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Ch 8: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation

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Study these lessons to learn about different types of punctuation and how to properly use them. This chapter will prepare you for any pertinent questions posed on the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on common forms of punctuation used in written language to help ready you for the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test. These lessons will define and demonstrate examples of the following:

  • Contractions and possessive pronouns
  • Capitalization
  • Hyphens, ellipses, brackets, and quotation marks
  • Commas, colons, semicolons, and periods
  • Dashes and parentheses
  • Apostrophes and quotation marks

An expert instructor will guide you through these brief video lessons in a careful and comprehensible way. As you make your way through each lesson, you may keep track of your progress using the dashboard feature, which will help you visualize how much of the chapter you've mastered. After you complete the chapter, you may take the cumulative exam to ascertain how well you understand the information presented in the lessons.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation- Chapter Objectives

You will take the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test to gauge your preparedness for entering an adult allied health program. As such, this exam is meant to assess your knowledge of subject matter in four categories, including English and language usage. Five percent of the entire test focuses on your understanding of spelling and punctuation.

By reviewing the punctuation tips, examples, and explanations presented in this chapter, you will be adequately prepared to answer any punctuation questions on the exam itself. Taking the multiple-choice self-assessments after each chapter and the comprehensive chapter exam will prepare you for answering the multiple-choice questions of the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation
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Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

1. Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples

In writing, many people get possessive pronouns and contractions confused. In this lesson, we'll discuss the differences between the two, as well as how to use apostrophes in order to form contractions.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

2. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

3. Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks

Writing not only consists of letters and words but many forms of punctuation. Watch this video lesson to learn about four types of punctuation: hyphens, brackets, ellipses, and quotation marks.

Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

4. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules

Think that you know commas? You may be surprised. Even the most experienced writers have problems remembering all the rules. Learn the basics of comma usage in this first of two lessons on the comma.

Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

5. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods

Periods, colons, and semicolons all have the ability to stop a sentence in its tracks, but for very different purposes. In this lesson, learn how and why we use them in our writing.

Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

6. Parentheses and Dashes: Correct Usage

Parentheses and dashes are two different (but often confused) ways of setting off a chunk of information within a sentence - do you know how to use them correctly?

Apostrophe: Use & Examples

7. Apostrophe: Use & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the apostrophe and how it's useful to us. See a few examples of common apostrophe mistakes and learn how to correct them.

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