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Ch 9: Ohio Graduation Test: Types of Essays

About This Chapter

Utilize the ample resources provided in this study guide chapter to prepare for the writing portion of the Ohio Graduation Test. Engaging video lessons, video transcripts, practice quizzes and accessible instructors combine to form a comprehensive guide to help you understand the various types of essays.

Ohio Graduation Test: Types of Essays - Chapter Summary

By understanding the various types of essays and the purpose of each, you will have the ability to decipher which of those types is best for the writing topic or assignment you are given. The information in this chapter helps you characterize each type of essay and provides you with instructions on how to write for that particular format. The types of essays discussed in this chapter include:

  • Definition and traits of narrative essays
  • Types and examples of expository essays
  • Characteristics of descriptive essays
  • Methods of writing persuasive essays and integrating sources

After reviewing the descriptive video lessons in this chapter, you should have a clear understanding of the various types of essays, their components and strategies on how to effectively write an essay in each type. Practice your understanding of this information by taking the brief lesson quizzes and chapter exam. You may also use the video transcripts as hard-copy study material to further review the information.

Ohio Graduation Test: Types of Essays Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) are comprised of five subject-specific tests addressing the various academic standards and objectives high school students are required to know in order to graduate. Writing is one of the components on the test. This section contains 10 multiple-choice questions, along with one short-answer question and two writing prompts that assess students' understanding of the writing process, writing applications and writing conventions.

You will be well-prepared to write an essay on any assigned topic, as well as successfully answer the multiple-choice questions regarding writing principles, after thoroughly studying the material in this study guide chapter. Utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter exam as opportunities to practice these skills. If you have questions not answered through the video lessons, instructors are always available to answer questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Ohio Graduation Test: Types of Essays
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Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

1. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Expository Essays: Types, Characteristics & Examples

2. Expository Essays: Types, Characteristics & Examples

The facts, just the facts: expository essays are not about giving an opinion or taking a side. In this lesson, we will learn about the different types of expository essays and check out a few examples.

Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

3. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.

Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

4. 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.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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