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SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis - Chapter Summary
Our lessons can help you get ready for both the multiple-choice and written essay portions of the writing SAT by helping you assess your knowledge of argument writing and text analysis. Review the following crucial topics:
- Analyzing text structures
- The four basic parts of an argument
- Determining the validity and effectiveness of an argument
- Evidence analysis of an argument
- How an author builds a persuasive argument
- How to present evidence to support answers
Lessons contain clear, simple language and detailed examples to make this review easy and interesting. Lesson texts are printable so you can have them available for quick reference if needed. Take the quizzes as many times as needed until you feel confident that you have gained proficiency in each of these topics.
1. Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style
In this lesson, we will compare and contrast three texts, analyzing their structures, styles, and meanings. We will see these elements fit together to serve authors' purposes and present information effectively.
2. 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.
3. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.
4. Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument
This lesson will show you how to evaluate an author's argument and develop a written response of your analysis for the SAT essay. It will also show you how to use specific examples to support your analysis.
5. Practice With Evidence-Based Writing
In this lesson, you'll learn how to support your writing with evidence from outside sources. This lesson will also provide you with practice for incorporating evidence into your own writing.
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Other chapters within the SAT Prep: Practice & Study Guide course
- SAT: About the Test
- SAT Writing: About the Writing Section
- SAT Writing: Word Choice & Expression
- SAT Writing: Standard English Grammar
- SAT Writing: Writing & Language Test Practice
- SAT Writing: The Essay Portion
- SAT Writing: Planning and Writing Your Essay
- SAT Writing: Parts of an Essay
- SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure
- SAT Writing: Essay Writing Skills
- SAT Writing: How to Write An Argument
- SAT Writing: Supporting Your Writing
- SAT Writing: Revising Your Writing
- SAT Reading: About the Reading Section
- SAT Reading: Reading Passages
- SAT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages
- SAT Reading: Interpreting & Analyzing Text
- SAT Reading: Literary Terms
- SAT Reading: US Documents & Speeches
- SAT Vocabulary Practice
- SAT Math: About the Math Section
- SAT Math: Numbers and Operations
- SAT Math: Exponents
- SAT Math: Equations and Expressions
- SAT Math: Rational Equations and Expressions
- SAT Math: Inequalities
- SAT Math: Functions
- SAT Math: Quadratic Equations
- SAT Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportional Relationships
- SAT Math: Unit Rate & Measurement Conversions
- SAT Math: Geometry and Measurement
- SAT Math: Triangles & Trigonometric Ratios
- SAT Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
- SAT Flashcards