Ch 9: Illinois TAP Writing: Understanding Audience

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to improve your writing by understanding your audience. Video lessons and self-assessment tests will help you understand several strategies for making your essays achieve their purpose.

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.

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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