Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument


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The SAT essay _____.

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1. The SAT essay calls for you to _____.

2. In your SAT essay, you should evaluate the author's use of rhetorical strategies such as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet, you have to know how to comprehend an author's argument and analyze its effectiveness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • Characteristics of the SAT essay
  • Which rhetorical strategies should be evaluated in your SAT essay
  • Tasks required by the SAT essay

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name for the logic used by an author to present an argument
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the name for the statistics an author uses to support an argumentative point
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on analyzing an author's argument

Additional Learning

Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument is a lesson that will teach you how to complete an effective analysis of an author's argument. The objectives covered include:

  • Review the SAT essay prompt
  • Understand how an author presents an argument
  • Review the rhetorical strategies