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QUOTE. Another acronym… To help you answer essay questions!. “Q”: Question. Ask, “What is the direction word in the test question? Identify and bracket [ ] the direction word Three direction words often used in essays: Discuss, describe, explain

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QUOTE

Another acronym…

To help you answer essay questions!


Q question

“Q”: Question

  • Ask, “What is the direction word in the test question?

  • Identify and bracket [ ] the direction word

  • Three direction words often used in essays:

    • Discuss, describe, explain

  • Example: [Describe] the role of George Washington as the president of the US.


Q question1

“Q”: Question

  • More direction words:

    • List-Criticize

    • Trace-Evaluate

    • Relate-Summarize

    • Diagram-Compare


U underline

“U”: Underline

  • After bracketing the direction word, underline the words that help you focus on the ideas to develop your answer.

  • Example:

    • The Great Depression was the worst economic period in American history. [Explain] why the Great Depression happened when it did.


O organize write

“O”: Organize/Write

  • Look at or write the words you underlined in the essay test item.

  • Write the facts that are related to the words you underlined.

  • Organize the facts by creating a graphic organizer.

  • Using the graphic organizer as a guide, write your answer.


O organize write1

“O”: Organize/Write

  • To write a one-paragraph answer:

    • Begin with an intro sentence that contains your MAIN POINT

    • Follow this sentence with sentences that SUPPORT your main point

    • End your answer with a sentence that states your CONCLUSION


O organize write2

“O”: Organize/Write

  • Answers that require more than one paragraph:

    • Begin with an into paragraph that contains your MAIN POINT

    • Follow with additional paragraphs, each of which has SUPPORTING POINTS

    • End with a paragraph in which you state your CONCLUSION


T time

“T”: Time

  • You should decide how much time to spend answering each item.

  • To do that:

    • Determine the total time you have to complete the test.

    • Consider how many points each item is worth. Plan to use more time for the items that count for the most points


T time1

“T”: Time

  • Continued…

    • Write in front of each item the amount of time you plan to use answering the item.

    • Make sure that the time you plan for answering all items is not greater than the total time you have to take the test.

      • If the time you planned is greater than the time you have, revise your plan.


T time2

“T”: Time

  • Practice:

    • You have to take an essay test that has 4 items.

    • The test counts for 100 points, one item is 40 points, the other three are worth 20 points each.

    • You have 60 minutes to take the test.


T time3

“T”: Time

  • How long do you have?_________

  • Which item should you spend the most time on?_____________

  • How much time do you plan to spend on each item?

    • Item 1_____-Item 3______

    • Item 2_____-Item 4______


T time4

“T”: Time

  • Add the amounts to find the total amount of time you planned. ____________

  • Is you total time planned greater than the total time you have to take the test? ________

  • What should you do if your planned time is greater than the time you have?


E evaluate

“E”: Evaluate

  • Evaluate the essay test answer your wrote by thinking about the following items:

    • Content:

      • Did you answer all the parts of the question?

      • Did you include all relevant facts?

      • Are all your facts accurate?

    • Writing:

      • Does my answer begin with an introduction?

      • Does my answer have supporting points?

      • Does my answer end with a conclusion?


E evaluate1

“E”: Evaluate

  • Mechanics

    • Is my handwriting legible?

    • Did I spell all the words correctly?

    • Did I use correct punctuation?

    • Did I use correct grammar?

  • If you need to, correct any of these items to get the best grade possible.


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