Ch 36: NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies

About This Chapter

The engaging lessons in this chapter can help you study for the NES English Language Arts assessment. Refresh your knowledge of analytical writing strategies by exploring the thesis statement, idea categorization, topic introductions and more.

NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to ensure you're ready to address analytical writing strategies on the NES English Language Arts assessment. After watching the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Write an analytical essay and thesis statement
  • Use a summary preview to introduce a topic clearly
  • Organize and categorize ideas, concepts and information
  • Define transition sentences and analyze new criticism in literature
  • Analyze and interpret an article, speech, diary and letter
  • Make text-to-text connections between written works

The lessons can be viewed anytime, day or night, and can be revisited as often as you wish until you're comfortable that you have absorbed the materials. If you need additional clarity after reviewing the lessons, submit your questions to our experts.

NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies Chapter Objectives

The NES English Language Arts assessment is designed to ensure educators across the nation are prepared to secure certification needed to teach ELA to secondary-level students. It consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on a computer. Topics covered in this chapter are found in the modes of writing content domain, which constitutes about 23% of the total test. Succeeding in this domain can increase your chances of earning a minimum passing score of 220 on the exam (236 in Oregon).

The resources in this chapter can give you quality insight into analytical writing strategies. Watch the video lessons to brush up on this subject area or review the lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words to boost your comprehension. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are also available to reinforce concepts learned in the lessons.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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