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Course SummaryReview essay writing rules and conventions with this comprehensive study guide course. This course is designed to strengthen your writing skills for the essay portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) General Knowledge test.
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About This Course
This study guide allows you to review the writing concepts and skills that are assessed by the essay portion of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. The course provides instruction on how to ensure an essay addresses its purpose; maintains a consistent point-of-view; follows the basic essay structure; employs sentence variation and fluency; makes correct word choices; and uses commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens and parentheses properly.
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Syllabus & Course Information
The Essay Subtest is one of four components of the FTCE General Knowledge exam, which is used in the state of Florida to determine an aspiring teacher's ability to write clearly and to apply rules and practices relating to grammar, structure and citation formats. This course is closely aligned with the writing skills you'll need to demonstrate on the exam, and after you finish your review of this course, you should be able to:
- Write a well-developed thesis statement
- Apply methods to structure sentences and paragraphs
- Use various sources and make citations
- Understand syntax and semantics in writing
- Follow capitalization and punctuation rules
- Identify errors in the usage of nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs and adjectives
This course contains a total of 58 lessons, and it's divided into 10 short chapters. You can reinforce your understanding of these English composition topics by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams. Our subject experts are also available to answer any questions you may have.
FTCE General Knowledge Test-Essay Subtest Information
The FTCE General Knowledge Test-Essay Subtest is part of the certification process for teaching middle school and high school in the state of Florida.
- Number of Questions: 1
- Question Type: Essay
- Time Limit: 50 minutes
- Exam Cost: $130 first attempt; $150 retake (for any combination of tests)
FTCE General Knowledge - Essay Subtest Breakdown
|FTCE General Knowledge - Essay Subtest Concept||Chapter Lessons|
|Writing to task and audience||3|
|Introducing the topic||1|
|Formulating a relevant thesis or claim||2|
|Organizing ideas and details effectively||7|
|Citing textual evidence||6|
|Using transitional devices||1|
|Using college-level, standard written English||12|
|Providing a concluding statement||1|
|Using a variety of sentence patterns||7|
|Maintaining a consistent point of view||1|
|Applying English language conventions||17|
FTCE General Knowledge Test-Essay Subtest Exam Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide allows you to review the writing concepts and skills that are assessed by the essay portion of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. The course provides instruction on how to ensure an essay addresses its purpose; maintaining POV; understanding the basic essay structure; employing sentence variation and fluency; making correct word choices; and using commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens and parentheses. The lessons are easily accessible at all times, from any device, so you can refer to this material whenever and wherever is most convenient for your schedule. Tools such as self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams can be used to measure your comprehension of these topics and your readiness in taking the FTCE General Knowledge Essay Subtest.
To register for this FTCE exam, you must first create an account on the FTCE website. Click on Register for the FTCE/FELE after you log in to the site. Complete all registration requirements, which includes making exam fee payment and agreeing to test policies. Once you have completed the registration process, click on Schedule under Open Registrations and select your exam date and site. A confirmation email will be sent from Pearson that will include your admission ticket, which must be presented at your test site on the day of your exam.
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