Ch 3: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively

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This chapter has an in-depth look at what it takes to write clearly and effectively. Watch fun lessons presented by quality instructors to enhance your preparations for the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively - Chapter Summary

The FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test examines your comprehension of various English language arts concepts, so it's good to get acquainted with as many ELA topics as possible. This chapter enhances your preparations for the test by covering the process of writing clearly and effectively. After reviewing the lessons, you will be able to confidently:

  • Describe how to write well, organize your writing and the basic essay structure
  • Write for your audience
  • Identify the main idea, thesis statement and topic sentences
  • Share how to write and use transition sentences and structure paragraphs in an essay
  • List tips for structuring paragraphs and sentences and how to avoid redundancy in writing
  • Discuss sentence agreement, the complete sentence and varied sentence structure in writing
  • Explain how to write clear sentences and improve your sentence structure
  • Differentiate between published and typed reports

Enjoy the convenience of reviewing lessons from the comfort of your home or on the go via your mobile devices. This chapter includes engaging lessons, full transcripts and the ability to submit lesson topic questions to the experts. Test your understanding of writing clearly and effectively by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. After completing this chapter, you will be more than prepared for questions on the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test.

15 Lessons in Chapter 3: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
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How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience

2. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience

By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.

Writing for Your Audience

3. 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.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

4. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

5. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

6. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

7. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

8. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks

Once you've developed an outline, it's time to begin drafting your essay. This lesson will walk you through the steps of putting together a body paragraph and show you how to ensure that your paragraphs are unified, coherent and well-developed.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

9. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

10. Varied Sentence Structure in Writing

Learn the meaning of sentence structure and the importance of varying sentence structure in writing in this lesson. Four strategies to help you vary your sentence structure will also be described.

Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

11. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

A common error occurs whenever a writer uses wording that suggests that a lot of people own or use just one thing, when really they all own or use their own separate things. This video will explain how to identify and fix this type of error.

Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

12. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition

Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.

Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

13. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences

Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

14. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.

Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples

15. Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples

What is the process after you have completed your research? In this lesson, we will explore the differences between a finished piece of research and a published piece of research, why it is important, and the process of how it is accomplished.

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