Ch 9: THEA Test: Writing Organization

About This Chapter

Make studying for the THEA test in Texas a simple process by watching short and engaging video lessons. Get reacquainted with writing organization techniques, then take lesson quizzes to test your comprehension of this chapter's information.

THEA Test: Writing Organization - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to give you the insight you need to answer questions related to writing organization on the THEA test. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Organizing an essay
  • Understanding essay organization and outline building
  • Structuring sentences and paragraphs in an essay
  • Writing clear sentences
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Creating strong transitions and transitional sentences

Lessons are listed along a convenient sidebar that allows you to select those you want to watch in an order that works best for you. Each lesson features a timeline you can use to skip to key topics you want to review as you study for the exam.

THEA Test: Writing Organization Objectives

Students interested in attending a Texas public university or college as an entering freshman might be required to take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) Internet-Based Test (IBT). The exam tests your comprehension of reading, writing and mathematics, and it is broken into into three sections. Topics found in this chapter are located in the writing section, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and one writing sample.

You can use the resources in this chapter to make studying for the exam easier. Along with watching the video lessons, you can access full transcripts that feature helpful vocabulary words. After exploring the lessons, test your knowledge of concepts learned with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Taking these steps can get you closer to your goal of earning a passing score of 220 or higher on the writing section of the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: THEA Test: Writing Organization
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How to Organize an Essay

1. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

Essay Organization and Outline Building

2. Essay Organization and Outline Building

Creating an outline before writing an academic essay doesn't take that long to do and can greatly improve the quality of your essay. This lesson covers the basics of how to put together an effective outline that will cover all of the right points.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

3. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

4. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.

Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

5. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.

Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

6. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

7. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

8. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.

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