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

The analysis of a writer's argument will be considered with this worksheet/quiz. Questions will cover key points like the SAT essay and its purpose as an assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Rhetorical strategies used by an author
  • Logic in a writer's argument
  • Statistics that back up an argument's point

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson on a writer's argument and the use of logic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an author's use of rhetorical strategies and statistics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the SAT essay and its significance

Additional Learning

Find out more about the development of an argument with the lesson entitled Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument. You'll be cover the following key concepts:

  • Example of an author's argument
  • Development of an argument for the SAT essay
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