Ch 5: Praxis I Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts

About This Chapter

Improve your informative and explanatory essay-writing skills by studying the lessons in this Praxis Writing prep chapter. You'll review how to successfully create this type of essay quickly and easily.

Praxis I Writing: Informative & Explanatory Texts - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the Praxis Writing test with this chapter covering all the details you need to know to be able to write an informative or explanatory essay. Informative and explanatory essays clarify an issue for a reader using supporting evidence pulled from source material. This chapter on informative and explanatory texts breaks down the numerous aspects of these essays. By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Define an informative essay
  • Understand the informative essay's characteristics and structure
  • Use sources and evaluate evidence to support your analysis
  • Synthesize information from more than one source

In these focused lessons, instructors guide you through the process of writing a well-supported essay. You can choose to watch the brief, engaging videos that present this material, or simply read the accompanying text. There are key words in bold-face type to help you focus your attention and effort.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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