About This Chapter
Ohio Graduation Test: Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary
Effective writing is a skill that requires development and practice. Use the strategies presented in these lessons to enhance your writing abilities. Utilize the quizzes at the end of each lesson and the chapter exam to evaluate your comprehension of the methods demonstrated in the videos. Some of the strategies examined in this chapter include:
- Process of writing a quick but informative essay
- Using diction to emphasize style, point-of-view and tone
- Developing an appeal to engage readers and techniques for reducing redundancy
- Determining the audience, tone and purpose of your writing
- Selecting words and specific language, such as descriptive details and sensory language, to set the tone of your essay
- Writing an argument using rhetoric, logos, ethos and pathos to appeal to your audience
- Importance of correct grammar usage, including spelling, punctuation and capitalization
- Utilizing proofreading and revision skills to fine-tune your essay
This informative chapter provides you with the essential writing strategies you'll need to be successful on this portion of the Ohio Graduation Test and apply to all future writing. Take the lesson quizzes to determine your level of understanding. If further review is necessary, click on the direct links within the quizzes to go back to specific information in the video lessons. Instructors are also available to answer any questions and provide clarification.
Ohio Graduation Test: Writing Strategies Chapter Objectives
The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) are divided into five parts with each part assessing students' comprehension in that subject area. Students must pass all five parts by demonstrating that they have the necessary knowledge and skill-set required by state standards for graduation. The writing portion of the exam contains 10 multiple-choice questions, two writing prompts and one short answer question.
Be adequately prepared to write effective responses to the writing prompts and demonstrate understanding of writing concepts for this exam by thoroughly reviewing the material covered in this chapter. Use the video lesson transcripts, if needed, to read through the strategies and highlight key concepts. Take the practice quizzes and ask instructors questions, if needed, to ensure you've completely utilized the resources provided in this chapter to prepare for the Ohio Graduation Test for writing.
1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.
3. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.
4. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
5. Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays
What is tone? How do you create a tone within an essay? Watch this video lesson to learn how writing with a specific audience and purpose in mind will help you to achieve an appropriate tone.
6. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing
Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!
7. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.
8. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing
When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.
9. How to Write a Great Argument
Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.
10. Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays
In this video, you will explore the basics of identifying your purpose and audience and learn how to use effective rhetorical skills in your persuasive writing.
11. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays
Appeal is an important aspect to writing, especially when your goal is to inform and/or persuade the reader in some area. In this lesson, we will examine the three main types of appeal: logos, ethos and pathos
12. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips
In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.
13. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs
In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.
14. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
15. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
16. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Graduation Test: Study Guide & Practice course
- Ohio Graduation Test: Vocabulary Acquisition
- Ohio Graduation Test: Reading Comprehension
- Ohio Graduation Test: Interpreting Readings
- Ohio Graduation Test: Technical & Informational Texts
- Ohio Graduation Test: Prewriting & Organization
- Ohio Graduation Test: Essay Structure
- Ohio Graduation Test: Syntax & Sentence Structure
- Ohio Graduation Test: Types of Essays
- Ohio Graduation Test: Persuasive Texts
- Ohio Graduation Test: Literary Texts
- Ohio Graduation Test: Number Sense & Operations
- Ohio Graduation Test: Integers
- Ohio Graduation Test: Irrational & Rational Numbers
- Ohio Graduation Test: Percent
- Ohio Graduation Test: Ratios & Proportion
- Ohio Graduation Test: Square Roots
- Ohio Graduation Test: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- Ohio Graduation Test: Scientific Notation
- Ohio Graduation Test: Standard Measurement
- Ohio Graduation Test: Introduction to Geometry
- Ohio Graduation Test: Finding Area, Perimeter & Volume
- Ohio Graduation Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- Ohio Graduation Test: Properties of Lines
- Ohio Graduation Test: The Coordinate Graph
- Ohio Graduation Test: Transformations in Math
- Ohio Graduation Test: Conjectures & Mathematical Reasoning in Geometry
- Ohio Graduation Test: Triangles
- Ohio Graduation Test: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- Ohio Graduation Test: The Pythagorean Theorem
- Ohio Graduation Test: Using Data & Graphs
- Ohio Graduation Test: Statistics
- Ohio Graduation Test: Probability & Permutations
- Ohio Graduation Test: Properties of Functions
- Ohio Graduation Test: Graphing Functions
- Ohio Graduation Test: Linear Equations
- Ohio Graduation Test: Systems of Linear Equations
- Ohio Graduation Test: Inequalities
- Ohio Graduation Test: Quadratic Equations
- Ohio Graduation Test: Direct & Inverse Variation
- Ohio Graduation Test: Earth's Resources
- Ohio Graduation Test: Dynamic Earth
- Ohio Graduation Test: Astronomy Basics
- Ohio Graduation Test: Cellular Biology
- Ohio Graduation Test: Genetics
- Ohio Graduation Test: Evolution
- Ohio Graduation Test: Ecology
- Ohio Graduation Test: Understanding Matter
- Ohio Graduation Test: Laws of Motion
- Ohio Graduation Test: Energy & Waves
- Ohio Graduation Test: Scientific Method & Inquiry
- Ohio Graduation Test: Science & Technology
- Ohio Graduation Test: The Enlightenment & Industrial Revolution
- Ohio Graduation Test: Imperialism
- Ohio Graduation Test: World at War
- Ohio Graduation Test: Understanding Culture & Society
- Ohio Graduation Test: Geography Basics
- Ohio Graduation Test: Economics
- Ohio Graduation Test: U.S. Government
- Ohio Graduation Test: Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities
- Ohio Graduation Test: Social Studies Skills & Methods
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