Ch 8: GRE Analytical Writing - Writing Technique: Tutoring Solution

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The Analytical Writing - Writing Technique chapter of this GRE Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to reviewing writing technique. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the information involving writing technique required for the GRE.

How it works:

  • Begin your GRE review.
  • Identify the writing technique concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

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  • Struggle with understanding essay tone, logos, ethos, pathos or any other writing technique topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their GRE preparation
  • Prefer learning GRE topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with their writing technique review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the GRE
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Get tips that can transform your writing from OK to exceptional.
  • Learn how word choice can set the tone for an essay.
  • Explore three ways to appeal to an audience through your writing.
  • Find out how choosing the right words can help you develop style, tone and point of view in your writing.
  • Review first-, second- and third-person points of view.
  • Learn the difference between passive and active voice, and find out how to turn the former into the latter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: GRE Analytical Writing - Writing Technique: Tutoring Solution
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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.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

2. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

3. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

Appeal is an important aspect to writing, especially when your goal is to inform and/or persuade the reader in some area. In this lesson, we will examine the three main types of appeal: logos, ethos and pathos

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

4. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

5. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Active and Passive Voice

6. Active and Passive Voice

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Chapter Practice Exam
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