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Ch 28: MTTC English: Analytical Writing

About This Chapter

Explore engaging videos to boost your understanding of analytical writing. Utilize comprehensive lessons, self-assessment quizzes and other resources to prepare for the MTTC English assessment.

MTTC English: Analytical Writing - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you better comprehend analytical writing to enhance your studies for the MTTC English assessment. Reviewing these lessons can ensure you're able to do the following:

  • Describe the structure of and how to write an analytic essay
  • Detail ways to evaluate reasoning in an essay or article
  • Explain how to cite online sources
  • Compare and contrast elements of a passage
  • Critique an author's use of literary elements

You can use resources in this chapter to meet your studying needs, including reviewing the lessons in the order of topics you need to understand most and printing full transcripts to more easily review lesson concepts. Videos are presented in an entertaining fashion, providing a fun and effective learning experience.

MTTC English: Analytical Writing Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English: Analytical Writing chapter is designed to make preparing for the assessment easier by covering topics found in the genre and craft of language subarea, which constitutes approximately 30% of the total test. The exam is composed of all multiple-choice questions and can be taken on paper or computer. You can use the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to gauge your comprehension of analytical writing, while gaining practice with questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTTC English: Analytical Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Writing an Analytical Essay: Example & Structure

1. Writing an Analytical Essay: Example & Structure

Since analysis is one of the cornerstones of critical thought, the analytical essay is a frequent, often demanding, and potentially inspiring assignment for students. Explore an example and popular structures in this lesson.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

2. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

How to Cite Online Sources

3. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

Journal Article Citations

4. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

5. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept

6. Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept

Learn about the development strategy of comparing and contrasting, and how to apply it in an essay. Review the examples, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Critiquing an Author's Use of Literary Elements

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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