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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.
1. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.
2. How to Write a Great Argument
Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.
3. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.
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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: Developing Ideas
- 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