Ch 10: Ohio Graduation Test: Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

In order to be prepared for the Ohio Graduation Test, review this chapter on persuasive texts. We have put together series of interactive lessons that will address topics, such as persuasive devices and and ways to evaluate reasoning, that will be on the exam.

Ohio Graduation Test: Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

The lessons compiled in this chapter help you prepare for the Ohio Graduation Exam by examining the components of a persuasive text. You will have the chance to review:

  • Facts vs. opinions in a text
  • Examples and the definition of persuasive texts
  • Components of an argument
  • Different types of propaganda
  • Author credibility
  • Rhetorical techniques and persuasive devices
  • Techniques for evaluating reasoning
  • Philosophical fallacies
  • Tone and mood in a reading passage
  • Using and applying ideas from passages

After you examine new details or review information you already know from this chapter, be sure to utilize the quizzes. They are here to help you assess your understanding and skills. If you have any questions, contact our instructors for assistance.

Ohio Graduation Test: Persuasive Texts Chapter Objectives

Passing the Ohio Graduation exam is a graduation requirement for Ohio high schoolers. The exam tests your knowledge of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The material covered in this chapter is included in the Reading section of this exam, which requires you to analyze different text structures. You'll need to answer 32 multiple-choice, two extended-response and four short-answer questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Ohio Graduation Test: Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

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.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

2. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

3. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

4. Author Credibility: Definition & Examples

Find out what author credibility is and how it makes a difference to your research paper. Learn how to determine author credibility and where to find reliable sources.

What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

5. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples

7. 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.

Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

8. Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

Are you making a persuasive speech or writing a persuasive essay? Or are you a consumer who reads ads? If so, this lesson will help you understand different techniques used to influence an audience.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

9. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

Philosophical Fallacies & Argumentation

10. Philosophical Fallacies & Argumentation

In this lesson, learn how fallacies are sometimes used when arguing one's case and why they are problematic. Consider examples of fallacies in everyday life and relate them to fallacies in philosophy.

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