Ch 4: Praxis I Writing: Developing Ideas

About This Chapter

Let us help you learn to develop an idea throughout an essay. Use the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to refine your skills and you can improve your ability to write well-developed essays on the Praxis I Core Academic Writing exam.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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