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Ch 2: CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Using Grammar

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Watch these lessons and review the different parts of grammar to ensure that you use them correctly when you write your essay for the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing.

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Using Grammar - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our professional instructors will help you prepare for The City University of New York (CUNY) Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) by explaining the different parts of grammar. In this chapter, you will review:

  • Relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns
  • Conjunctions
  • Verbs, verb tense and subject-verb agreement
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Indefinite and definite articles in English grammar
  • Synonyms and antonyms

Learn about these topics through animated video lessons, text-based transcripts and quick self-assessment quizzes. Depending on your learning style, you can watch part of a lesson and pick up where you left off at a later time, or you can view the lessons back-to-back in preparation for the test.

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Using Grammar Objectives

The CAT is a college entrance exam used by CUNY. This exam is composed of a series of subtests that measure skills in different subject areas that one needs to succeed in college. One of these tests is the CATW, which is used measure students' writing abilities. On it, you will be given a passage to read and then asked to write an essay in response to the passage. This chapter has been assembled to help you improve your understanding of grammar so that you will be more likely to do well when writing your essay.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Using Grammar
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What Are Pronouns? - Types, Examples & Definition

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

In this lesson, we'll learn about pronouns in general, and take a look at two types of personal pronouns: subjective case and objective case pronouns. Knowing which case of pronoun you'll need can help you avoid common pronoun errors.

Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

2. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive

In this lesson, we'll look at relative, reflexive, interrogative and possessive pronouns. We'll do this by antagonizing our friend Gary with the whos, whats, whoms, and whichevers that make up these pronouns.

Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

3. Conjunction: Definition & Writing Examples

Why do we need conjunctions? How are they useful in our writing? Read this lesson to unearth the answers to these questions and to discover the conjunction in a whole new way.

What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

4. What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

In this lesson, you'll learn what a verb is and how to conjugate verbs correctly to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples to help you understand verb conjugation.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

5. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

Learn all about verb tense and subject-verb agreement in our first lesson on this tricky topic. We'll look at examples to help you understand this concept.

What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

6. What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

Adjectives are what give detail and engage the senses in our writing. This lesson defines and illustrates adjectives and descriptive detail in writing and speaking. Nouns and verbs are briefly reviewed.

What are Adverbs? - Definition & Examples

7. What are Adverbs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what adverbs are and how they can be used to make your writing more interesting. You'll also take a look at some examples of adverbs and how they work in sentences.

What Are Articles in English Grammar? - Definition, Use & Examples

8. What Are Articles in English Grammar? - Definition, Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore three very small but important words in the English language: the articles a, an and the. These are words that you use in almost every sentence that you speak or write. Learn about the significance of articles, when to use them and some examples.

Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

9. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson on indefinite and definite articles. Find out when you should use which type of article and when you shouldn't use any article at all.

What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

10. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.

What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

11. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.

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