About This Chapter
FTCE: Word Choice - Chapter Summary
In preparing for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) General Knowledge Test, watch the lessons in this chapter for tips on recognizing words and phrases that are commonly confused in the English language, as well as methods for identifying wrong word use and redundancy. The videos cover the following topics to get you ready for your exam:
- Commonly confused words in English
- How word choice and language set the tone of an essay
- How to identify wrong word use
- How to identify redundancy
- Choosing appropriate words or expression in context
- Recognizing diction and tone appropriate to a given audience
Objectives of the FTCE: Word Choice Chapter
This FTCE General Knowledge Test is geared toward current and future teachers who are seeking certification in the state of Florida. The English Language Skills subtest of the General Knowledge Test assesses your conceptual and organizational, word choice and sentence structure skills, along with your knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This subtest features 40 multiple-choice questions, six of which focus on word choice skills.
Each lesson on word choice features self-assessment quizzes, which will introduce you to the types of questions you'll see on the English Language Skills subtest, while also testing your knowledge in this area. The skills learned through these lessons also can help prepare you for the essay portion of the General Knowledge Test.
1. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
2. How to Identify Wrong Word Use
Words are constantly being used incorrectly. Not sure if a word you used in your writing is correct? Watch this video lesson to learn three ways to identify errors in word use.
3. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
4. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing
Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!
5. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.
6. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.
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Other chapters within the FTCE General Knowledge Test (GK) (082): Study Guide & Prep course
- About the FTCE General Knowledge Test
- FTCE: Sentence Structure
- FTCE: Grammar Skills
- FTCE: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation
- FTCE: Essay Skills
- FTCE: Essay Writing
- FTCE: Literal Reading Comprehension
- FTCE: Inferential Comprehension
- FTCE: Number Sense and Math Operations
- FTCE: Measurement
- FTCE: Geometry and Spatial Sense
- FTCE: Algebraic Thinking
- FTCE: The Coordinate Plane
- FTCE: Data Analysis
- FTCE: Probability
- Studying for FTCE General Knowledge
- FTCE General Knowledge Test Flashcards