About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering essay writing material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn introductory concepts in essay writing. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding essay types or how to organize an essay
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning how to write essays (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about essay writing
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Essay Writing chapter exam.
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 Introduction to Essay Writing chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an introductory essay writing unit of a standard essay writing course. Topics covered include:
- Different types of communication
- Basic structure of prose
- Structure of an informative essay
- Characteristics of descriptive essays
- How to write an autobiographical essay
- The major components of good writing
- Methods for organizing an essay
1. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance
Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.
2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose
The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.
3. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
4. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.
5. 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.
6. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.
7. What is Freelance Writing? - Definition & Examples
Freelance writing is writing that you get paid for without being hired full time. Want to try your hand at it? This lesson will explain freelance writing and go through common uses and examples.
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Other chapters within the Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial course
- Prewriting: Help & Tutorial
- Structuring Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Writing Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Types of Essays: Help & Tutorial
- Revising Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Citing Your Sources: Help & Tutorial
- Writing an Extended Response: Help & Tutorial
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help & Tutorial