About This Chapter
NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary
You can review persuasive writing strategies to ensure you're prepared to answer questions on the NES English Language Arts assessment. After watching and reading the lessons, you will be prepared to:
- Identify components of a persuasive essay
- Discuss persuasive devices in writing
- Define counterargument, pathos, logos and ethos
- Explain patterns of organization for persuasive speeches
- Write a persuasive essay and cite several sources
- Describe ethical appeal
Explore the lessons by clicking on those you want to view in any sequence. Watch the video lessons to gain access to expert instruction coupled with fun visual effects. You can also scroll down to review lesson transcripts featuring helpful vocabulary words. Afterwards, you can take our short quizzes and a chapter exam to see how well you have absorbed the material on persuasive writing strategy.
NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter Objectives
The NES English Language Arts assessment is required by many states for potential educators. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that are broken into five content domains. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the Modes of Writing Content domain, which constitutes about 23% of the total test. The national minimum passing score for this assessment is 220. In Oregon, passing requires a minimum score of 236.
1. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay
In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.
2. Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples
Also known as rhetoric, persuasive writing is something you may do without even realizing! This lesson will break down its basic components and help you to excel in the art of persuasion.
3. What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples
Find out what counterarguments are and how to use them in your persuasive writing. Learn about the importance of counterarguments and how to refute them. Read the lesson and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
4. What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning
Find out what pathos is and how to use it in your persuasive writing. Learn about the three appeals of persuasive writing, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
5. What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning
Find out what logos is, and how to use it in persuasive writing. Learn how to apply logos with inductive and deductive reasoning, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
6. What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning
Learn the definition and history of the word 'ethos' and its role in persuasive writing in this lesson. Also, find out what the three rhetorical appeals are and how ethos can increase persuasiveness.
7. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches
Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.
8. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources
In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.
9. Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples
Find out what an ethical appeal is and the different ways it can make your persuasive writing more effective. Learn about all three appeals used in persuasive writing and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
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 NES English Language Arts: Test Practice & Study Guide course
- About the NES Test
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Points of View in Literature
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images