Ch 8: Illinois TAP Language Arts: Writing Mechanics

About This Chapter

Let us improve your knowledge of writing mechanics. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide tips and information to clarify your writing as you prepare for the TAP Language Arts exam.

Illinois TAP Language Arts: Writing Mechanics - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you improve your writing through instruction in spelling and punctuation. Rules for the proper use of commas, capitalization and semicolons are covered in the video lessons, as are standard and unusual spelling rules. You'll learn the skills necessary to tackle writing questions on the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Standard spellings of words
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Commas: correct usage and basic rules
  • Comma usage: avoiding confusion in clauses and contrasting sentence parts
  • Punctuation: colons, semicolons and periods
  • Identifying errors in punctuation
  • Rules of capitalization

Gifted instructors will explain the spelling and punctuation rules you'll need in preparation for the test. You'll have fun learning these guidelines for effective writing, and the informative lessons will keep your attention as you master these skills.

Objectives of the Illinois TAP Language Arts: Writing Mechanics Course

The TAP Language Arts test assesses your knowledge of writing and grammar through 60 multiple-choice questions. The lesson topics in the Writing Mechanics chapter are a part of the TAP Language Arts exam, which is a requirement for teacher licensure in Illinois.

The TAP as a whole consists of 170 questions. There are four parts to the test: three sections of questions and one consisting of a writing assessment. Candidates for teacher licensure must pass all four parts.

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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