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Timed Essay Writing - Chapter Summary
Enhance your knowledge of timed essay writing by watching entertaining video lessons. These lessons provide in-depth examinations of ways to focus an essay, fix mistakes in writing and more. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Utilize four basic steps to write great essays quickly
- Respond to an essay prompt and focus an essay
- Use examples and evidence to support your writing
- Edit writing for misspellings and grammar
- Practice, evaluate and improve your writing
All the lessons in this chapter are accessible as short videos that average about eight minutes or full transcripts you can read online or print. Use any lesson format that aligns with your study habits as you work toward understanding timed essay writing. Short quizzes and a practice exam can check your knowledge of the lessons and gauge your readiness to take your test. If you have a busy schedule, enjoy the ability to access this chapter any time or place using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
2. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.
3. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence
Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!
4. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.
5. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.
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