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Ch 10: PERT: Writing Persuasive Arguments

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter will go over procedures for identifying your audience and constructing effective persuasive arguments. Explore them so you can prepare for writing questions on the PERT writing assessment.

PERT Writing: Persuasive Arguments - Chapter Summary

Utilize the video lessons in this chapter to study the best methods for developing persuasive arguments. You will review the following processes for writing persuasive essays to prepare for questions on the PERT writing assessment:

  • How to best structure your argument
  • Identifying your audience
  • Methods for appealing to your audience
  • How to formulate an argument for your essay
  • Anticipating and refuting opposition

Each lesson in this chapter contains a video and transcript for visual and text-based learning. There is a timeline below each video so you can select a particular portion to review without having to watch the entire video again or guess where the section you need might be located. Use the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson to get an idea of how questions may look on the PERT exam and test your knowledge of the material.

PERT Writing: Persuasive Arguments Chapter Objectives

The lessons in this chapter were designed to prepare you for questions on the PERT writing assessment. The PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) is an exam taken by high school students in the state of Florida and assesses a student's readiness for post-secondary coursework. The test is comprised of three assessments: math, reading and writing. A score of 103 on the writing assessment is needed to qualify a student for college-level writing courses.

The PERT is entirely multiple-choice and each assessment has 30 related questions. You can only answer a question once so it's important to make sure you are satisfied with your answer before moving on to the next question.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: PERT: Writing Persuasive Arguments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Write a Great Argument

1. 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.

Writing for Your Audience

2. 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.

Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

3. 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

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

4. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

5. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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