Attacking an EAP Prompt!. What is the point of the EAP Prompt?. ~ Measures the student's reading skills. -can you understand the point that the author is ~Measures the students ability to respond or take a stand on the author’s opinion.
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~ Measures the student's reading skills.
-can you understand the point that the author is
~Measures the students ability to respond or take a stand on the author’s opinion.
-can you develop that point of view (using reasoning
and evidence based on our class readings, or your
observations to support your ideas.
~Measures the students ability to convey their response to the author in writing
-can you put what’s in your mind in a clear, cohesive
statement a reader can easily understand
~The essay asks students to write in response to a prompt. The prompt will typically present complex ideas requiring the student to read it more than once!
~The prompt is usually free of figurative, technical, or specific literary references.
What does this mean?
In 1815, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson “the war…was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolutions was in the minds of the people, and this was effected…years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington.”
Explain Adams’s argument and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with his analysis. Support your position, providing reasons and examples from our readings from this unit.
1. Break down the prompt
-YOU MUST Reread and Annotate the prompt
-YOU MUST identify the author’s main point
-YOU MUST determine whether you agree or disagree
w/the author’s points
**writing notes on prompt is critical!!!
2. Begin your outline
-take your notes from the article & organize into ¶ form
organize your outline by paragraphs
incorp. evidence and commentary into outline
~Use the KISS method
(Keep it Simple Stupid!)
don’t worry about grammar and vocab.
~Use your outline!!!!!
work from the inside out
-don’t be afraid to start with evidence and
commentary--build your ¶’s from the middle out
~Purpose of 1st Draft:
-just get ideas down / organize thoughts
~Purpose of 2nd Draft
-correct grammar / transitions
1. develop a point of view on the issue presented in an excerpt
2. support your point of view using reasoning and examples from your reading, studies, experience, or observations
3. Write it clearly!!
-follow the conventions of standard written