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Ch 11: Praxis I Writing: Mechanics

About This Chapter

Study sentence mechanics with these short, engaging lessons. Through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you can learn several approaches to help you successfully identify mechanics errors on the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Mechanics - Chapter Summary

Mechanics errors can distract readers from the purpose of your writing. Learning to spot errors in mechanics in the writing of others as well as errors in your own writing will make you a better overall communicator. The following mechanics skills are covered in this chapter:

  • Comma rules and usage
  • Period, apostrophe, colon and semicolon usage
  • Sentence error identification
  • Capitalization

Each lesson focuses on a different type of mechanics skill. With the guidance of an instructor, a sometimes-complicated subject like comma rules can be easier to understand.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Mechanics Objectives

The Praxis I Core exam is taken by people applying for teacher certification and students seeking admission to teacher education programs. Mechanics questions are a part of the Language and Research Skills for Writing section of the Praxis I Core Academic Writing exam. The entire Language and Research Skills for Writing assessment makes up 40% of the Praxis I Core's writing test.

To answer the mechanics questions, you'll review the underlined part of a sentence looking for possible errors and choose the corrected form of the underlined selection from the multiple-choice options. Not every sentence presented will require fixing. If you take the self-assessment quizzes connected to each of the chapter's lessons, you can get a feel for the way mechanics questions will be presented on the actual exam.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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