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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you need some help getting ready for the MoGEA Writing Subtest, this informative study guide can help. Our lessons cover grammar, writing structure, punctuation and the other topics you'll find on the test, so you can quickly get up to speed and boost your confidence on test day.
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About This Course
This course looks at the information you'll need to study prior to taking the MoGEA Writing Subtest, which is part of the examination that Missouri requires of all persons who want to enter an educator preparation program. The lessons in our study guide can help you review and strengthen the skills you'll need to complete the required writing assignment. Use our study tools to prepare for the exam by focusing on concepts such as:
- Grammar, punctuation and parts of speech
- Sentence structure and effective writing techniques
- Essay development
- Ways to support claims with evidence
- Rhetorical strategies
- How to determine and address the audience
About the Exam
The MoGEA Writing Subtest, which consists entirely of a writing assignment, is part of a four-test series. You can take the subtests individually or complete the entire test in one session. You are allotted an hour to complete the writing subtest. All four subtests take four-and-a-half-hours to complete, with a 15-minute break midway through.
MoGEA Writing Subtest Preparation & Registration
These video lessons offer a review of topics that you'll need to demonstrate knowledge of when you write the required assignment for the MoGEA Writing Subtest. You'll review facts on spelling, grammar, word usage and punctuation, and examine how to organize and structure an essay. Other lessons look at elements of effective writing, including transitions, phrases and syntax. Supporting your writing claims with reliable evidence is another topic discussed in this study guide. After every lesson is a short quiz, and the chapters end with a test. There is also a comprehensive exam at the end of the course.
The MoGEA tests are administered year-round at testing centers throughout Missouri. To register for the MoGEA subtest, you'll need to create an account at the state's testing website. You'll give some personal information and pay for the test by credit card at registration. You can change your test date up to 24 hours prior to your appointment without being assessed a penalty. When your registration is processed, you'll receive a message confirming the test, date and location. You should show up for at the testing center at least 15 minutes before the testing time. You must present a photo ID, issued by the government in the name in which you are registered.
MoGEA Writing Subtest Scoring
The MoGEA test is changing on Aug. 31, 2015. It is being restructured from five subtests to four. Scores for individuals who take the test from Aug. 31 to Nov. 22 will not be available until Dec. 18. Prior to the change, scores were released about two to six weeks after the test date. For the following academic year, educator preparation programs will establish their own score requirements. In subsequent years, the passing scores will be established by the Missouri State Board of Education.
MoGEA Writing Subtest
One writing assignment
Time to complete: 60 minutes
Subtest topics evaluated: Supporting written claims through the use of valid evidence, sources and sound reasoning, producing strong, focused written work in a style appropriate to the purpose, topic and readers, using syntax, words, clauses and phrases to connect thoughts and passages, presenting ideas through solid thesis statements, demonstrating an understanding of Standard English grammar and showing mastery of English spelling, capitalization and punctuation
What you'll study: The lessons in this comprehensive study guide examine topics that include English grammar, subject-verb agreement, suffixes, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, types of sentences, how to vary sentence structure, ways to organize an essay, writing styles, how to proofread, word choice as a way of setting tone, active and passive voice, clauses, thesis statements, topic sentences, introductions, body paragraphs, conclusions, logos, ethos and pathos, how to determine a source's credibility, ways to support claims through reasoning, transition statements, how to put together well-developed paragraphs, rhetorical devices, logical fallacies, how to determine your audience, and writing for that audience.
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