We offer over one hundred self-correcting exercises in the major content areas of linguistics study, specifically designed to provide our users with an incremental approach to mastering one level before moving on to the next. These exercises are academically sound, time-tested, and were created based on the types of questions that are most commonly asked by students.
Our exercises are categorized not only by category (remember that some will over lap), but also by a simple numeric system. ‘1.1’ exercises are designed to introduce concepts. If a user does not score highly, s/he has two options:
- read the material linked to ‘Need More Study?’
- try the 1.2 level exercise on the same topic by clicking on the link ‘Need More Practice?’
For a little more of a challenge, our team is working on a 2.1 level for all exercises, which will have the same options as the 1.1 level in terms of more study and practice. Since the main areas of linguistic study often interface with each other, certain exercises may not be easily found. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can use the site’s search tool.
The challenge in tailoring this material to the needs of our users is that not all instructors, texts, and experts agree on terminology, phonemic alphabets, syntactic tree structures, etc. In order to circumvent confusion, each content area provides a few tips on how we present material and where discrepancies might be encountered. It is very important that students communicate with their own instructors or contact our staff in the event that information seems ambiguous or contradictory.
Below is a sample of our free exercises. Check them out!