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Ch 3: GRE Analytical Writing - Crafting Your Argument: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The GRE Analytical Writing: Crafting Your Argument chapter of this GRE Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master crafting an argument. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of crafting an argument.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering GRE material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how to craft an argument and write for an audience
  • Need an efficient way to learn to craft an argument
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra GRE analytical writing resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the chapter exam on crafting an argument.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the crafting an argument chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about crafting your argument. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • How do I evaluate reasoning?
  • Why is it important to focus an essay?
  • What are the steps to write a strong personal essay?
  • How can I engage readers by developing an appeal?
  • How do I structure an argument in an essay?
  • What processes are key when writing for an audience?
  • How do I refute opposing views in an essay?
  • How can I write logical sentences?
  • What are some ways to avoid faulty comparisons and logical fallacies?

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: GRE Analytical Writing - Crafting Your Argument: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Evaluate Reasoning

1. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

2. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

3. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

At some point, you may be required to write a personal essay. Watch this video to learn how to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

4. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

5. 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.

Writing for Your Audience

6. 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.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

7. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

8. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

9. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.

What is Logic? - Definition & Examples

10. What is Logic? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss what logic is and how it is used to formulate and evaluate arguments. We will look at the flaws in reasoning and how to avoid false conclusions. We will cover informal logic, formal logic, symbolic logic, and mathematical logic.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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