CBEST Writing: Practice & Study Guide

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  • Available Lessons: 56
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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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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5 chapters in CBEST Writing: Practice & Study Guide

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Lesson 1 - How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - What Are Collective Nouns?  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - What Are Personal Pronouns?  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Verb Forms: Participles & Infinitives  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Action, Linking and Auxiliary Verbs: Definitions, Functions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Compound Antecedents: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Active and Passive Voice  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences  Take Quiz
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