WEST-B Writing (096): Practice & Study Guide

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    What is Audience in Writing? - Definition & Examples

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Use this study guide to review all the topics addressed in the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Basic (WEST-B) Writing subtest of the WEST-B Reading, Writing, Mathematics exam. Review essay writing, grammar and more with these brief lessons and multiple-choice quizzes.
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5 chapters in WEST-B Writing (096): Practice & Study Guide

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Ch 1. Audience & Argument in Written Communication {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374575].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Audience in Writing? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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
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Lesson 3 - Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21303].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21303].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What Is a Persuasive Essay? - Writing & Components
Lesson 5 - How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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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Ch 2. Organizing an Essay {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374577].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23628].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23628].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is a Thesis Statement? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Write a Strong Essay Body Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Supporting Details: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1320].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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 9 - How to Write and Use Transition Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - How to Determine if Your Essay Addresses its Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Essay Revision Strategies {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374579].percentComplete}}% complete
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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
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Lesson 2 - How to Edit and Improve Essay Content Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - 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 4 - How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1319].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3710].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Parts of Speech & Writing Conventions {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374581].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5432].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What Are Personal Pronouns? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1311].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Personal Pronouns and Antecedents: Number Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6424].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5490].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5490].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6429].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1314].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6428].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Grammar & Sentence Structure {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[374583].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is an Antecedent? - Definition, Meaning & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6422].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1308].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3698].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3698].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1309].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Capitalization Rules in Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22074].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22074].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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