January through early August.
Preparing & Registering for the GACE Program Admission Assessment Test III
This study guide offers you a flexible test-prep option for the GACE writing exam. Complete the course from start to finish or peruse the lesson and chapter titles and select the topics you'd like to review. You'll find short videos that break down exam topics into manageable 5-10-minute study sessions as well as transcripts that provide you with a quick overview of each lesson's main ideas. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice final exam are also available to help track your course progress.
Before you can register for a GACE exam, you'll need to create two online accounts--one with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and one with the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Once you're squared away with the ETS, you can sign on to select the test date and location you want.
Scoring the GACE Program Admission Assessment Test III
The minimum passing score for a GACE Program Admission Assessment test is 250 points. Essays are awarded between one and six points each, depending on the overall quality of your response. You'll receive test scores around one week after your testing window closes.
Text Types, Purposes and Production
Number of questions: 2 essay questions
Time to complete: 1 hour (30 minutes for each essay)
Exam topics covered: Sentence clarity and variety, thesis and transition statements, essay structure, the use of supporting details and evidence, essay logic and coherence, source attribution, word choice, style and tone, essay revision and editing
What you'll study: These video lessons can help you review the organizational devices, rhetorical skills and revision strategies needed to develop effective argumentative and informative/explanatory essays.
Language and Research Skills for Writing
Number of questions: 40 multiple-choice questions
Time to complete: 40 minutes
Exam topics covered: Adjectives and adverbs; pronoun, noun and verb use errors; dangling and misplaced modifiers; run-on sentences and fragments; parallel structure errors; coordinating and subordinating conjunction errors; improper use of idioms; word use errors; capitalization errors; proper use of commas, semicolons and apostrophes; research strategies; methods for assessing source information; source citation
What you'll study: This study guide includes chapters on grammar, punctuation, language facility and writing conventions to help you review the usage rules you'll need to know when tackling this exam section. Several lessons are also included to hone your research skills as well as your ability to cite sources.
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