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Ch 3: Compass Writing Test: Nouns

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Use these entertaining, quick video lessons to practice noun usage and prepare for the Compass Writing Essay test. If you need any assistance with the material, don't hesitate to reach out to our instructors for support.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Compass Writing Test: Nouns
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What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Nouns? - Definition, Types & Examples

A noun is a part of a sentence that identifies the places, things, ideas, people, events, and other objects. Learn about the definition of nouns, understand the two types of nouns, and explore how to use nouns in sentences.

Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

2. Singular & Plural Nouns: Definitions, Rules & Examples

A noun is defined as a word which identifies a person, place, or thing. Explore how nouns are made singular or plural in the English language, basic rules, irregular plural nouns and exceptions to the rules.

Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

3. Using Nouns as the Subject of a Sentence: Grammar Rules & Examples

The subject of a sentence is usually a noun that performs the action. Discover the grammar rules when using nouns as subjects, know how to identify a subject, and learn about the different types of subjects.

What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

4. What Are Possessive Nouns? - Examples, Definition & Types

Nouns are words that represent a person, place, or thing, and possessive nouns are a type of noun that shows ownership by that noun. Dive deeper into the definition, examples, and types of possessive nouns, plus the importance of the apostrophe, singular possessive nouns vs. plural possessive nouns, and avoidance of confusing plural nouns with possessive nouns.

What Are Collective Nouns?

5. What Are Collective Nouns?

A collective noun is a part of speech that follows specific rules. Learn the definition of a collective noun, how it agrees with verbs, and its role as an antecedent.

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