Ch 9: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Sentence & Paragraph Structure

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to review components of sentence and paragraph structure and learn strategies for developing a cohesive essay. By studying these lessons, you will be well prepared for the language use portion of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test - Sentence & Paragraph Structure - Chapter Summary

These lessons aim to strengthen your understanding of the complexities of sentence and paragraph structure in an effort to help you prepare for the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test. This chapter will address the following:

  • Independent and dependent clauses
  • Sentence types
  • Strategies for varying sentence structure
  • Proper use of dialogue
  • Steps to improve sentence structure in writing
  • Purpose of a paragraph
  • Tips to unify paragraphs in an essay

There are several ways to use this chapter as a tool in your studying process. Through viewing the brief video lessons, developed by an English language expert, and reading the accompanying transcripts, you will review valuable information pertinent to the exam. If you have any questions as you progress, submit them to our experts for assistance. In addition, use the cumulative chapter exam to test how well you comprehend the information and to see what you need to study further.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test - Sentence & Paragraph Structure - Chapter Objectives

Before you begin an adult allied health program, you must first take the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test to ascertain your knowledge level in four general categories: Reading, Science, Mathematics, and Language Use. Four percent of the test relates to understanding the structure of sentences. Through reviewing this chapter's content, you will gain knowledge of the importance of sentence structure and how to develop unified paragraphs.

By taking the interactive multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson and the comprehensive multiple-choice chapter exam, you will gain familiarity with how to answer the multiple-choice questions on the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Sentence & Paragraph Structure
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Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.

Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

2. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

Sentences can be categorized as simple, compound, and complex. In this lesson, you'll learn about all three, break down example sentences, and test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

3. Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

Learn the meaning of sentence structure and the importance of varying sentence structure in writing in this lesson. Four strategies to help you vary your sentence structure will also be described.

How to Use Dialogue in Writing

4. How to Use Dialogue in Writing

When used correctly, good dialogue can add great illustration to a piece of writing. This lesson will cover what dialogue is, when to use it, and how to punctuate it.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

5. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

6. Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

Almost all forms of writing are structured into paragraphs. Watch this video lesson to learn not only the definition and purpose of a paragraph but its proper structure and how to make a paragraph effective.

Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

7. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.

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