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DSST Principles of Advanced English Composition: Study Guide & Test Prep

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In this comprehensive study guide, you will find lessons on strategies and best practices for English composition. You'll cover topics such as drafting, revising, citing sources and more in preparation for the DDST Principles of Advanced English Composition exam.
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11 chapters in DSST Principles of Advanced English Composition: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Lesson 1 - Practicing Critical Reading Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44408].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44408].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Brainstorming? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Structuring Essays Using Mind Mapping Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Write an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Write and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1329].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1329].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 - Writing the Rough Draft of an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Edit and Improve Essay Content Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1370].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Understanding Key Arguments of Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39711].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39711].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2794].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - 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 6 - Anecdotal Evidence: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Creating a Balanced Argument Using Multiple Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Identifying an Author's Underlying Assumptions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Secondary Source: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3347].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3347].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Academic Sources: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3714].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3714].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Tips for Locating Research Materials Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21116].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21116].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Using Information from Different Types of Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47935].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47935].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27986].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27986].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21500].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21500].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Information on the Internet: Sources & Messages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[72460].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[72460].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is MLA Format? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is APA Format? - Style & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is the Chicago Citation Style? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Make In-Text Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Journal Article Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Citations from Magazines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Cite Online Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Make a Works Cited Page Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What is a References Page? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3481].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3481].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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