Ch 18: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Organizing Writing

About This Chapter

If you need help mastering writing organization techniques for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing exam, these quick, engaging videos provide are a great way to get caught up.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Organizing Writing - Chapter Summary

Watch these short, entertaining videos to master the writing organization strategies you'll need to know for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing exam. As you work through the chapter, you'll review:

  • The purpose and audience of a piece of writing
  • Processes and methods for brainstorming
  • Outline-writing tips and techniques
  • Types of organizational writing patterns
  • How to properly organize an essay

Videos are mobile-accessible and can be viewed from anywhere with an Internet connection. Use the short quizzes to assess your proficiency with the techniques and strategies discussed in the lessons.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Organizing Writing - Chapter Objectives

The tips and techniques explored in this chapter could be very helpful as you complete the extended-answer essay portion of the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing assessment. The essay is worth 25% of your score.

The remaining 36 multiple-choice questions on the exam account for the final 75% of your grade. Among other topics, they test your knowledge of the audience, purpose and development styles for different writing formats and topics. The computer-administered test is must be completed within one hour and 15 minutes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Organizing Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience

1. Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience

By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.

What Is Brainstorming?

2. What Is Brainstorming?

You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

3. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

How to Write an Outline

4. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

5. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.

How to Organize an Essay

6. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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