Ch 17: The Writing Process for 9th Grade

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn techniques for writing an effective essay. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

The Writing Process for 9th Grade - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter's lessons will equip you with methods that are useful in writing effective essays. You will learn about brainstorming ideas, organizing the essay and writing a persuasive argument. Other video lessons in this chapter will help you tailor your essay to a particular audience, write an argument and develop an appeal that will reach readers. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • How to come up with and develop ideas
  • Essay organization techniques
  • Why word choice is important
  • What are ways to appeal to an audience?

Video Objective
What is Brainstorming? Define this method of developing ideas.
Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Develop methods to brainstorm concepts for essays.
How to Write an Outline Learn to plan your essay before beginning a draft.
How to Organize an Essay Learn methods of presenting your ideas in an orderly fashion.
How to Write a Great Argument Explore the methods of persuasive writing.
How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay Examine the messages that language conveys.
Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays Learn to use these types of persuasive appeals in your writing.
How to Evaluate Reasoning Learn to examine arguments for logic and validity.
How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal Learn to capture the attention of your readers through your choice of appeal.
Writing for Your Audience Explore the methods of tailoring your essay to a particular audience.

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Writing Process for 9th Grade
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Brainstorming?

1. What Is Brainstorming?

You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

2. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

How to Write an Outline

3. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

How to Organize an Essay

4. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

How to Write a Great Argument

5. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

6. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

7. 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

How to Evaluate Reasoning

8. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

9. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

Writing for Your Audience

10. 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.

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