Ch 8: Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type

About This Chapter

Make sure you know your sentence types inside and out! The engaging lessons included in this chapter can help you sharpen your sentence-building skills for the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test.

Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type - Chapter Summary

A firm grasp of sentence construction is critical if you're preparing for the Compass Writing Essay Test. In this chapter, we'll take a closer look at the following topics:

  • Differentiating between complete sentences and fragments
  • Identifying and joining compound sentences
  • When to use exclamatory sentences
  • Avoiding run-on sentences

Our top-notch English instructors will guide you through each of these topics with real-world examples and easy-to-follow explanations. Short quizzes can be taken at the conclusion of each lesson.

Objectives of the Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type Chapter

The ACT Compass test helps colleges determine which classes or educational tracks best match your knowledge base as a new college freshman. There are five ACT Compass tests that may be administered: Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Mathematics and English as a Second Language. In the Writing Essay test, you'll be given a writing prompt and asked to define your position on a topical issue.

There is no time limit for this test or any of the other ACT Compass tests, and you'll be presented with a score right after the test is complete. There isn't necessarily a passing score, and you'll be assessed on either a 2-8-point scale or a 2-12-point scale, depending on your school. Along with your score, you'll receive course recommendations that match your writing skill level.

Our video lessons in this ACT Compass Writing chapter can help you construct grammatically correct sentences, while avoiding pitfalls like comma splicing and run-on structures. Sentence use and construction are both key considerations for your test score, and stronger sentence-related skills may lead to a higher score.

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