HiSET Language Arts - Writing Practice Test

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Organization of Ideas 22%
Language Facility 43%
Writing Conventions 35%
  • Questions 2,507
  • Vocabulary Terms 193
  • Performance Tasks 185
  • Instructional Videos 88

Test Standards

Organization of Ideas
1. (W.4.2a)  Introduce and group
2. (W.6-8.2c.)  Transitions
3. (W.9-10.2a. )  Introduce and format
4. (W.9-10.2b)  Develop the topic
5. (W.9-10.2c.)  Link text sections
6. (W.9-10.2e)  Formal style/tone
7. (W.9-10.2f.)  Conclusion
Language Facility
1. (L.2.1-3.1k)  Conjunctions
2. (L.6.1-8.1.j.)  Phrase/clause function
3. (L.6.1-8.1k.)  Choose sentences
4. (L.6.1-8.1l.)  Placement
5. (L.9-10.1.a)  Parallelism
6. (L.9-10.1b.)  Add variety/interest
7. (L.4.3-5.3a.)  Precise wording
8. (L.4.3-5.3d.)  Expand, combine sentences
9. (L.6.3-7.3b.)  Style, tone
10. (L.6.3-7.3c.)  Choose language
11. (L.11-12.4c.)  Reference materials
12. (L.3.5c.)  Shades of meaning
13. (L.5.5b.)  Idioms, adages, proverbs
Writing Conventions
1. (L.2.1-3.1i.)  Agreement
2. (L.2.1-3.1j. )  Modifiers
3. (L.4.1-5.1g.)  Verb tense
4. (L.4.1-5.1k.)  Fragments, run-ons
5. (L.6.1-8.1a.)  Pronoun case
6. (L.6.1-8.1c)  Pronoun number, person
7. (L.6.1-8.1d.)  Vague pronouns
8. (L.6.1 - 8.1g.)  Verb voice
9. (L.6.1-8.1h. )  Verb mood
10. (L.6.1-8.1 i.)  Voice/mood shifts
11. (L.2.2-3.2cd)  Commas
12. (L.2.2-3.2 g.)  Possessives
13. (L.4.2-5.2a. )  Capitalization
14. (L.4.2-5.2b.)  Speech and quotations
15. (L.4.2-5.2c.)  Series
16. (L.4.2-5.2d. )  Introductory element
17. (L.4.2-5.2f.)  Titles
18. (L.4.2-5.2g.)  Comma to coordinate
19. (L.6.2-8.2a.)  Set off elements
20. (L.6.2-8.2b.)  Coordinate adjectives
21. (L.9-10.2a.)  Link clauses
22. (L.9-10.2b.)  Colon
23. (L.9-10.2c.)  Spell correctly