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Ch 10: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Organizing Ideas in an Essay

About This Chapter

Study the techniques taught in this PARCC ELA Grade 10 study guide chapter to learn how to effectively organize your ideas when writing an essay. Use this information to practice your writing skills in preparation for the exam and develop deeper understanding by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Organizing Ideas in an Essay - Chapter Summary

One of the most crucial first steps in writing an essay is organizing your ideas and determining how to structure them in a cohesive, logical and easy-to-understand manner. The video lessons in this study guide chapter will help you learn the organizational techniques used to write an effective essay. Topics examined in this chapter include:

  • Categorizing your ideas and information
  • Organizational techniques for essay writing
  • Improving essay content through editing procedures

The information in this chapter is helpful in preparing you for the writing portion of the PARCC ELA Grade 10 exam, as well as equipping you with important writing skills that can be used on all future writing assignments. After reviewing the concepts presented in each chapter, use the brief lesson quizzes and chapter exam to assess how well you understand the information. If you need to re-examine a specific concept, each quiz has direct links back to specific points within the lessons for easy access to that information.

PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Organizing Ideas in an Essay Chapter Objectives

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ELA Grade 10 exam is used to determine students' readiness for college and career opportunities by measuring their knowledge and skills in English and language arts content areas according to state standards. This exam is computer-based and requires students to read (sometimes watch video or listen to audio) and analyze fictional and non-fictional passages. They will then be required to write responses on what they've learned from the reading using the text or multi-media to support their arguments.

This chapter guides you in one of the most important steps of essay writing - organizing your ideas. Once you've organized and structured your thoughts, writing the essay won't be so intimidating. Utilize the resources provided in this chapter to fully prepare for the writing responses you'll encounter on the PARCC ELA Grade 10 exam. Practice your understanding with the quizzes, read the video transcripts, and refer any questions on the material to our expert instructors.

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