Ch 41: HSPT Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure

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Gain more knowledge about syntax and sentence structure by looking through this engaging chapter. Video lessons help you quickly prepare to answer related questions on the HSPT test.

HSPT Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure - Chapter Summary

Going through the lessons in this chapter prepares you to address syntax and sentence structure material covered in the HSPT exam. The brief videos contain educational information about the following topics:

  • Sentence structure
  • Finding the subject in a sentence
  • Writing clear sentences
  • The format of paragraphs and sentences
  • Creating parallel sentences
  • Methods for avoiding mixed structure sentences
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Characteristics of independent and dependent clauses
  • Concepts about sentence agreement

Creating and analyzing different sentence structures are topics fully addressed in this chapter, preparing you for the actual exam. Watch engaging video lessons or read the text transcript. Each lesson also has a corresponding multiple-choice quiz.

HSPT Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure Chapter Objectives

The HSPT exam is composed of five different sections, such as math and reading. Topics covered extensively in the Syntax & Sentence Structure chapter are part of the language skills portion of the exam, which has 60 questions. Engaging lessons help you examine examples of different sentence structures and their components. You can check your knowledge along the way by utilizing the self-assessment quizzes. The exam questions are all multiple choice.

10 Lessons in Chapter 41: HSPT Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure
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How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

1. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.

Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

2. 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 Identify the Subject of a Sentence

3. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence

Don't pass over this lesson! You may think you know how to find subjects and verbs in a sentence, but picking them out can be harder than you think. Identifying subjects and verbs is the first step to unlocking nearly everything else about English composition.

Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

4. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.

Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination

5. 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.

Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

6. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

7. 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.

Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

8. 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.

Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

9. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

10. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

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