About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering text and argument analysis will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn these skills. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to compare and contrast text structures, how to determine the effectiveness of an argument, and more
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about writing (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about text and argument analysis
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your readiness by completing the Writing - Text & Argument Analysis chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Writing - Text & Argument Analysis chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on text and argument analysis. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts studied in a text and argument analysis unit of a standard SAT prep course. Topics covered include:
- Comparing and contrasting text structures
- Components of an argument
- Evaluating an argument's effectiveness and validity
- Composing an analysis of an argument
- Evidence-based writing
1. Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style
In this lesson, we will compare and contrast three texts, analyzing their structures, styles, and meanings. We will see these elements fit together to serve authors' purposes and present information effectively.
2. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence
To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.
3. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.
4. Writing an Analysis of an Author's Argument
This lesson will show you how to evaluate an author's argument and develop a written response of your analysis for the SAT essay. It will also show you how to use specific examples to support your analysis.
5. Practice With Evidence-Based Writing
In this lesson, you'll learn how to support your writing with evidence from outside sources. This lesson will also provide you with practice for incorporating evidence into your own writing.
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