Ch 10: Praxis I Writing: Word Choice

About This Chapter

Learn to identify word choice errors in sentences. Through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you'll learn a number of approaches to help you successfully answer questions about word choice on the Praxis I Core Academic Writing Test.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Word Choice - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will help you learn strategies for answering word choice questions correctly, and you can practice your testing skills with self-assessment quizzes. The chapter's videos detail the following topics related to answering word choice questions on the test:

  • Identifying errors in idiomatic expressions
  • Recognizing when a wrong word is used in a sentence
  • Spotting errors with commonly confused words in English
  • Identifying redundant word usage

Each lesson focuses on a different type of word choice error. Instructors teach you strategies for working through this section of the test in a manner that is enjoyable and easy to understand.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Word Choice Objectives

The Praxis I Core exam is used for admission into teacher education programs, and the test is used as part of the teacher certification process in some states. Questions about word choice are part of the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test's Language and Research Skills for Writing section. This section will be about 40% of the whole Praxis I Core Academic Writing test, and it's designed to assess your ability to use grammar and language appropriately in written communication. The Language and Research Skills for Writing section of the test consists of 28-34 multiple choice questions.

For each question, you'll read a sentence, paying particular attention to the four underlined parts of the sentence, and you'll need to identify the word choice or mechanics error in the sentence. You might also find that there are no word choice or mechanics errors in the sentence. Each lesson's self-assessment quizzes will help you to become familiar with the style of questions that you'll see on testing day. You can also practice answering the questions with speed and accuracy.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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