About This Chapter
ASSET Writing Skills: Organization - Chapter Summary
Details about organizing a piece of writing will be addressed in this engaging, helpful chapter. You will also find valuable information about the following topics:
- Definition and rules of paragraphs
- Outline building
- Different organizational patterns for writing
- Creating a strong essay body
- Correctly structuring sentences and paragraphs
- Editing and improving essay content
In order to know what is covered on the ASSET exam, you can go through each lesson and pick up useful skills. After doing so, see what kind of knowledge you remember by taking advantage of the lesson quizzes.
ASSET Writing Skills: Organization Chapter Objectives
Taking the ASSET Writing Skills exam allows you to see what type of writing skills you possess, which prepares you to enter a postsecondary institution. You will be asked to read through different prose passages, and then answer multiple-choice questions to your best ability.
The information in this effective and engaging chapter is part of the Organization portion of the exam. This section comprises 16% of the entire test. By going through the resources we have put together for you in this chapter, you will be more than capable of answering the multiple-choice questions.
1. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types
Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.
2. Paragraphs: Definition & Rules
Almost all forms of writing are structured into paragraphs. Watch this video lesson to learn not only the definition and purpose of a paragraph but its proper structure and how to make a paragraph effective.
3. 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.
4. Essay Organization and Outline Building
Creating an outline before writing an academic essay doesn't take that long to do and can greatly improve the quality of your essay. This lesson covers the basics of how to put together an effective outline that will cover all of the right points.
5. 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!
6. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks
Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.
7. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.
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