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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.
1. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
2. Citing Textual Evidence to Support Analysis
In this lesson, we're going to learn how to analyze a text and cite evidence to support an analysis. We'll also learn the difference between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries, and we'll talk about how to give credit where credit is due.
3. How to Synthesize Written Information
Synthesizing written information is the process of taking multiple sources and bringing them together into one cohesive idea, while bringing in a new idea or theory. This lesson explains different ways to do this effectively.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Writing (5722, 5723): 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: 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