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Ch 14: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts

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Review lessons and take practice quizzes to learn strategies for reading persuasive texts. Learn what persuasive writing is and about the different types of persuasive texts.

Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary

Use the materials in this chapter on reading persuasive texts to review strategies you can employ when reading and analyzing persuasive writing. After completing this chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Definition and examples of persuasive writing
  • Identifying a propagandist
  • Format of an argumentative essay
  • Types of rhetorical devices
  • Antimetabole
  • Rhetorical modes of writing

Use the lessons in this chapter to review concepts you may not have studied in awhile or to fill in knowledge gaps. Test your understanding of lesson concepts with our self-assessment quizzes, and track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Strategies for Reading 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.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

2. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

3. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

4. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples

Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.

Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

5. Antimetabole: Definition & Examples

It's easy to get turned around trying to figure out what 'antimetabole' is, but this lesson should help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out more about this emphatic rhetorical device and see some recognizable examples.

Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples

If you've ever written anything, you've used rhetoric. Examine the most common modes in rhetorical writing and learn how you can use them in your life.

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