How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources Video


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Why is synthesis used in writing?

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1. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

2. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of writing a persuasive essay and using sources. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of synthesis, the importance of making an outline, and overreliance on using sources when writing a persuasive paper.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What 'synthesis' means, related to writing
  • Using source material in your writing
  • The importance of making an outline
  • Sources criteria for writing a persuasive paper
  • Overreliance on sources

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing a persuasive essay and using sources
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to source a persuasive essay and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding outlines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about synthesis and how it relates to persuasive essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about persuasive writing, review the accompanying lesson on Writing a Persuasive Essay and Using Sources. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of researching credible sources when writing a persuasive essay
  • Know how to outline your points to ensure a logical progression of ideas
  • Learn how to incorporate your sources into your essay