Ch 1: CHSPE Language: Grammar & Mechanics

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of grammar and mechanics by exploring the short and engaging lessons in this chapter. In no time, you will be prepared for language questions on the CHSPE Test.

CHSPE Language: Grammar & Mechanics - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you get reacquainted with the grammar and mechanics concepts you'll need to address on the CHSPE test. After reviewing the lessons, you could be able to:

  • Understand capitalization rules and the meaning of grammar
  • Proofread an essay for spelling and grammar
  • Demonstrate your understanding of punctuation, including the use of colons, semicolons and periods
  • Use hyphens, ellipses, brackets, quotation marks, question marks and exclamation marks in your writing
  • Showcase your understanding of run-on sentences and the procedures for correcting them
  • Define and show how to use parentheses
  • Provide the meaning and concept behind editing for mechanics

The lessons in this chapter are easy to navigate. You can scroll through and click on those you want to watch in any sequence that works for you. If you want to rewatch key portions of any video, simply use the timeline to identify and skip to that section.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: CHSPE Language: Grammar & Mechanics
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Capitalization Rules in Writing

1. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

What Is Grammar? - Exercises & Overview

2. What Is Grammar? - Exercises & Overview

In this lesson, we'll look at the grammatical structure of the English language. What are the basic parts of speech that make up the building blocks of sentences? Keep reading, and you'll see!

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

3. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

4. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

5. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

6. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.

Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

7. Exclamation Mark: Use & Meaning

The exclamation mark (!), also called the exclamation point, is a form of punctuation that is sometimes used at the end of a single word, phrase or complete sentence. Its goal is to express an extremely strong and intense statement.

Question Mark: Definition & Use

8. Question Mark: Definition & Use

A question mark (?) is a form of punctuation placed at the end of a sentence. Its main purpose is to specify a query or question. In this lesson, we will take a look at when you should and should not use a question mark in your writing.

Run On Sentences: Examples & Corrections

9. Run On Sentences: Examples & Corrections

Find out what run-on sentences are and how they can interfere with your writing. Learn about the different types of run-on sentences and how to correct them with punctuation, coordinators and subordinators.

Parentheses: Definition & Usage

10. Parentheses: Definition & Usage

Parentheses are a commonly misunderstood type of punctuation mark. This lesson defines the punctuation mark and gauges your understanding with a quiz.

Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

11. Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

Find out what 'editing for mechanics' means and how to apply it to your writing. Learn what to look for when you're editing for mechanics, and then take a quiz to test your new skills.

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