Ch 5: Praxis I Writing: Writing Arguments

About This Chapter

You can learn to write a well-structured argumentative essay with the Writing Arguments chapter's video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. We'll give you the tools needed to craft an essay for the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test that can receive a passing score.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Writing Arguments - Chapter Summary

Writing a solid argumentative essay includes both a well-structured argument and language use that is clear and coherent. The content of the video lessons in this chapter covers the following components of argumentative essay writing:

  • Writing an argumentative essay
  • Engaging readers
  • Choosing and developing an appeal
  • Creating and structuring a great argument

Each lesson is designed to teach you the process of writing an essay in both content and form. You'll learn the art of crafting an argument with solid reasoning and support and you'll develop an understanding of how to present your argument clearly in writing.

Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Writing Arguments Objectives

The Praxis I Core exam is used to assess the skills of both candidates for admission to teacher education programs and candidates for teacher certification in some states. The argumentative essay is one of two essays required in the Text Types, Purposes and Production section of the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test. The entire Text Types, Purposes and Production section makes up 60% of the writing exam, and you'll be asked 6-12 multiple-choice questions in addition to the two essays. The writing portion of the test is intended to review your ability to write a solid essay under time constraints.

You'll have 30 minutes to write an argumentative essay in response to a topic that is considered of common knowledge for an educated person. A successful argument writing sample for the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test should have a central idea that is expressed in a persuasive and logical way. The skills covered in this chapter's lessons should help you to meet these standards.

Chapter Practice Exam
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