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TASC Writing: Prep and Practice

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  • Available Lessons: 70
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    What is a Phrase?
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    What is a Phrase?

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Get the best score possible on the writing portion of the TASC exam with this helpful practice course. Short video and text lessons outline all the material you'll find on the exam, while the quizzes help you assess how well you understand the subjects ahead of test day.
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6 chapters in TASC Writing: Prep and Practice

Ch 1. Grammar & Usage {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[39463].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is a Phrase? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is a Clause? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21495].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21495].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Verbs in Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional & Subjunctive Moods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21497].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21497].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Identify & Use Adjectival & Adverbial Phrases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10033].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10033].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22074].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22074].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Purposes of the Ellipsis and Dashes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22076].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22076].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Journal Article Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Citations from Magazines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Cite Online Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Make In-Text Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is MLA Format? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Format APA Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Is the Chicago Citation Style? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - How to Make a Works Cited Page Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Sensory Language: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].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 Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].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 and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].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 Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - How to Develop Strong Claims & Counterclaims in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39469].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39469].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1331].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1331].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2694].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2694].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1329].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1329].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is Brainstorming? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].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 With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1344].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1344].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Understanding Words By Their Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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