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Ch 33: Ohio Assessments ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies

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Use our video lessons to review strategies for composing a persuasive essay. The information you'll see can help you prepare for Ohio Assessments ELA exam questions on this topic.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the Ohio Assessment ELA exam by reviewing the persuasive writing strategies outlined in our video lessons and quizzes. You'll get an overview of the following tactics to help you answer exam questions:

  • Identifying the components of a persuasive essay
  • Utilizing persuasive devices
  • Defining pathos, logos and ethos and knowing how to use them
  • Examining patterns of organization for persuasive speeches
  • Exploring ways to utilize sources in writing a persuasive essay
  • Understanding the use of ethical appeal in an essay

These lessons, created by professionals in the field, make liberal use of examples to demonstrate their content. You can review our lessons on writing persuasive essays anywhere you have a few minutes and access to the Internet, via computer, phone, tablet or other mobile device.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies Chapter

Passing the Ohio Assessments ELA exam is required for an Ohio teaching license in integrated language arts for grades 7-12. This exam is divided into five sections, or domains, and questions on the material explored in the Persuasive Writing chapter are in the domain on modes of writing. This domain accounts for 23% of the total test.

All questions on the exam are multiple choice, and the test is computer based. You can practice answering questions in this format with the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also offer a good opportunity to check your knowledge and determine in what areas you might need extra review.

9 Lessons in Chapter 33: Ohio Assessments ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
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.

What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples

Find out what counterarguments are and how to use them in your persuasive writing. Learn about the importance of counterarguments and how to refute them. Read the lesson and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

4. What is Pathos? - Definition & Meaning

Find out what pathos is and how to use it in your persuasive writing. Learn about the three appeals of persuasive writing, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning

5. What is Logos? - Definition & Meaning

Find out what logos is, and how to use it in persuasive writing. Learn how to apply logos with inductive and deductive reasoning, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

6. What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

Learn the definition and history of the word 'ethos' and its role in persuasive writing in this lesson. Also, find out what the three rhetorical appeals are and how ethos can increase persuasiveness.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

7. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

8. 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.

Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

9. 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.

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