About This Chapter
FTCE Middle Grades English: Brainstorming & Writing Organization - Chapter Summary
Watch these engaging video lessons to learn how to organize your writing. Understanding topics like brainstorming and outlines will help you prepare for the FTCE Middle Grades English Test. This chapter will cover the following information:
- Deciding how to organize your writing
- The definition of brainstorming
- Brainstorming techniques
- Formulating outlines
- How to develop essay topics
- Ways of organizing an essay
- Categorizing ideas, concepts and information
- Examples of supporting details
These lessons include essential information that will prepare you for the FTCE Middle Grades English Test. After you've finished our video lessons, you can measure your understanding of the material by taking quizzes. These quizzes include the same types of questions that you will find on the exam so that you feel comfortable with the test format before exam day.
1. 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.
2. What Is Brainstorming?
You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.
3. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.
4. How to Write an Outline
Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.
5. Developing the Essay Topic
The backbone of any essay is a strong and engaging main idea. Learn how to turn an essay prompt into a well-developed topic by watching this video lesson.
6. How to Organize an Essay
In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.
7. 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!
8. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples
Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.
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- FTCE Middle Grades English: Development in Adolescence
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- FTCE Middle Grades English: Phonology & Word Identification
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Teaching & Acquiring Vocabulary
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Reading Comprehension
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Reading Interpretation
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Informational Texts
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Expository Texts
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Persuasive & Functional Texts
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Literary Genres
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- FTCE Middle Grades English: Rhetorical Devices
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Essay Structure
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Syntax & Sentence Structure
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Writing Strategy
- FTCE Middle Grades English: Using Source Materials
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