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PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy - Chapter Summary
Simplify the process of studying for the PECT PAPA by watching engaging video lessons that take a close look at writing strategy. You can get the refresher you need to answer questions on the exam related to the following:
- Developing style, tone and point-of-view by writing with good diction
- Engaging readers by picking and developing an appeal
- Defining position statement and writing a good argument
- Understanding an essay's tone, audience and purpose
- Avoiding redundancy, setting the tone of an essay and using descriptive details and sensory language in writing
- Exhibiting how to write better essays using rhetorical skills
- Using reference material, and supporting messages and writing with research, examples and evidence
The lessons feature detailed insight from subject-matter experts while offering entertaining visual effects that make studying fun. To streamline the studying process, explore timelines or take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your existing comprehension of the materials then watch lessons in the order of greatest need.
PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy Chapter Objectives
The PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy chapter explores topics you will find in the writing module of the test. This module is 75 minutes in length and features 36 selected-response items, two sentence correction assignments and one constructed-response assignment. The quizzes in this chapter offer access to questions formatted similarly to the selected-response items on the test. A chapter exam is also available to gauge your overall comprehension of this module.
The test is required for undergraduate candidates of initial certification in Pennsylvania. You can take each of the three modules as individual tests or together as one single test.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Position Statement: Definition & Examples
Pick a side. In school and life, we are often asked whether we are for or against an issue or topic. In this lesson, we will learn how to carefully craft a solid position statement.
4. 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.
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. 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.
10. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.
11. Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research
An individual's ability to support messages with primary and secondary research for business communication is a much needed skill. There are some key differences between primary and secondary research and how the information can be acquired, utilized, and help create an effective message.
12. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence
Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!
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Other chapters within the PECT PAPA: Practice & Study Guide course
- PECT PAPA: Meaning of Words & Phrases in Text
- PECT PAPA: Purpose, Main Idea & Organization of Texts
- PECT PAPA: Analyzing & Interpreting Texts
- PECT PAPA: Drawing Inferences from Texts
- PECT PAPA: Numbers & the Number System
- PECT PAPA: Whole Numbers
- PECT PAPA: Positive & Negative Numbers
- PECT PAPA: Integers
- PECT PAPA: Rational & Irrational Numbers
- PECT PAPA: Decimals
- PECT PAPA: Percents
- PECT PAPA: Fractions
- PECT PAPA: Exponents
- PECT PAPA: Linear & Nonlinear Functions
- PECT PAPA: Inequalities
- PECT PAPA: Basic Measurement
- PECT PAPA: Geometric Concepts
- PECT PAPA: Measuring Geometric Figures
- PECT PAPA: Data & Statistics
- PECT PAPA: Probability
- PECT PAPA: Problem Solving & Reasoning in Math
- PECT PAPA: Writing Structure
- PECT PAPA: Syntax, Grammar & Sentence Structure
- PECT PAPA: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation
- PECT PAPA: Revising Your Writing
- PECT PAPA Flashcards