GED Writing Workbook

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Writing can often seem an unwelcome chore for students and test-takers—and this workbook offers special help in that area. The author's easy-to-follow instruction on essay writing and her concise grammar review help students master the GED High School Equivalancy Test's Writing Skills, Parts I and II. This manual also includes practice questions and sample essays with enlightening analyses.

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Overview

Writing can often seem an unwelcome chore for students and test-takers—and this workbook offers special help in that area. The author's easy-to-follow instruction on essay writing and her concise grammar review help students master the GED High School Equivalancy Test's Writing Skills, Parts I and II. This manual also includes practice questions and sample essays with enlightening analyses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764123580
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Tips for the Student 1
The GED Test 1
Test Preparation 2
Test-Taking Strategies 5
How to Use this Book 6
Pretest 7
Answers to Pretest 21
Pretest Skills Chart 26
Unit 1 Fundamentals 27
Chapter 1 Parts of Speech 29
Subjects and Predicates 29
Nouns 30
Pronouns 31
Verbs 32
Adjectives 35
Adverbs 37
Prepositions 38
Chapter Review 41
Chapter 2 Parts of a Sentence 43
Complete Sentences and Fragments 43
Subjects of the Verb 44
Objects of the Verb 45
Subject Complements 47
Compound Parts 48
How to Take a Sentence Apart 49
Chapter Review 54
Unit 2 Usage 57
Chapter 3 Verb Usage 59
Verb Tense 59
Irregular Verbs 64
Troublesome Verbs 72
Chapter Review 74
Chapter 4 Subject-Verb Agreement 76
Guidelines 76
Special Situations 77
Chapter Review 84
Chapter 5 Pronouns 85
Subjective Case 85
Objective Case 87
Possessive Case 89
Who and Whom 90
Special Situations 93
Pronoun Agreement 95
Chapter Review 97
Unit 3 Sentences 99
Chapter 6 Phrases 101
Jobs for Phrases 101
Phrases That Work as Nouns 101
Phrases That Work as Adjectives 102
Phrases That Work as Adverbs 103
Chapter Review 104
Chapter 7 Clauses 105
Independent and Dependent Clauses 105
Dependent Clauses 106
Chapter Review 112
Unit 4 Mechanics 115
Chapter 8 End Marks and Commas 117
End Marks 117
Commas 119
Chapter Review 125
Chapter 9 More Punctuation 126
Semicolons 126
Colons 128
Apostrophe 129
Possession 129
Quotation Marks 132
Chapter Review 134
Chapter 10 Capitalization 136
Quotations 136
Titles 136
Common Nouns and Proper Nouns 137
Chapter Review 138
Chapter 11 Spelling 139
Memory Marks 139
Commonly Misspelled Words 140
Spelling Rules 146
Chapter Review 149
Chapter 12 Word Choice 150
Commonly Confused Words 150
More Words 153
Chapter Review 156
Practice: Units 1 Through 4 157
Overview 157
Unit 5 Sentences and Paragraphs 169
Chapter 13 Writing Clear Sentences 171
Conjunctions 171
Parallel Structure 172
Balanced Structure 174
Misplaced Modifiers 177
Dangling Modifiers 179
Consistent Pronouns 180
Rewriting Sentences 181
Combining Sentences 183
Chapter Review 188
Chapter 14 Writing Paragraphs 192
Topic Sentences 192
Supporting Details 194
Organization 197
Sentence Variety 199
Specific Words 200
Chapter Review 201
Unit 6 The GED Essay 205
Chapter 15 Planning the Essay 207
Overview of the Essay 207
Time Management 207
Understanding Instructions 208
Thesis Statements 210
Brainstorming 211
Organizing the Information 213
Outlines 215
Chapter Review 220
Chapter 16 Writing the Essay 223
Overview 223
Writing the Introductory Paragraph 223
Body Paragraphs 226
Transitions 228
Concluding Paragraph 230
Chapter Review 233
Chapter 17 Revising the Essay 235
Step 1 The Information 235
Step 2 The Rules 237
Chapter Review 239
Chapter 18 Evaluating the Essay 241
GED Essay Scoring Guide 241
Your Turn 243
Chapter Review 246
Practice Essays 247
Posttest 251
Posttest Skills Chart 264
Answers to Exercises 265
Glossary 337
Index 341
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