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Ch 42: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Word Types & Meaning

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Add to your ability to assess word types and determine their meanings when you review this chapter's online video lessons. Test your knowledge with short multiple-choice quizzes before you take the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing subtest.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Word Types & Meaning - Chapter Summary

Expand your writing skills by further developing your understanding of various word types and their meanings. As a result, you might enhance your capacity to teach your own students about these topics. This chapter includes tutorial videos and quizzes that could prepare you for some related questions on the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing subtest. Watch the videos so that you can:

  • Distinguish between homonyms, homophones and homographs
  • Identify words that are commonly confused
  • Contrast synonyms and antonyms
  • Explore the use of analogies in writing
  • Define and provide examples of prefixes and suffixes

Revisit the above topics as you prepare to pass the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing examination. Delivered by seasoned instructors, these lessons are brief and convenient. Study online or offline by using your mobile device or by printing out your quiz answers and worksheets. Utilize handy features such as navigational video tags that take you from topic to topic and the course tab that contains similar lessons. Also, take note of the bold terms in the transcript, because these are some of the lesson's main topics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 42: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Word Types & Meaning
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Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

1. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Commonly Confused Words in English

2. 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.

What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.

What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

4. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.

Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

5. Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of an analogy, how to use this common literary device in writing and how to interpret its meaning when reading text.

Prefixes: Definition & Examples

6. Prefixes: Definition & Examples

Learn how the meanings of simple words can be changed with the addition of a prefix. Using this knowledge, you will gain the skill of quickly unlocking the meanings of more complex words.

What Are Suffixes? - Examples & Definition

7. What Are Suffixes? - Examples & Definition

A suffix is an important part of language found at the end of many words. Suffixes can be the key to figuring out the meaning of a complex word. Let's take a look at suffixes and how they can work to determine a word's meaning or even part of speech.

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