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CSET English - Using Rhetoric in Essay Writing - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's online video lessons to further develop your rhetorical skills and, in turn, produce better essays. As you study and prepare for the CSET English examination, improve your ability to develop an outline and effectively organize the main points of an essay. Using the techniques and information in this chapter's videos, you could discover more about:
- Using ethos, logos and pathos to appeal to an audience
- Identifying logical fallacies and using them in an essay argument
- Writing for your audience
- Developing techniques for writing well
- Evaluating rhetorical devices and exploring the oral tradition
- Describing the characteristics of narrative and descriptive essays
- Defining and providing examples of evaluative, persuasive and informative essays
You can utilize this chapter's convenient video lessons to refresh your memory of the use of rhetoric in essay writing even though you have prior knowledge of the subject. Take the opportunity to learn visually and to study at any time of the day. Learn even more by clicking on the links to related lessons or important vocabulary terms. You may also ask questions of the expert instructors and use the video tags to navigate the lessons. Remember to take the handy lesson quizzes and the practice chapter examination.
CSET English - Using Rhetoric in Essay Writing Chapter Objectives
There are four subtests in the CSET English examination. Consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, Subtest I includes questions on composition and rhetoric as well as reading, literature and informational texts. Ten of the 50 questions are dedicated solely to composition and rhetoric, so your study of this chapter's lessons will be especially useful when developing your answers. Subtest III is a constructed-response assessment that also evaluates your knowledge of rhetoric, composition, reading, literature and informational texts. You may take one subtest or all four during a single session. The examination is administered by computer.
1. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.
2. 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.
3. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.
4. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.
5. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
6. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics
A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.
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- CSET English: Overview of American Literature
- CSET English: Overview of British Literature
- CSET English: Ancient Literature
- CSET English: Overview of Philosophy
- CSET English: Different Genres in Writing
- CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing
- CSET English: Grammar and Usage
- CSET English: Conventions of Research and Citation
- CSET English: Language Development
- CSET English: Improving Literacy
- CSET English: Structures in Grammar
- CSET English: Parts of Speech & Sentence Structure
- CSET English IV: Media, Journalism and Society
- CSET English IV: Elements of Dramatic Performance
- CSET English IV: Major Dramatic Works: An Overview
- CSET English IV: Plays and Playwrights
- CSET English IV: Writing Process
- CSET English IV: Introduction to Creative Writing
- CSET English IV: Genres and Literary Forms
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