Ch 19: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Modes of Writing

About This Chapter

Allow this chapter to refresh your memory of various modes of writing. Learn all you can about the subject before taking the MTLE Communication Arts / Literature exam.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Modes of Writing - Chapter Summary

Get additional information about modes of writing when you look through this chapter's text and video lessons. Designed to prepare you for the MTLE Communication Arts / Literature exam and to familiarize you with the types of questions you'll encounter, this chapter emphasizes:

  • Types of writing, and persuasive writing devices and strategies
  • Tips for writing a persuasive essay and organizing a persuasive speech
  • Descriptive and narrative writing techniques
  • The characteristics of analytical, narrative and descriptive essays
  • Examples of expository text and writing
  • The process of critiquing and evaluating the voice, style and language of an author

When you complete each of the text or video lessons, take the quiz that follows it to test your comprehension of the material. Educated and credentialed instructors lend their expertise and narration to the videos which feature video tags and detailed transcripts dedicated to modes of writing.

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Modes of Writing
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Types of Writing

1. Types of Writing

The four major types of writing are persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and expository. In this lesson you will learn about each of these types in detail, as well as see some short examples to help further understanding.

Persuasive Writing Techniques

2. Persuasive Writing Techniques

Persuasive writing can be a little overwhelming because you feel passionate about something and you want everyone to agree with you. Well, not everyone will, but in this lesson, you will learn some techniques that will make you more persuasive through your writing.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

3. Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

Also known as rhetoric, persuasive writing is something you may do without even realizing! This lesson will break down its basic components and help you to excel in the art of persuasion.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

4. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

5. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.

What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

6. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

7. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

8. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

10. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple. In this lesson, you will learn how to understand and identify expository text. You will be able to distinguish between expository and narrative text and understand why this distinction is important.

Analyzing an Author's Style, Voice & Language

11. Analyzing an Author's Style, Voice & Language

What separates one author's writing from another? The short answer is the author's voice, comprised of their style and use of language. This lesson explores the concepts in more detail.

Critiquing an Author's Use of Literary Elements

12. Critiquing an Author's Use of Literary Elements

Literature is a major form of entertainment, but a true analysis must carefully consider the use of literary elements to craft the story. This lesson outlines how to critique the literary elements of a piece of literature.

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