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FSA Grade 6 ELA: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the structure and analysis of argumentative essays. You can use these lessons and quizzes as a review of writing methods, research methodology, relevant term definitions and analytical techniques. Once you have a firm grasp of this material, you should be able to answer the following types of questions found on the FSA Grade 6 ELA exam:
- Explaining the writing format of an argumentative essay
- Outlining the structure of an argumentative essay
- Defining the main parts of an argument
- Evaluating an argument's validity and effectiveness
- Recognizing statements that strengthen/weaken arguments
- Using examples and evidence to support your writing
- Analyze texts that have opposing arguments
These short videos present brief but informative overviews of the topics, making it easy and fun to review the material. Use the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to identify which areas you need to continue reviewing and to measure your readiness in taking the FSA Grade 6 ELA exam.
1. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples
Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.
2. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence
To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.
3. 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.
4. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources
In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.
5. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.
6. How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments
In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments. We will pay special attention to identifying strong and weak claims, reasons, and evidence.
7. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence
Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!
8. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments
In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.
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