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Effective Essay Writing - Chapter Summary
Advance your knowledge of effective essay writing strategies by watching engaging video lessons. This chapter can help you learn the steps for writing a thesis and getting your audience's attention. You'll also discover the correct manner of organizing an argument in your lesson. You can also study these subjects:
- Structuring of ideas and concepts
- Writing a powerful essay introduction and body
- Structuring essay arguments
- Importance of writing effective conclusions
Check your progress by taking quick quizzes at the end of the lessons. Complete the chapter at your own pace. The timelines below each video enable you to go directly to different topics. Our instructors are available to answer questions if you have any as you study these lessons.
1. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information
In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements
Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!
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Other chapters within the Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA): Practice & Study Guide course
- Understanding Meaning of Words & Phrases
- Main Idea & Supporting Details in Written Works
- Analysis & Evaluation of Text
- Summarizing & Analyzing Textual Information
- Writing Knowledge & Proficiency
- Organizing a Written Work
- Grammar and Usage
- Elements of Punctuation & Grammar
- Revising & Editing Your Writing
- Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Flashcards