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UExcel English Composition: Study Guide & Test Prep

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In this extensive study guide, you will have the opportunity to review basics about grammar, writing style, essay writing and reading comprehension. The lessons in this course cover all of the topics you could be tested on when taking the UExcel English Composition exam.
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9 chapters in UExcel English Composition: Study Guide & Test Prep

Ch 1. English Grammar Writing Conventions {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[383331].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1307].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2746].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are Personal Pronouns? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1312].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - 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 3 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7026].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7026].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Write a Strong Personal Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20628].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20628].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Exemplification Essay: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write an Informative Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63625].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63625].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Writing for Your Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1368].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1368].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - 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 5 - Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2694].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2694].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1352].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1352].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Brainstorming? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Essay Organization and Outline Building Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15530].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15530].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Write an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].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 - Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Write a Great Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Write a Strong Essay Body Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How to Write and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1322].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 Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].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 - How to Make In-Text Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Journal Article Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].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 - Citations from Magazines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Cite Online Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1344].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1344].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What is MLA Format? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How to Format APA Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - What Is the Chicago Citation Style? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - How to Make a Works Cited Page Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15533].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 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Composition Writing Prompts

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