Writing for the proficiency test

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Writing for the proficiency test. Review of well planned writing. Stay on task. Look closely at the topic that you are given to write about Underline, circle or highlight any key words that clue you in on your task Look for words that are bold , underlined or written in italics . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Writing for the proficiency test

Writing for the proficiency testReview of well planned writingLook closely at the topic that you are given to write about

Underline, circle or highlight any key words that clue you in on your task

Look for words that are bold, underlined or written in italics Stay on taskMany things happen everyday that are humorous. Think of something funny that has happened to you or to someone you know. Write about that experience.

What are you being asked to write about?What words might you underline and take note of? Do they give something you can start with?A LOOK A PROMPTS Sometimes we have to work hard to finish something we have started. Think about a time when you or someone you know did not give up on something that was important. Write about that experience.

What are you being asked to write about?What words might you underline and take note of? Do they give something you can start with?

A LOOK A PROMPTS Most people have a day that they remember because it was special for them in some way. Choose a day that was special for you, and tell about it.

What are you being asked to write about?What words might you underline and take note of? Do they give something you can start with?

A LOOK A PROMPTS During high school, you have taken many different classes. Choose the class you have taken that is your favorite one, and explain why you chose that class.

What are you being asked to write about?What words might you underline and take note of? Do they give something you can start with?

A LOOK A PROMPTS Do not just start writing without a plan

Use a bubble cluster, outline or some other method of prewriting to plan your answer to the topic in an organized well voiced manner. It does not matter what method you use BUT use one to plan what you are going to sayprewritingYou will be writing on 2 prompts so, you may want to do your prewriting for both before you start writing out your draft copy.

You will be given an answer sheet to write your final draft on so, you will not want to write much more then the paper gives room for. prewritingYou will want to follow the format of using the ratio of: 1 CD : 2 CM

1 concrete detail : 2 commentary statements

Remember that concrete detail is just another word for facts and that commentary is just another word for your comments or opinionsPrewriting Example bubble cluster for body paragraph

Make sure that you use the topic as a guide to write your introduction.

Use complete sentences

Make sure that you assume that the reader of your essay has never seen the prompt that you were given to write about so you must explain to the reader what you will be talking about in your body paragraphs Introduction paragraphMake sure that you try to catch the readers attention by having a griping introduction to what you are going to be talking about!Throughout your essay make sure that you are using, adjectives, words that will describe what you are talking about so the reader will see a picture in his or her head

REMEMBER: SHOW NOT TELLIntroduction paragraphFollow the format of:

Topic sentence (subject and opinion)

1 Fact

2 sentences of commentary

1 concluding sentenceBody paragraphs Make sure you use transition words in your body paragraph to make your movement from one fact to the next move along smoothly

Example transition words:For exampleIn additionFurthermorethereforeBody paragraphsWhen you write your conclusion you are summarizing what you have talked about in your essay

Remember to use new words when you can so that your writing is varied and if the reader did not understand something you said they may understand it when you state it slightly differently and your writing will be more interesting with a variety of wordsConclusion paragraphDo not start sentences with the same words over and over (example- I went, I saw, I ran) try to find new words to use

Do not use the words: people, you, they, he, she try to clarify who you are talking about so the reader will not be confused

Do not words like friend over and overMaybe say my friend Cloe one time and use their name anotherWord choiceUse descriptive words to allow the reader to see a picture in their head!

SHOW NOT TELLWord choiceThe duck went across the street. Or

The little yellow duck waddled across the country road. Word choiceLets fix the following dull sentence:

The girl ran from the man.

What can you do to this sentence to give it description?

Write your ideas on a piece of paper to share with the class.Word choices The monster looked around the forest for the teens.

What can you do to this sentence to give it description?

Write your ideas on a piece of paper to share with the class.

SHOW NOT TELLRemember this is a very important time to check that you use periods, capitals and commas when needed. Grammar and punctuationIf you do not take your time and write so that the readers (scorers) can read your writing they will put it down and move on to someone else's writing that they can read

The people scoring your test have been instructed on how much time they can spend trying to read what you have writtenWrite neatlyReread what you have written to check that you have complete sentences

Check for capitals and periods

Does your writing make sense?Proof read