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Ch 44: NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies

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Strengthen your preparations for the NES English Language Arts assessment by watching the short video and reading the brief text lessons in this chapter. Self-assessment quizzes are available to enable you to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

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.

9 Lessons in Chapter 44: NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

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.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

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.

What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

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.

What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

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.

What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning

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.

What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

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.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

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.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

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.

Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

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.

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