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Ch 8: Writing & Research Instruction

About This Chapter

Complete the lessons of this chapter to improve your understanding of various types of essays and how they are written. You will study information about writing structure, using sources and more.

Writing & Research Instruction- Chapter Summary

These lessons can provide you with a review of the different types of essays and how to write them. They also cover material about the different components and writing structures that make good essays. Following these lessons you should have a better understanding of:

  • Types and purposes of writing structures
  • The three steps of the writing process
  • Dos and don'ts of drafting five-paragraph essays
  • Creative ways of responding to literature
  • Writing persuasive arguments in essays
  • Characteristics of narrative essays
  • How to properly use sources in an essay
  • Promoting writing and reading across content areas

Our short text and video lessons were created by our expert instructors to provide you with an effective and versatile way to study these topics. The lessons are mobile device-compatible and accessible whenever you have access to the Internet. They also come with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam that will help you test your understanding of the material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Writing & Research Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

1. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.

The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting

2. The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting

Having a plan for your writing will help ensure that you effectively communicate your message. This video provides definitions and strategies for the three steps of the writing process: prewriting, writing, and rewriting.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

3. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

4. Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

Literature helps us learn about the world. There are many ways to respond to literature, beyond coming up with a plot summary. In this lesson, learn about some of the ways you can creatively respond to literature.

Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

5. 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.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

6. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

7. How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

Writing an academic paper requires researching and including sources. But how do you use your sources? How should they be included in your paper? This lesson will discuss using multiple sources correctly.

Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

8. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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