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Ch 13: Basics of Writing Essays in 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Basics of Writing Essays chapter of this 11th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning the basics of writing essays. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the methods for writing essays required in a typical 11th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 11th grade English work.
  • Identify the basics of writing essays concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our 11th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn the basics of writing essays and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to practice essay writing, write for an audience, edit content, proofread an essay, avoid logical fallacies, refute opposing views or any other 11th grade basic essay writing topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their basics of writing essays in 11th grade unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 11th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the basics of writing essays simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the basics of writing essays on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to quickly write great essays.
  • Tailor your writing for an audience.
  • Understand how to edit and improve essay content.
  • Proofread essays for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Identify and avoid logical fallacies.
  • Discuss methods for refuting opposing views in your essays.
  • Learn how to respond to essay prompts.
  • Use several sources to write persuasive essays.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Basics of Writing Essays in 11th Grade: Tutoring Solution
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How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

2. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.

Writing for Your Audience

3. 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.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

4. 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.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

5. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

6. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

7. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

8. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

9. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.

Grammatical Error: Examples & Corrections

10. Grammatical Error: Examples & Corrections

Some people consider grammar to be a dry or unimportant topic, but don't believe the hype! Grammar is important, and it can be fun with the right approach. Grammar rules help you communicate clearly and efficiently, and they'll help you put your best foot forward when it comes to your written work.

Reflection Paper: Definition & Examples

11. Reflection Paper: Definition & Examples

Take a look at this lesson in order to learn what a reflection paper is and how you can go about forming your reflection. You'll also find out the role of critical thinking and analysis in a reflection paper.

Edited Book: Definition & Examples

12. Edited Book: Definition & Examples

Find out what edited books are and what type of content goes into them. Also learn how an edited book can be cited in an academic paper. Read the lesson, then take the quiz to test your new knowledge.

Citing a Website in APA

13. Citing a Website in APA

The APA format has specific guidelines on how to cite a website, but it is simple and easy! Read on for a short explanation of how to cite websites both within your text and after your text in a reference page!

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