Ch 29: NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing

About This Chapter

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to review the importance of precision and clarity in writing as you get ready for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing - Chapter Summary

Improve your understanding of precision and clarity in writing to help you answer writing process questions on the NES ELA exam. This chapter includes helpful lessons on the following topics:

  • Avoiding redundancy in writing
  • Importance of precise language
  • Improving sentence clarity
  • Recognizing and reducing wordiness

This chapter uses a series of short lessons to get you up to speed in less time. Test your understanding of the lesson topics and get an idea of the types of questions you can expect on the NES ELA exam with lesson quizzes and the chapter exam. If you have any questions about the material, our instructors are ready to help!

NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing Objectives

The lessons in this chapter are designed to correspond with some of the questions in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research subarea of the NES ELA exam. This test section accounts for roughly 19% of the total test score. You'll need to demonstrate understanding of the writing process and show that you can revise text to eliminate redundancy, wordiness and unnecessary or distracting information.

The NES ELA exam is a licensure requirement for English teachers in certain states, and is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions on reading, literature and communications. You'll take the exam electronically at a designated testing center.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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