Ch 8: Essay Writing for TECEP Network Technology

About This Chapter

The Thomas Edison Credit-by-Examination Program (TECEP) allows you to earn college credits by passing an exam rather than taking a course in such areas as English, humanities and technology. The TECEP Network Technology exam contains three essay questions, and this chapter helps you review ways to write an effective essay in preparation for this exam.

Essay Writing for TECEP Network Technology - Chapter Summary

Essay writing accounts for 30% of your score when taking the TECEP Network Technology exam. Three essay questions worth ten points each appear on this exam. This chapter contains lessons that address various aspects of writing essays that can help you do well on this portion of the test. Once you have reviewed this chapter, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  • Writing effective essays quickly
  • Writing for an audience
  • Editing to improve content
  • Focusing your essay on a given prompt
  • Proofreading techniques for grammar and spelling
  • How to write persuasively
  • Using several sources when constructing an essay

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Essay Writing for TECEP Network Technology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
TECEP Network Technology Essay: Info & Prompts

1. TECEP Network Technology Essay: Info & Prompts

Learn about the essay format, scoring and expectations for the TECEP Network Technology test. Practice with prompts in order to prepare for the essays and assess your abilities.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

7. 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

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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