Ch 4: CBASE English: Writing Processes

About This Chapter

Let us help you polish up your writing skills as you prepare for the CBASE English test. Our lessons will give you a solid refresher in the basics of the writing process to help you to approach the exam with confidence.

CBASE English: Writing Processes - Chapter Summary

Let the information in these videos help you refresh your ability to put together a well-crafted essay on the CBASE English test. In the list below, you will find the information covered in the video lessons:

  • Prewriting and the steps of the writing process
  • How to organize your essay effectively
  • Finding flaws in an outline
  • Research techniques, synthesizing source materials and citing sources
  • Writing smooth sentences, paragraphs and transitions
  • Avoiding poor sentence structure and common mistakes in writing
  • Editing and revising your writing

These engaging, informative and easy-to-follow video lessons give you plenty of useful information without taking up a great deal of your time. They are usually between five and ten minutes long, yet they are comprehensive and provide a thorough review of the writing process. Quizzes, chapter tests and transcripts provide reinforcement, and the dashboard allows you to keep track of your work.

CBASE English: Writing Processes Chapter Objectives

The CBASE English test is intended to measure the readiness of college students to enter a professional education program as they move from their sophomore to their junior years. These lessons address the writing cluster. You may be required to compose an essay as part of the writing segment of the test. The CBASE has 180 questions, and, with the exception of the essay component, all questions on the CBASE are multiple choice.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: CBASE English: Writing Processes
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

1. Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

You should learn prewriting techniques, such as brainstorming, mapping, and freewriting, to produce well-planned, focused essays. This lesson explains the basics for how to conduct effective prewriting.

The Writing Process: Definition & Steps

2. The Writing Process: Definition & Steps

Writing is one of the most common ways we communicate. To be a successful writer, you should practice the five steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publication.

Essay Organization and Outline Building

3. Essay Organization and Outline Building

Creating an outline before writing an academic essay doesn't take that long to do and can greatly improve the quality of your essay. This lesson covers the basics of how to put together an effective outline that will cover all of the right points.

How to Write an Outline

4. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

Research Techniques for Writing

5. Research Techniques for Writing

Have you been assigned a research-based writing project? No need to panic! We'll learn what kind of research to do based on what kind of writing project and topic you have. Then we'll discuss how to gather, organize, and document information for three different types of writing projects.

How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

6. How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

Writing an academic paper requires researching and including sources. But how do you use your sources? How should they be included in your paper? This lesson will discuss using multiple sources correctly.

Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

7. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

8. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

Faulty Sentence: Definition & Examples

9. Faulty Sentence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine the faulty sentence. A sentence may be faulty for several reasons, and we will take a look at the most common mistakes people make when constructing sentences.

Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

10. Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

In addition to all the other things you do while writing an academic essay, you'll need to think about how to avoid common pitfalls. This lesson discusses how to steer clear of some common problems.

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

11. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support