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Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Developing Ideas - Chapter Summary
A proficient essay writer can present an idea and provide the support needed to fully clarify that idea for the reader. The following points on idea development will be addressed in the Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Developing Ideas chapter:
- Writing logical sentences
- Defining, spotting and avoiding logical fallacies
- Employing reasons, examples and details as support for ideas
- Organizing ideas
- Maintaining a line of thought
A solid essay shows a logical progression of ideas within each paragraph and throughout the essay as a whole. The seven lessons in this chapter provide detailed instruction on the building blocks of a well-developed essay. The engaging instruction will help you to grasp the concepts with ease.
Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Developing Ideas Objectives
Colleges and universities use the Praxis I Core exam to evaluate students applying for entrance into teacher education programs, and some states include scores from the test in the teacher licensure process. Essay writing is assessed in the Text Types, Purposes and Production part of the exam. The two essays in this section are meant to test your ability to write a well-developed essay within a limited period of time.
On exam day, you'll have 30 minutes to complete each essay. The tools presented in this chapter can enable you to quickly and successfully write an essay with well-developed ideas.
1. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.
2. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them
Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Writing (5722): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the Praxis Writing Core Academic Test
- Praxis I Writing: Focusing Your Essay
- Praxis I Writing: Essay Organization
- Praxis I Writing: Writing Arguments
- Praxis I Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts
- Praxis I Writing: Language and Sentence Structure
- Praxis I Writing: Grammar
- Praxis I Writing: Structural Relationships
- Praxis I Writing: Word Choice
- Praxis I Writing: Mechanics
- Praxis I Writing: Research Skills
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Flashcards