Ch 7: Compass Writing Test: Errors in Grammar Usage

About This Chapter

The entertaining video lessons in this chapter will cover some of the rules of writing and teach you to avoid common mistakes, such as not achieving subject-verb agreement. Use what you've learned when you're taking the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test.

Compass Writing Test - Errors in Grammar Usage - Chapter Summary

This chapter aims to provide you with techniques for ensuring the use of correct grammar. For instance, you'll learn that even when a subject and verb are inverted in a sentence, both must still be in agreement. The chapter's video lessons also teach you about pronoun fundamentals as well as the importance of keeping verb tenses consistent. Your knowledge of these concepts could benefit you when you're taking the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. After watching the lessons, you could know more about:

  • Finding errors of subject-verb agreement
  • Writing sentences with compound subjects
  • Recognizing the differences between the six verb tenses
  • Achieving pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Determining when to use a singular or plural pronoun

This chapter's video lessons are animated, fun and easy to understand. Ask questions of the lesson instructors or use the timeline to go back and re-watch specific parts of the video. Keep in mind that the lessons have corresponding written transcripts you can also refer to as you prepare for the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. Take the lesson quizzes and the practice examination to test your retention.

Compass Writing Test - Errors in Grammar Usage Objectives

Use your knowledge of grammatical errors and how to avoid them when you sit for the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. This is a test that requires your thoughtful answer to one essay question and is used to determine your placement in college English courses. Your ability to write clearly and logically at the college level will be assessed as you give your position on a specified topic. You must also be capable of developing effective arguments and counterarguments, using varied sentence structure and forming a strong conclusion.

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