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

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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

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

2. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

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

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.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

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

We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

6. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!

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 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.

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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