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- Build your skills in evaluating reasoning.
- Learn to focus an essay so it stays on point.
- Explore the steps required to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.
- Find out how logical, ethical and emotional appeals can help you engage readers.
- Study the basics of structuring an argument.
- Learn how to tailor your writing to a specific audience.
- Get tips on anticipating and refuting opposing viewpoints to your writing.
- Find out how to write logical sentences and avoid faulty comparisons.
- Explore ways to avoid logical fallacies in your writing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Either/Or: Use & Examples
Find out how to use 'either' and 'or' correctly. Learn how to avoid common mistakes with these two words. Read the lesson, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
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