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Praxis English: Writing to a Specific Audience - Chapter Summary
Learn how to target your writing to engage and inform a specific audience with the lessons in this chapter. Video lessons are designed to help you brush up on your knowledge of subjects you'll need to know on the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis subject test. Ideas you'll learn about in this chapter include:
- Determining the best audience or readers for an essay
- Engaging readers by choosing and developing an appeal
- Writing essays for your audience
The videos use examples you can relate to and simple, everyday language. These lessons help you refresh and add to your knowledge of concepts you'll need to know for the exam, making it simple to prepare for.
Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Chapter Objectives
The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam is designed to test your skills, abilities and knowledge of language, composition, reading and vocabulary to prepare you for teacher licensing in English. Approximately 40% of the exam covers literary and informational text reading, 19% of the exam covers vocabulary and language use and 41% covers writing, speaking and listening, which is the sections where you'll find questions on writing for a specific audience. This computer-based exam includes two essay (constructed-response) questions and 130 multiple-choice questions.
The self-assessment quizzes included with every video lesson allow you to gauge your progress in learning the material. Self-assessment quizzes help you gain experience with the kinds of questions you're going to find on the examination itself.
1. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
2. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
3. 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.
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Other chapters within the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039): Practice & Study Guide course
- Praxis English: Major Works & Authors
- Praxis English: Historical, Cultural & Critical Contexts
- Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis
- Praxis English: Themes & Main Ideas
- Praxis English: Informational Texts
- Praxis English: Analyzing Written Arguments
- Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading
- Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development
- Praxis English: History, Development & Structure of English
- Praxis English: Elements of Semantics
- Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing
- Praxis English: Discourse Aims in Academic Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing & Developing an Essay
- Praxis English: Methods of Argument & Rhetorical Strategy
- Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation
- Praxis English: Grammar, Mechanics & Usage
- Praxis English: Revising & Improving Writing
- Praxis English: Strategies for Writing Assessment
- Praxis English: Organizing a Speech
- Praxis English: Delivering a Speech
- Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies
- Praxis English Language Arts: Content & Analysis Flashcards