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MoGEA Writing: Essay Development - Chapter Summary
The essay is a specialized type of narrative writing with its own particular structure, format and purpose. These lessons will take you through the process, enabling you to polish your skills and strengthen any areas that need reinforcement. You will review the following information:
- How to set up your essay, who to write for and why
- How to find an essay topic
- Identifying and developing writing style
- Organizing, writing and proofreading your essay
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MoGEA Writing: Essay Development Chapter Objectives
The writing subtest of the MoGEA certification exam consists of a single assignment that accounts for 100% of the score. You will compose a written article according to the specifications on the test. The article will be evaluated based on the focus and development of the topic, the structural organization of the piece, grammar, syntax and usage, spelling and punctuation, and other criteria. The MoGEA Writing subtest is an internet-based test.
1. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience
By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.
2. Developing the Essay Topic
The backbone of any essay is a strong and engaging main idea. Learn how to turn an essay prompt into a well-developed topic by watching this video lesson.
3. What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples
What is writing style? Many people struggle to answer this question, because the answer can be vague. By evaluating several main types of writing and examples of each, we will try to answer this elusive question.
4. How to Organize an Essay
In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.
5. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
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Other chapters within the MoGEA Writing Subtest (067): Practice & Study Guide course
- MoGEA Writing: Grammar & Usage
- MoGEA Writing: Sentence Structures
- MoGEA Writing: Elements of Effective Writing
- MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure
- MoGEA Writing: Using Evidence to Support Claims
- MoGEA Writing: Focused & Unified Works
- MoGEA Writing: Rhetorical Strategies
- MoGEA Writing: Addressing the Audience
- MoGEA Writing Subtest Flashcards