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Audience & Purpose in Writing - Chapter Summary
Brush up on strategies for organizing your writing by deciding what the writing's purpose is and who the audience will be. This chapter's lessons look at how to organize various types of writing. Our instructors will explain how to craft a winning introduction through a solid thesis statement and an appeal to your audience.
Another lesson looks at tone and purpose in the body of the essay, as well as how to write for your audience. When you've watched all these lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Consider task, purpose and audience when deciding how to organize your writing
- Understand several types of writing and how they are used
- Develop a thesis and gain the interest of the audience through your essay's introduction
- Explain the importance of purpose, tone and audience in essays
- Tailor your writing to a specific audience
You can watch our lessons on a computer or mobile device, anytime you have a few minutes to devote to study. The quizzes that follow each lesson allow you to assess your learning, and video tags make it simple to locate passages that require further study.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays
What is tone? How do you create a tone within an essay? Watch this video lesson to learn how writing with a specific audience and purpose in mind will help you to achieve an appropriate tone.
5. 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.
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Other chapters within the OGET Oklahoma General Education Test (CEOE) (174): Practice & Study Guide course
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing Structure & Organization
- Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Passages
- Evaluating Arguments & Reasoning
- Parts of Speech in English Grammar
- Sentence Elements & Structure
- Standard Conventions of Essay Writing
- Interpreting & Analyzing Mathematical Data
- Logic & Problem Solving in Math
- Fractions & Mixed Numbers
- Decimals, Percents & Ratios
- Exponents & Scientific Notation
- Algebraic Functions
- Geometric Shapes & Properties
- Elements of Punctuation & Grammar
- Developing & Writing an Essay
- Writing Skills Development
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