About This Chapter
NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary
Review persuasive texts and strategies for understanding them with these chapter resources. You'll cover everything you need to know about persuasive texts for the NES ELA exam. Lesson topics in this chapter include the following:
- Definition and examples of persuasive texts
- Format of argumentative essays
- Rhetorical devices and modes of writing
These short lessons explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand. Track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature. You'll be able to see at a glance what you've covered and what you still need to work on. Assess your understanding of the lesson topics with practice quizzes and the chapter exam.
NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts Objectives
The NES ELA exam is part of the licensure process for English teachers in some states. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts three hours. The study tools in this chapter correspond to questions on persuasive texts in the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms subarea of the exam, which makes up about 23% of the total score. With this study guide, you'll develop strategies for correctly answering exam questions as well as get an idea of the types of questions you'll be asked.
On the exam, you'll be asked about strategies for reading persuasive texts, as well as the structure, organization, main idea, purpose and intended audience of persuasive texts. Test questions will also focus on assessing credibility, objectivity and reliability, differentiating between fact and opinion, analyzing evidence and examples used to support an argument, analyzing rhetorical devices and interpreting graphic features of persuasive texts.
1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.
2. Propagandist: Definition & Examples
In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.
3. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples
Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.
4. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples
Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.
5. Antimetabole: Definition & Examples
It's easy to get turned around trying to figure out what 'antimetabole' is, but this lesson should help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more about this emphatic rhetorical device and see some recognizable examples.
6. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples
If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.
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Other chapters within the NES English Language Art (301): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the NES Test
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Points of View in Literature
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images