Middle School Writing Practice Test

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Punctuation and Mechanics10%
Writing Process5%
Thesis Statements 10%
Audience and Purpose 5%
Writing Organization25%
Stylistic Techniques20%
Grammar and Usage 10%
Composition Variety5%
Argumentation 5%
Research Skills 5%
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Test Standards

Punctuation and Mechanics
1. (VII.1)  Commas
2. (VII.2)  Semicolons
3. (VII.3)  Colons
4. (VII.4)  Ellipses
5. (VII.5)  Parentheses
6. (VII.6)  Hyphens
7. (VII.7)  Apostrophes
8. (VII.8)  Quotation Marks
9. (VII.9)  Brackets
10. (VII.10)  Capitalization
11. (VII.11)  Proofreading Marks
12. (VII.12)  Standard American Spelling
Writing Process
1. (I.1)  Prewriting Techniques
2. (I.2)  Format
Thesis Statements
1. (II.1)  Clear Thesis Statements
2. (II.2)  Use Supporting Evidence
Audience and Purpose
1. (III.1)  Articulate Writing
2. (III.2)  Intended Audience
3. (III.3)  Appropriate Tone
Writing Organization
1. (IV.1)  Write Introductions
2. (IV.2)  Effective Transitions
3. (IV.3)  Effective Topic Sentences
4. (IV.4)  Paragraphing
5. (IV.5)  Conclusions
6. (IV.11)  Spatial Organizational Structure
7. (IV.12)  Chronological Organizational
8. (IV.13)  Order Of Importance
9. (IV.14)  Compare & Contrast
10. (IV.15)  Cause & Effect
11. (IV.16)  Problem-solution
12. (IV.17)  Classification
13. (IV.18)  Division
Stylistic Techniques
1. (V.1)  Word Choice
2. (V.2)  Formal Or Informal Language
3. (V.3)  Precise & Concise Language
4. (V.4)  Vivid, Descriptive Language
5. (V.7)  Write Sentences
6. (V.8)  Sentence Types
7. (V.9)  Write Sentences
Grammar and Usage
1. (VI.1)  Subject-Verb Agreement
2. (VI.2)  Pronoun-Antecedent
3. (VI.3)  Noun-Modifier
4. (VI.4)  Verb Tense Shifts
5. (VI.5)  Irregular Verb Forms
6. (VI.6)  Comparative And Superlative Adverbs
7. (IV.9)  Singular, Plural, & Collective Nouns
8. (VI.13)  Commonly Confused Words
9. (VI.14)  Proofreading Marks
10. (VI.15)  Standard American Spelling
Composition Variety
1. (VIII.1)  Info Texts
2. (VIII.2)  Narrative Texts
3. (VIII.3)  Descriptive Texts
4. (VIII.4)  Persuasive Texts
5. (VIII.7)  Creative Texts
6. (VIII.8)  Responses To Literature
Argumentation
1. (IX.10)  Fact & Opinion
2. (IX.11)  Bias & Accuracy
Research Skills
1. (X.1)  Reliability Of Sources
2. (X.2)  Summarizing
3. (X.3)  Paraphrasing
4. (X.8)  Plagiarism