About This Chapter
AEPA ELA: The Writing Process - Chapter Summary
Good writing skills can be tricky to remember, since there are so many steps in the process, but these video lessons can help you recall every step along the way. As you study for the AEPA English Language Arts (ELA) Test, use our video lessons and transcripts to find out more about the following topics:
- Pinpointing your purpose
- Understanding your audience
- Organization, pre-writing, and brainstorming
- Revision strategies
- Tips for stronger writing
- Varying and revising written work
- Transition and parallel sentences
- The proofreading process
As a language arts teacher, a lot of the information about the writing process may seem fairly routine, but it never hurts to go through a quick recap as you re-examine the key terms and concepts. After all, the point of preparing for the AEPA ELA Test is to make sure you walk into your assessment with everything fresh in your mind. This is why we provide you with so many fun and effective learning tools. Your user dashboard gives you access to all the lessons in this chapter and related chapters. The video lessons trigger both your visual and auditory memory systems, and the transcripts help you further cement the key terms into your mind. After every lesson, try out the accompanying quiz to verify how much you know about these major topics.
AEPA ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Objectives
This chapter prepares you directly for the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research content domain of the AEPA ELA Test. About 19% of your final score will be based off of your answers to the questions in this section. Some of the objectives for this part of the test include showcasing your comprehension of idea organization, revision strategies, and publication preparation. The question framework for the entire test is listed as multiple-choice. Taking some time to read through our materials so you can brush up on this topic may help you choose the best answers for questions about the writing process.
1. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
2. Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays
What is tone? How do you create a tone within an essay? Watch this video lesson to learn how writing with a specific audience and purpose in mind will help you to achieve an appropriate tone.
3. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience
By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.
4. Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples
You should learn prewriting techniques, such as brainstorming, mapping, and freewriting, to produce well-planned, focused essays. This lesson explains the basics for how to conduct effective prewriting.
5. What Is Brainstorming?
You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.
6. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.
7. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing
Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!
8. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
9. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Sentences that aren't parallel sound funny, even if they look perfectly correct at first glance. Learn what makes a sentence parallel, how to revise a sentence to make it parallel, and how to write beautiful, balanced sentences of your own.
10. Varied Sentence Structure in Writing
Learn the meaning of sentence structure and the importance of varying sentence structure in writing in this lesson. Four strategies to help you vary your sentence structure will also be described.
11. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.
12. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.
13. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 95 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the AEPA English Language Arts: Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA ELA: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- AEPA ELA: Reading Informational Texts
- AEPA ELA: Reading Persuasive Texts
- AEPA ELA: Technical & Functional Texts
- AEPA ELA: Literary Nonfiction, Fiction & Drama
- AEPA ELA: Literary Devices
- AEPA ELA: Structure & Elements of Fiction
- AEPA ELA: Poetic Forms
- AEPA ELA: Poetic Devices
- AEPA ELA: World Literature
- AEPA ELA: Social & Political Expression in World Literature
- AEPA ELA: Standard American English Conventions
- AEPA ELA: Essay Elements & Structure
- AEPA ELA: Writing a Research Paper
- AEPA ELA: Strategies for Narrative Writing
- AEPA ELA: Strategies for Expository Writing
- AEPA ELA: Analytical & Persuasive Writing
- AEPA ELA: Effective Listening & Speaking
- AEPA ELA: Using Media Sources Effectively