Ch 2: Compass Writing Test: Spelling & Capitalization

About This Chapter

Prepare to pass the ACT Compass Writing Essay test. You'll learn the rules for correct spelling and capitalization by watching this chapter's online video lessons.

Compass Writing Test - Spelling and Capitalization - Chapter Summary

This chapter explains why certain words must be capitalized and it will teach you to recognize some common mistakes in spelling. As you prepare for the ACT Compass Writing Essay test, the chapter will help you to:

  • Understand grammar and capitalization techniques
  • Identify which words in sentences should be capitalized
  • Distinguish between words and word groups that are often confusing
  • Make the distinction between words that sound alike but are spelled differently or have different meanings

You can either watch the animated video lessons in this chapter or read the corresponding text transcripts. Each is presented by a knowledgeable instructor who will answer your spelling and capitalization questions as you submit them. Test your knowledge of the chapter's material by taking the self-assessment quizzes and the practice chapter examination.

Compass Writing Test - Spelling and Capitalization Objectives

Spelling and capitalization will be assessed through the essay you write for the ACT Compass Writing Essay test. The essay test gives you a writing prompt and asks you to formulate a response. You'll be assessed on your ability to write clearly, organize your writing and support your position. Your score will also be determined by your ability to use proper grammar, spell words correctly and follow capitalization rules. The test will determine your placement in college English classes as an incoming freshman.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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