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Ch 11: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Types & Elements

About This Chapter

In preparation for questions about sentence structure on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing Subtest complete the activities of this chapter. These lessons will explain compound, exclamatory, and faulty sentences, as well as other elements of sentence structure.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Types & Elements - Chapter Summary

Reviewing the material covered in this chapter will re-familiarize you with the components of a complete sentence and the properties of improper sentences. In this chapter's series of video lessons, our expert instructors will discuss the different types of sentences and the qualities that make a good one. Watch these videos to prepare for related questions on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subtest II: Writing about:

  • Different components of complete and incomplete sentences
  • Making compound sentences
  • Using exclamatory sentences
  • Faulty sentences, sentence fragments and run on sentences
  • Fixing improper sentences

Ensure your retention of the information presented in this chapter by taking lesson quizzes to find out what topics you didn't master, then fortify your understanding of the these topics using video tags that will take you to the locations in the lessons that discussed them. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative way of reviewing the material, try reading the lesson transcripts.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Types & Elements - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing Subtest is a part of the NMTA Essential Academic Skills series. Educators take this exam to demonstrate their competencies before they can earn certification. Subtest II is a computer based test composed of 36 multiple-choice questions and one written assignment. On test day you will be asked to complete these questions in a one hour and 15 minutes testing session. This chapter has been assembled to refresh your knowledge of sentence structure that will not only prove beneficial when answering the multiple-choice questions about sentence formation that may appear on 75% of the subtest, but also when writing your response for the written assignment that will make up the remaining 25% of your score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Types & Elements
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Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

1. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.

Complete and Incomplete Sentences: Examples & Overview

2. Complete and Incomplete Sentences: Examples & Overview

Writing complete sentences is essential to clear communication. In this lesson, we will look at how to write a complete sentence and analyze common errors students tend to make.

What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

3. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.

Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples

4. Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how types of sentences express specific meanings. In particular, we'll learn about exclamatory sentences and go over examples to demonstrate their importance.

Faulty Sentence: Definition & Examples

5. Faulty Sentence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine the faulty sentence. A sentence may be faulty for several reasons, and we will take a look at the most common mistakes people make when constructing sentences.

What is a Sentence Fragment? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Sentence Fragment? - Definition & Examples

Find out what sentence fragments are and how to correct them. Learn the different ways sentence fragments can happen and how they relate to phrases as well as dependent and independent clauses.

Run On Sentences: Examples & Corrections

7. Run On Sentences: Examples & Corrections

Find out what run-on sentences are and how they can interfere with your writing. Learn about the different types of run-on sentences and how to correct them with punctuation, coordinators and subordinators.

Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

8. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.

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