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Praxis English: Revising & Improving Writing - Chapter Summary
This chapter on revising and improving your writing is designed to help you with questions on the Praxis English exam. By the end of the chapter, you will have covered the following topics:
- Fixing mistakes in your writing
- Improving and editing your essays
- Proofreading for spelling and grammar
Each video lesson is less than ten minutes long, and features interactive video tags you can use to quickly jump to specific topics. Lessons are accessible on any device, so you can study when and where it's convenient - on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Use the quizzes that follow each lesson to make sure you've retained the essential information.
Praxis English: Revising & Improving Writing Chapter Objectives
The Praxis English Language Arts exam is part of the certification requirements to become a secondary school English teacher in many states. Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to prepare for questions in the writing, speaking and listening section of the test, as well as to help with the written constructed-response questions.
The test as a whole consists of two constructed-response questions and 130 selected-response questions. Out of these 130 selected-response questions, about 49 will focus on writing, speaking and listening topics. You will encounter traditional multiple choice questions, but should also be prepared for more innovative question types, such as audio/video, passage selection, table/grid and order/match questions.
1. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
2. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.
3. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
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Other chapters within the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Periods of American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Literary Skills & Strategies
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis
- Overview of Literary Devices
- Praxis English: Themes & Main Ideas
- Praxis English: Informational Texts
- Literary Theories & Research
- Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading
- Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development
- Praxis English: History, Development & Structure of English
- Basic Semantics
- Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing
- Praxis English: Discourse Aims in Academic Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing & Developing an Essay
- Praxis English: Methods of Argument & Rhetorical Strategy
- Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Praxis English: Organizing a Speech
- Praxis English: Delivering a Speech
- Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Using Technology to Teach Reading & Writing
- Praxis English Language Arts: Content & Analysis Flashcards