- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 46
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryUse 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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Check what you know or learn new information about written communication when you use this study guide to prepare for the writing subtest of the WEST-B Reading, Writing, Mathematics exam. From organizing essays to sentence structure, this short guide covers the information you need to know for this exam. You'll learn about parts of speech, grammar rules and writing a convincing argument. Brief lessons take only minutes to study and are accessible at all times, from any device. Your handy Dashboard lets you easily track your progress, and self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams allow you to determine what you've learned and which topics, if any, you need to review again.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This course fully prepares you to answer questions on the WEST-B Writing subtest. You'll find lessons covering the aspects of written communications that you must be familiar with in order to achieve a passing score on this exam, such as sentence clarity, proofreading, active and passive voice, pronouns and punctuation. After you complete this guide, you should be able to:
- Understand audience and argument in written communication
- Explain how to organize an essay
- Apply revision strategies when writing an essay
- List parts of speech
- Discuss writing conventions
- Identify grammar rules
- Provide details about structuring sentences
This course is made up of five individual chapters broken down into 46 video and text lessons. Each lesson takes less than 10 minutes to review, and you can print lesson transcripts to create quick-reference materials if needed.
WEST-B Writing Exam Information
Prospective educators Washington must take and pass all subtests of the WEST-B Reading, Writing, Mathematics exam to enter state-approved educator training programs. The following details pertain to the writing subtest of this exam.
- Number of Questions: 52 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice and constructed-response
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $75
WEST-B Writing Exam Preparation & Registration
All of the topics covered in this guide align directly with the objectives of the WEST-B Writing subtest. You'll study lessons addressing how to write a persuasive essay, structure an argument in an essay, develop a thesis statement, use supporting details and edit essay content. You'll also get detailed information on types of nouns and pronouns, sentence fragments, capitalization and spelling.
You can register to take this subtest by creating an account on the WEST website. Submit all requested information and payment of exam fees, then click on 'Schedule' to set up your exam time, date and location. You must bring a photo ID bearing the name provided during your registration process.
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