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Ch 3: SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis

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Master the essential writing skills for your SAT. Use our user-friendly video lessons and short quizzes to review critical text and argument analysis topics you'll need to know for the exam.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style

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.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

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.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

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.

Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument

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.

Practice With Evidence-Based Writing

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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