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Ch 12: Introduction to High School Writing: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Introduction to High School Writing chapter of this 9th Grade English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master high school writing. 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 high school writing.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 9th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 9th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding essay editing or introductory high school writing
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about introductory high school writing
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English 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 high school 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 high school writing chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any introductory high school writing 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 introduction to high school writing unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:

  • Responding to essay prompts
  • Writing thesis statements
  • Writing strong personal essays
  • Refuting opposing views
  • Editing and improving essay content

14 Lessons in Chapter 12: Introduction to High School Writing: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

1. 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.

What is a Thesis Statement?

2. What is a Thesis Statement?

Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

3. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

4. 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 Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay

5. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay

Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

6. 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 Edit and Improve Essay Content

7. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.

Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

8. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.

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 a Simple Predicate? - Definition & Examples

10. What is a Simple Predicate? - Definition & Examples

Learning about how all the parts of a sentence work together can help you to avoid sentence errors like fragments and run-ons. Read on to discover what a simple predicate is and how it can help you write complete sentences!

Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

11. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.

Reflective Writing: Definition & Examples

12. Reflective Writing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain ways in which reflective writing can enhance learning, as well as present examples of how to use reflective writing in day to day life.

Procedural Writing: Ideas & Examples

13. Procedural Writing: Ideas & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review procedure topics, determine when to write a procedure, identify the parts of a procedure, and view an example of procedural writing.

How to Write a Biographical Poem

14. How to Write a Biographical Poem

As a poetry student, you may have had the chance to write a biographical poem. If not, this lesson will explain the format of a biographical poem so you can write one of your own!

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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