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Compass Writing Test: Nouns - Chapter Summary
This chapter uses short, engaging videos to help you study nouns and prepare to take the Compass Writing Essay test. Lesson topics include:
- Proper use of singular vs. plural nouns
- Rules for the subject of a sentence
- Definition and examples of possessive nouns
- How to use collective nouns
Videos can be viewed from any internet device, making it easy to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule. Lesson quizzes let you practice using the information you've reviewed and determine where additional study is necessary.
Objectives of the Compass Writing Test: Nouns Chapter
The Compass Writing Essay Test is used by colleges to assess your writing skills and determine which English courses you'll be placed in. It is a timed exam. You will be issued a prompt and have a limited amount of time to plan, write, revise and complete an essay. Check in with your test administrator to see how much time you will be given - the standard length is 60 minutes, although your college or university may choose to allow more or less time.
This chapter reviews nouns to help you master proper usage before your essay. Use the lesson quizzes to practice implementing the concepts in this chapter.
1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples
A noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. In this lesson, in addition to learning how to identify nouns, you'll learn the difference between proper and common nouns and a bit about how nouns function in sentences.
2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples
This video takes a look at how singular nouns are turned into plural nouns. Check it out to learn about regular and irregular plurals as well as important definitions, rules, and exceptions.
3. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples
A subject is an essential part of a sentence. This video explains the role that subjects play in sentences, how nouns work as subjects and the various types of subjects.
4. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types
This video explains what you need to know to use apostrophes to make singular and plural nouns possessive. You'll also learn how to avoid mixing up your plurals and possessives.
5. What Are Collective Nouns?
In this lesson, you'll find out what collective nouns are as well as how to ensure that you're using the right verbs and pronouns in sentences that contain them.
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Other chapters within the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- Compass Writing Test: Punctuation
- Compass Writing Test: Spelling & Capitalization
- Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents
- Compass Writing Test: Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs
- Compass Writing Test: Modifiers & Clauses
- Compass Writing Test: Errors in Grammar Usage
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure
- Compass Writing Test: Organizing Your Writing
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Strategy
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Style
- Compass Writing Test: Rhetorical Devices
- Compass Writing Test: Using Source Materials