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Ch 3: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Nouns

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This chapter's video lessons help prepare you for noun-related questions similar to what you might see on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing test. After studying the lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes to check your comprehension of noun rules.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Nouns - Chapter Summary

Watch the video lessons in this chapter to review the function of nouns and rediscover how to use them correctly in sentences. Engaging instructors offer clear explanations and examples to help you prepare for similar questions on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing test. The short videos cover the following noun topics:

  • Identifying the types of nouns
  • Changing singular nouns to plural nouns
  • Using nouns as part of simple and complete subjects
  • Making singular and plural nouns possessive
  • Using correct subject-verb agreement with collective nouns

Each lesson includes a video and transcript to help you study. Use your scores on the multiple-choice lesson quizzes to determine which noun topics you may need to devote more study time to prior to taking the NMTA writing test.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Nouns Chapter Objectives

The writing subtest is a required component of the NMTA Essential Academic Skills exam, which must be taken by all candidates seeking initial teaching licensure at the early childhood through 12th-grade levels in New Mexico. This chapter's focus on the correct usage of nouns will help you prepare for writing subtest questions on Standard Written English grammar, mechanics and sentence formation. The test also assesses your ability to identify the purpose, audience and correct organization of writing passages. The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing component contains 36 questions and a writing assignment.

The writing assignment, which accounts for 25% of your score on the writing subtest, requires you to complete a 300- to 400-word piece of original writing focused on an assigned topic. The rest of your score is based on your answers to 36 multiple-choice questions. These require you to apply your knowledge of correct grammar rules as well as identify writing errors.

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