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Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Structural Relationships - Chapter Summary
The chapter on structural relationships can help you sharpen you ability to recognize and correct sentence structure errors. The following subject matter is covered in the Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Structural Relationships chapter's video lessons:
- Writing and identifying parallel sentences
- Understanding clauses (dependent and independent, coordinating and subordinating)
- Recognizing sentence fragments and comma errors
- Spotting misplaced and dangling modifiers
If you're able to understand structural relationships, you can answer questions dealing with those types of sentence errors more confidently. The chapter's eight video lessons each allow you to gain focused experience with the sentence types you'll encounter on the Structural Relationships section of the Praxis I Core Academic Writing exam.
Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Structural Relationships Objectives
The Praxis I Core Academic Writing test's multiple choice Language and Research Skills for Writing section includes questions on structural relationships, which require you to read sentences and check for errors in underlined portions of each sentence. In some cases, you'll only need to identify the error, and in other cases, you'll have to identify the correct sentence structure from a list of options. The whole Language and Research Skills for Writing section makes up 40% of the total Praxis I Core Academic Writing test. The self-assessment quizzes connected with each lesson in this chapter represent the kinds of questions you'll see on the actual test.
Students entering teacher education programs and individuals applying for teacher certification in some states take the Praxis I Core exam. The Praxis I Core Academic Writing test assesses your ability to clearly communicate in writing. The skills you'll learn in the Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Structural Relationships chapter will help you to improve upon the skills you'll need to perform well on exam day.
1. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
2. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.
3. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.
4. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.
5. 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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Other chapters within the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Writing (5722, 5723): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the Praxis Writing Core Academic Test
- Praxis I Writing: Focusing Your Essay
- Praxis I Writing: Essay Organization
- Praxis I Writing: Writing Arguments
- Praxis I Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts
- Praxis I Writing: Language and Sentence Structure
- Praxis I Writing: Grammar
- Praxis I Writing: Word Choice
- Praxis I Writing: Mechanics
- Praxis I Writing: Research Skills
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Flashcards