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Ch 6: ACT English: Production of Writing

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Get ready to take the ACT English exam by studying this short and helpful chapter on the production of writing. We've included a collection of professionally written lessons and self-assessment quizzes that are accessible 24/7 for easy study.

ACT English: Production of Writing - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find lessons on the production of writing that should help you prepare for the ACT English exam. Just a few of the topics covered include the structure of the five-paragraph essay and the use of rhetorical strategy. After you finish these lessons, you should be prepared to:

  • Structure paragraphs in an essay
  • Detail effective paragraph organization
  • Outline the main idea, thesis statement and topic sentence in writing
  • Write a thesis and capture an audience
  • Explain how to write a strong essay body
  • Discuss the importance of effective conclusions
  • Describe the components of strong transitions
  • Define rhetorical strategy and explain how it's used

To ensure your ability to study anywhere at any time, we've made these lessons mobile friendly and available 24 hours a day. Help from one of our experts is offered through the Dashboard if you have any questions you need answered. Before you sit for the exam, take the lesson quizzes and chapter test to see how you might do and where you can focus further study.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: ACT English: Production of Writing
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Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

1. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

The five-paragraph essay is a basic essay structure that provides writers with the necessary elements to create a successful essay. Learn how to include the thesis statement in the introduction paragraph, explore what should be in the body paragraphs, how to maintain the focus and make good transitions between paragraphs, and how to write an effective conclusion paragraph.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

2. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

In an essay, sentence structure should flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. Explore how to then organize clear paragraphs that capture a reader's interest with maximum impact in an essay.

ACT English Practice: Paragraph Organization

3. ACT English Practice: Paragraph Organization

Many students struggle with ACT paragraph organization questions, but with the right strategy for approaching them, they're really not that bad. Learn how to tackle them and get some practice here.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

4. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

If a document is poorly written, readers will not grasp its gist. Learn how to use main ideas, thesis statements, and topic sentences to produce quality writings that readers can follow and understand.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

5. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

An essay introduction should include a thesis and a form of attention-getter to capture the audience. Explore the importance and rules of introductions, different types of attention-getters, the bridge between the attention-getter and the thesis, and the thesis statement.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

6. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

Learn how to write a strong essay body by understanding what makes an essay confusing and recognizing how to organize an essay logically. Explore how to write an essay that has unity and coherence while staying on point.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

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!

How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

8. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

Transitions are words, phrases, and sentences that connect ideas and sections in different forms of writing. Explore how transitions work in fiction and nonfiction and discover examples of strong transition phrases and transitional sentences.

ACT English Practice: Rhetorical Strategy

9. ACT English Practice: Rhetorical Strategy

Learn how to answer ACT English questions about details, adding and removing different words or phrases, and other rhetorical strategy issues. See three sample questions with explanations, and then try five more on your own.

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