Ch 15: Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts

About This Chapter

The mobile-friendly lessons in this chapter cover information related to the analysis persuasive texts. As you study for an upcoming test, brush up on how to determine facts and opinions in a text, recognize strengthening statements, and find an effective persuasive style.

Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review strategies for analyzing persuasive texts. Our experienced instructors can help you understand how to make a determination about whether a statement provides strong or weak support of an argument. In addition, you will examine supportive and unsupportive claims in a piece of writing and see how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion. After completing the engaging lessons in this chapter, you should have the knowledge to:

  • Define what a persuasive text is and give examples
  • Determine whether a statement is a fact or opinion
  • Identify statements that strengthen arguments
  • Recognize supportive claims in reading texts
  • Utilize an effective style when writing persuasive text
  • Give examples and a definition of objective writing

After you work through these lessons, test your knowledge of how to analyze persuasive texts with the self-assessment quizzes. If you need clarification on a topic, you can easily reach out to one of our subject matter experts for help. You can customize how you study with our flexible format, which lets you view lessons in text or video format, depending on how you study best.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts
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What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

2. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments

3. How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments

In this lesson, we will learn how to recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments. We will pay special attention to identifying strong and weak claims, reasons, and evidence.

Supportive vs. Unsupportive Claims in Reading Passages

4. Supportive vs. Unsupportive Claims in Reading Passages

This lesson will give you insight into the differences between evidence and claims, how evidence is used to create supported claims, and how to spot unsupported claims in reading passages.

Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

5. Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Texts

Are you making a persuasive speech or writing a persuasive essay? Or are you a consumer who reads ads? If so, this lesson will help you understand different techniques used to influence an audience.

Finding an Effective Style in Persuasive Writing

6. Finding an Effective Style in Persuasive Writing

Are you a persuasive person? How about when it comes to writing? In this lesson we will learn how to effectively select diction and tone to create our voice and style when conveying purpose in persuasive writing.

Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

7. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.

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