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Ch 17: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Argumentative Writing

About This Chapter

Review all you need to know about argumentative writing for the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam with these text and video lessons. The lessons serve as valuable study guides for the exam.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Argumentative Writing- Chapter Summary

If you want to improve your understanding of argumentative writing, these text and video lessons can be extremely useful. All of the information you'll come across in these lessons may be included on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 9-10 English Language Arts exam. Each lesson teaches you about a different topic you may need to know for the exam, such as:

  • The definition, format and examples of argumentative essays
  • Different parts of an argument
  • Structuring an argument
  • Assessing the validity of sources
  • Analyzing an argument's effectiveness
  • Writing great arguments, introductions and conclusions

The chapter also contains practice quizzes that you can use to prepare for the types of questions on the actual FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam. If you have any questions as you study, you can submit them to the instructor for clarification.

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Argumentative Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

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.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

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.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

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.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

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.

How to Write a Great Argument

6. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

7. Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

Take the opportunity in your introductory and concluding paragraphs to create good impressions. This lesson walks you through a variety of methods for making the most of the first and last paragraphs in your academic essay.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

8. 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!

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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