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PLACE English: Form and Structure in Writing - Chapter Summary
These lessons and quizzes are a quick and easy way to prepare for writing-related questions on the PLACE English exam. The interactive video lessons in this chapter help you study form and structure in different types of writing, such as personal essays, reflective writing and formal writing. Other topics covered include:
- Informational and narrative writing
- Reading and writing for personal growth
- Writing about events and procedures
- How writing structure affects meaning
- Summarizing information
- Thesis statements and topic sentences
- Addressing opposing claims
- Analytical essays
- Speaker, audience and purpose in speeches
The chapter topics are broken down into brief video lessons that last between five and ten minutes. Each lesson is followed by a practice quiz so you can test your proficiency before moving on to the next topic.
PLACE English: Form and Structure in Writing Chapter Objectives
Use the study tools in this chapter on form and structure in writing to help you prepare for the PLACE English exam, which is a requirement for certification to teach English in the state of Colorado. The exam contains about 100 multiple-choice questions and will test you on written and oral communication, reading and literature. The lessons in this chapter correspond to the written communication section of the exam, and they can help you understand how to write for different purposes and audiences and in different forms.
1. Informational Writing: Types & Samples
In this lesson, we will define informational writing, examine the purpose of this type of writing and explore the features of different kinds of informational texts.
2. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.
3. Personal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples
How are you going to sell yourself? In this lesson, we will learn how to write the all-important personal essay and discover how it can improve your chances of getting into college or landing your dream job.
4. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth
In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.
5. Reflective Writing: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain ways in which reflective writing can enhance learning, as well as present examples of how to use reflective writing in day to day life.
6. Conveying Experiences, Events & Procedures in Writing
Writing for various purposes requires various writing styles to be effective. This lesson will cover writing about experiences, events, and procedures.
7. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
8. Formal Writing: Definition, Rules & Examples
This lesson discusses what formal writing is and when it is used. The lesson provides examples of how to apply formal writing rules such as stating a specific thesis, providing credible support, and writing with standard spelling and punctuation.
9. Summarizing Information to Demonstrate Understanding
How can you show you comprehend what you have read? One strategy is to summarize information. This lesson discusses three methods for summarizing that can demonstrate reading comprehension.
10. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences
What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.
11. Identifying & Addressing Alternate or Opposing Claims
When creating a solid argument, there are several points you need to address in order to make your claim as strong as it can be. In this lesson, you'll learn about identifying and addressing counterclaims to your argument.
12. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose
When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.
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Other chapters within the PLACE English: Practice & Study Guide course
- PLACE English: Determining the Meaning of Words
- PLACE English: Elements & Language in Literature
- PLACE English: Literary Terms & Analysis
- PLACE English: Types & Features of Texts
- PLACE English: Literary Genres & Forms
- PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies
- PLACE English: Making Connections While Reading
- PLACE English: Context in Literary Works
- PLACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- PLACE English: Renaissance Literature
- PLACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic Poetry
- PLACE English: Victorian Era Literature
- PLACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- PLACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- PLACE English: Romantic American Literature
- PLACE English: Dark Romanticism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Transcendentalism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Realism in American Literature
- PLACE English: Modern American Authors
- PLACE English: Harlem Renaissance Writers
- PLACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- PLACE English: Young Adult Literary Works & Authors
- PLACE English: The Writing Process
- PLACE English: Writing Mechanics
- PLACE English: Source Citations & References
- PLACE English: Print & Media Sources of Information
- PLACE English: Communication Strategies
- PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech
- PLACE English: Visual Communication
- PLACE English: Communicating with Technology
- PLACE English: Evaluating Media
- Strategies for Teaching Writing & Vocabulary
- Strategies for Teaching Literature & Poetry Analysis
- General Teaching Strategies
- PLACE English Flashcards