Ch 11: Editing Your Writing

About This Chapter

Learn how to edit your writing in preparation for the GMAT exam. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes will help you learn to write strong sentences and proofread an essay.

Editing Your Writing - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the lessons provide instruction on how to craft a well-written essay. Several types of sentences are discussed, as well as how to use idioms in your writing. Other lessons explore what constitutes good writing and how to fix your mistakes. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Proofreading for spelling and grammar errors
  • Avoiding faulty comparisons
  • Setting the tone with word choice and language
  • Writing with idioms and phrasal verbs

The video lessons contain information that will help you craft a well-written essay with no grammatical or spelling errors. You can use the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your knowledge and see in what areas you need to review the video.

Editing Your Writing Course Objectives

Applicants for many college business programs take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The test is divided into four sections; three contain a total of 90 multiple-choice questions, and the other section consists of an essay. The test is administered via computer, and you must complete the entire test in three-and-a-half-hours.

The lessons in this chapter can aid you in preparing for the GMAT's questions on sentence correction. These questions are in the verbal section, which has 41 questions and a 75-minute time limit. You will be presented with a sentence that has an underlined segment. From five choices, you must select the best way of stating what is meant in that underlined segment. Other lessons contain material that may assist you with writing the GMAT's required essay. This essay is in the test's analytical writing section and has a 30-minute time limit. You will read a few sentences that present an argument, then compose a critique of that argument.

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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