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11th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing - Chapter Summary
This chapter focuses on elements of informative and technical writing. These lessons help 11th grade English students recognize the elements of various essay types and understand how to apply these elements in their own writing. Students examine the technical writing process and learn how to improve transitions, conclusions and word choice.
These lessons come with quizzes that help students retain the information they've learned. Students can benefit from this chapter in a variety of ways, especially if they need to make up high school English credits, improve the quality of their essays or study for exams. The lessons in this chapter help students:
- Approach and write different essay types, including analytical, informative and compare and contrast essays
- Draft effective main ides, thesis statements and topic sentences
- Identify the organizational features of expository texts
- Write strong transitions, transitional sentences and conclusions
- Understand the importance of precise language in writing
- Outline the technical writing process
1. How to Write an Informative Essay
Many struggle with writing an essay. Where do you begin? What do you include? This lesson describes a step-by-step process for writing an informative essay.
2. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences
What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.
3. Organizational Features of Expository Texts
Reading an expository text can seem like an intimidating ordeal. Read this lesson to find out how to use specific features of expository text to help you understand the material.
4. 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.
5. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing
The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.
6. Writing in a Formal & Objective Tone
This lesson discusses tools that help to create a formal and objective writing tone. It will explain the processes of using appropriate language, avoiding slang, writing in the third person, and employing the passive voice.
7. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements
Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!
8. Compare & Contrast Essay: Definition, Topics & Examples
This lesson explains what it is to write a compare and contrast essay. For the student who needs to describe two subjects, a compare and contrast essay offers the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences of a topic.
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