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ASSET Writing Skills Test: Writing Strategy - Chapter Summary
This chapter uses descriptive lessons to teach you the necessary step in developing a writing strategy that will enhance your writing skills. Explore topics that include:
- Organizing your writing for task, purpose and audience
- Appealing to your readers and audience
- Providing supporting details, examples and evidence
- Referencing source material
- Developing a thesis
- Determining your theme or central idea
All the steps taught for developing writing strategy in this chapter will not only help you prepare for the writing skills ASSET test, but will also help you develop your skills as a writer. Use the chapter exam and lesson quizzes to identify areas that need further development and as opportunities to strengthen the skills you are learning.
ASSET Writing Skills Test: Writing Strategy Chapter Objectives
The Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET) tests students' math, reading and writing abilities to determine college course placement. The ASSET Writing Skills Test is specifically used to gauge students' understanding of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and writing strategy, organization and style. This is a paper-based test where you will read three written passages and then answer 12 corresponding multiple-choice questions for each passage. The writing strategy portion of this exam is approximately 6-11% of the total questions.
You will gain familiarity with the format and types of questions on the ASSET exam by studying the lessons and taking the quizzes in this chapter of the ASSET writing skills study guide course. Use your knowledge of the elements of writing strategy gained in these lessons to pass the ASSET writing exam and produce successful writing assignments thereafter.
1. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience
By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.
2. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
3. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.
4. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples
Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.
5. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence
Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!
6. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.
7. Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions
One of the most important components of a successful academic essay is a strong thesis statement. Learn how to construct an effective thesis statement for a persuasive essay by watching this lesson.
8. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples
Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.
9. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.
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