About This Chapter
Illinois TAP Writing: Understanding Audience - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons can help you learn to write for a particular audience in preparation for the writing portion of the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency. These lessons cover various methods to appeal to an audience, assess if the material is appropriate for a particular audience and how to change strategies to adapt to differing audiences. You'll also study other people's writing to identify techniques and look at their choice of words. Your lessons will include these topics to help you on the exam:
- Writing for your audience
- Determining the best audience for an essay
- Anticipating and refuting opposing views
- Appealing to an audience using logos, ethos and pathos
- Assessing the appropriateness of written material for a particular audience or purpose
- Determining the effect of word choice on an audience
- Identifying the persuasive techniques used by a writer
- Adapting forms, organizational strategies and styles for different audiences and purposes
Informed instructors will lead you through these lessons and equip you with the skills you'll need for this portion of the TAP exam. Through these entertaining and engaging lessons, you'll acquire the means to understand and reach your intended audience. Then, test your skills with a brief assessment quiz.
Objectives of the Illinois TAP Writing: Understanding Audience Course
All applicants for teacher licensing in Illinois must pass the TAP exam. The topics taught in these lessons are covered in the writing portion of the TAP. Unlike the other three portions of the 170-question TAP exam, the writing test consists of an assignment for which you must compose a response. You must pass all four TAP subtests in order to meet state licensing requirements.
1. 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.
2. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
3. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.
4. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays
Appeal is an important aspect to writing, especially when your goal is to inform and/or persuade the reader in some area. In this lesson, we will examine the three main types of appeal: logos, ethos and pathos
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Other chapters within the ILTS TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency (400): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the Illinois TAP Test
- Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Vocabulary & Language
- Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Find the Main Idea & Supporting Details
- Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Inference & Interpretation
- Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Critical Reasoning
- Illinois TAP Reading: Summarizing & Interpreting Information
- Illinois TAP Language Arts: Grammar
- Illinois TAP Language Arts: Writing Mechanics
- Illinois TAP Writing: Development & Organization
- Illinois TAP Writing: Editing & Revision
- Illinois TAP Writing: Clarity
- Illinois TAP Writing: Practice
- Illinois TAP Math: Integers
- Illinois TAP Math: Fractions, Decimals & Percents
- Illinois TAP Math: Estimation & Measurement
- Illinois TAP Math: Reasoning Skills
- Illinois TAP Math: Algebra
- Illinois TAP Math: Geometry
- Illinois TAP Math: Data & Statistics
- ILTS TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency Flashcards