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Ch 18: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Informative Writing

About This Chapter

Before you take the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam, you may want to brush up on the topic of informative writing. You can do this by watching the engaging video lessons provided in this chapter.

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

The FSA Grade 9-10 English Language Arts exam may contain questions assessing you on different types of writing, and these lessons specifically help you study up on informative writing. The lessons go over topics such as:

  • The definition and structure of informative writing
  • Writing objectively
  • Introducing topics with a summary
  • How to organize and categorize ideas and information
  • Precise language
  • Using and evaluating sources
  • Elements of effective conclusions

You'll also find practice quizzes that help ensure that you've understood all of these informative writing topics. Use our study guides to prepare and increase your chances of doing well on the FSA Grade 9-10 English Language Arts exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Informative Writing
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Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

1. 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.

Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

2. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.

How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview

3. How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview

Here's a simple, surefire way to write an introduction for your paper, including a summary preview (or what some teachers call a thesis statement). This works for almost all papers, including definition, classification, comparison/contrast or cause/effect papers. Try this simple approach to set up your paper easily.

Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

4. 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!

The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

5. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

6. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

7. 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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