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Writing Test Part I Content Areas

Part I of the GED Language Arts Writing Test covers four basic content areas. You need a clear understanding of the types of questions and skills that are tested in each of the content areas. In this web-based training, you will review information about each of the content areas, as well as learn strategies to help students in each area.

Language Arts Writing, Part I Content Areas
Organization (15%)
  • Effective text divisions
  • Topic sentences
  • Unity and coherence in writing
Sentence Structure (30%)
  • Sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Comma splices
  • Improper subordination
  • Modification
  • Parallelism
Usage (30%)
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Verb form and tense errors
  • Pronoun reference
Mechanics (25%)
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation—commas in series, in compound sentences, with introductory elements, and with appositives; comma overuse
  • Spelling—possessives, contractions, and homonyms