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Strategies for Effective Writing - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter focus on ways to improve your writing through the understanding of structure and purpose, and on how to target and connect with an audience. These concepts are explained in simple terms using interesting and illustrative examples to facilitate your learning experience. In the lessons you will review how to choose words, organize your writing and select an effective point-of-view. A thorough examination of this chapter will help you:
- Recognize organizational patterns in writing
- Demonstrate how to write for a target audience
- Identify ways to connect with an audience
- Choose the ideal words for your context
- Define specific literary terms
- Name types and characteristics of various points-of-view
In addition to videos, our lessons offer printable transcripts and self-assessment quizzes. They also offer a timeline feature that allows you to jump to the exact points in the video that cover the topics you want to study further, without your having to re-watch entire lessons. The quizzes are a great tool for assessing what you have retained and can often be used to determine your readiness to answer relevant questions on the exam for which you are preparing.
1. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types
Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.
2. What is Audience in Writing? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what an audience in writing is and see how knowing your audience can make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Target Audience: Definition, Types & Examples
When we are writing, we need to understand who our audience will be. Knowing our target audience helps shape the tone of our words. In this lesson, we will both define and analyze how to choose a target audience.
4. 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.
5. Connecting With Your Audience Through Writing
Connecting with your audience through writing is a necessity in the work place in order to garner the needed response. Investigating the audience's background and enabling certain steps will position your message to deliver the greatest impact.
6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
7. Point-of-View: Definition & Examples
Find out what 'point of view' means and how it's used in literature. Learn about some points of view that are used less often, then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
8. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.
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