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Praxis I 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 this chapter covers the necessary components of argumentative essay writing and can help you prepare for the Praxis Writing test. By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
- Explain how to engage readers by choosing and developing an appeal
- Create and structure a strong argument
- List the parts of an argument
- Anticipate and refute opposing views in your essay
- Support your claims in writing with reasoning and evidence
- Use concluding statements to support your argument
Each lesson is designed to teach you the process of writing an essay in both content and form. You'll explore the art of crafting an argument through short, engaging video lessons, and you'll also have the opportunity to test what you've learned with brief quizzes.
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.
4. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence
To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.
5. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.
6. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence
What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.
7. Concluding Statements: Supporting Your Argument
Many writers spend so much time on the body of their essay that the conclusion seems overwhelming. In this lesson, we'll break down the last paragraph of a persuasive essay and look at what needs to be included.
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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: 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