Ch 8: Writing Styles & Techniques

About This Chapter

Writing is an important form of communication. In this chapter, you can explore a few important writing techniques and styles that will help you develop and show your creative voice.

Writing Styles & Techniques - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our experienced instructors guide you through a few important writing steps and techniques for conveying your words in writing. You can learn about using the author's purpose and brainstorming techniques to plan your text as well as see how precise language, vocabulary, and figurative language elements can contribute to a literary rich text. You will also have the opportunity to compare rhetorical modes of writing. When you are finished with this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide a definition of author's purpose
  • Describe various rhetorical modes of writing
  • List brainstorming techniques
  • Identify precise language and vocabulary in written text
  • Differentiate between literal and figurative language in written text

The content of this chapter will be mainly presented through video lessons. These short clips are designed to be engaging and informative modes of study. Included with each lesson is a text transcript and quiz. You can use the Timeline feature of the video player to review the main points of the lesson. Be sure to take the self-assessment quizzes to evaluate your understanding of the material. As always, stay on track by monitoring your progress on your Dashboard.

Chapter Practice 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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