Ch 5: MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure

About This Chapter

This chapter on essay structure covers best practices and guidelines that can assist you in further developing your writing style. These educational online video lessons and quizzes can help get you ready for the MoGEA writing subtest.

MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter on essay structure prior to completing the writing portion of the MoGEA examination. Composed of animated video lessons, the chapter is designed to help you perfect your essay writing skills and enhance your capacity to qualify for an undergraduate educator preparation program. Refresh your memory of what it takes to craft excellent thesis statements and topic sentences. Learn more about the significance of attention getters, thought-provoking questions, controlling ideas and anecdotes as you progress through the lessons. After studying each video, you should be able to:

  • Write a strong thesis statement by following a few specific steps
  • Provide examples of topic sentences and body paragraphs
  • Unite your main ideas, topic sentences and thesis statements
  • Create effective introductions and conclusions
  • List tips for capturing an audience
  • Write summary- and main-idea concluding paragraphs

From the video lessons, you'll receive the benefits of animation, graphics and instructor narration. Short quizzes can be taken more than once and their results printed out for additional study. Receive personalized assistance from writing experts when you submit your questions via the Dashboard area. Learn at any time throughout the day as you prepare for the MoGEA writing subtest.

MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure Chapter Objectives

As of August 31, 2015, the MoGEA examination consists of four subtests that cover reading comprehension, mathematics, science and social studies, and writing. There is a one-hour time limit for completing each subtest. When you reach the writing subtest, you'll apply the skills you honed while reviewing this chapter. You must be able to clearly construct a composition that reflects your understanding of the use of topic sentences and thesis statements. The writing subtest consists of one written assignment. You'll be assigned a topic to write about, and your response should include between 400 and 600 words. The examination is Internet based.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure
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How to Write a Thesis Statement

1. 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.

Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions

2. Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions

One of the most important components of a successful academic essay is a strong thesis statement. Learn how to construct an effective thesis statement for a persuasive essay by watching this lesson.

What is a Topic Sentence? - Examples & Definition

3. What is a Topic Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you'll learn what a topic sentence is and how topic sentences can make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

4. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

5. Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

Take the opportunity in your introductory and concluding paragraphs to create good impressions. This lesson walks you through a variety of methods for making the most of the first and last paragraphs in your academic essay.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

6. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.

What is a Body Paragraph? - Definition & Examples

7. What is a Body Paragraph? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a body paragraph is, and how body paragraphs function to make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Concluding Paragraph: Examples & Format

8. Concluding Paragraph: Examples & Format

A concluding paragraph is an important part of an academic essay. There are several different kinds of concluding paragraphs, and we'll learn about the most common examples in this lesson.

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