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Ch 12: Introduction to High School Writing: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Introduction to High School Writing chapter of this 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about writing. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the high school writing operations required in a typical 9th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 9th grade English work.
  • Identify the writing 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?

This chapter of our 9th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about high school writing and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the editing process, logical fallacies, thesis statements or any other high school writing topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their writing unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 9th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about writing simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live 9th grade English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about writing on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to respond to an essay prompt.
  • Understand how to write a thesis statement.
  • Explain how to write a strong personal essay.
  • Determine the best audience for an essay.
  • Learn methods for refuting opposing views in your essays.
  • Understand how to edit essay content.
  • Identify and avoid logical fallacies.

13 Lessons in Chapter 12: Introduction to High School Writing: Tutoring Solution
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.

Font: Styles & Types

10. Font: Styles & Types

Learn about fonts and a bit of the history about them. Find out the importance of using the right font style, and where you can download font styles to your computer. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Parentheses: Definition & Usage

11. Parentheses: Definition & Usage

Parentheses are a commonly misunderstood type of punctuation mark. This lesson defines the punctuation mark and gauges your understanding with a quiz.

What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

12. What is a Verb? - Definition & Conjugation

In this lesson, you'll learn what a verb is and how to conjugate verbs correctly to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples to help you understand verb conjugation.

What is Plagiarism? - Definition & Explanation

13. What is Plagiarism? - Definition & Explanation

Plagiarism can sometimes be difficult for students to recognize. This lesson helps to clarify any confusion surrounding exactly what does and does not constitute plagiarism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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