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Ch 25: PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy

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Get the in-depth look at writing strategy you need to prepare for the PECT PAPA. Explore comprehensive lessons in this chapter that examine how to write with good diction, avoid redundancy, set the tone of an essay and more.

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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 25: PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy
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How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

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.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

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.

Position Statement: Definition & Examples

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.

How to Write a Great Argument

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.

Tone, Audience & Purpose in Essays

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.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

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!

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

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.

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in 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.

Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays

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.

How to Use Reference Material in Your 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.

Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

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.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

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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