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Ch 29: MTTC English: Persuasive Writing

About This Chapter

Key elements of persuasive writing are presented through this chapter's engaging text and video lessons. The chapter's content will help you prepare for related questions on the MTTC English test.

MTTC English: Persuasive Writing - Chapter Summary

Use these text and video lessons to boost your familiarity with a number of potential MTTC English questions surrounding persuasive writing. You'll get to brush up on the following topics:

  • Key components and goals of persuasive essays
  • Different persuasive devices
  • Logical, emotional and ethical appeals
  • Writing persuasive essays
  • How to counter opposing arguments

Check out these lessons from a smartphone or other handheld device when a computer is out of reach. To easily revisit any section of a lesson, use the convenient video tags. Take the chapter's practice quizzes to get an idea of how you'd do on similar test items.

MTTC English: Persuasive Writing Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English test validates your knowledge in preparation for earning a subject-specific teaching credential. The topics in this persuasive writing chapter falls within the genre and craft of language subarea of the exam, which accounts for about 30% of your score. Only multiple-choice questions are found on this test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTTC English: Persuasive Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

1. 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.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

2. 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.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

3. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

4. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.

Logical Appeal: Definition & Examples

5. Logical Appeal: Definition & Examples

Learn about logical appeals and how they're used to persuade. Find out how to use logical appeals in your writing and how fallacies can undermine your logic.

Emotional Appeal: Definition & Examples

6. Emotional Appeal: Definition & Examples

Find out what emotional appeals are and how they can make your writing more persuasive in this lesson. Learn how to create emotional appeals and why it's important to combine them with other persuasive techniques.

Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

7. Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

Find out what an ethical appeal is and the different ways it can make your persuasive writing more effective. Learn about all three appeals used in persuasive writing and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

8. 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.

Finding an Effective Style in Persuasive Writing

9. Finding an Effective Style in Persuasive Writing

Are you a persuasive person? How about when it comes to writing? In this lesson we will learn how to effectively select diction and tone to create our voice and style when conveying purpose in persuasive writing.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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