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Write a GHSWT essay . How to:. Know what you’re DOING. TAPP your essay prompt T: underline your topic “what your talking about” A: circle t the audience “ who you’re writing to” P: box around the purpose “what you’re trying to do (convince, explain…)
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Write a GHSWT essay How to:
Know what you’re DOING • TAPP your essay prompt • T: underline your topic “what your talking about” • A: circle t the audience “who you’re writing to” • P: box around the purpose “what you’re trying to do (convince, explain…) • P: (brackets) around product (letter, essay…) circle box
GHSWT example • Writing Situation Many students do not think the subjects they study in high school prepare them for the real world they will face after graduation. The principal at your school is asking students for their opinions about new courses that could be offered to prepare students for life after high school. What new course do you think should be offered? • Directions for Writing Write a (letter)to convince tttheprincipal th about your new course should be offered. Be sure to explain y why your new course is needed, using specific examples and details. convince Principal explain
Brainstorming: the most important step!!!!!!!!! • Use different graphic organizers depending upon your purpose…. • Venn diagram for pros and cons or similarities and differences • Web to develop ideas and examples
Tools/ ammo to use in your writing • Rhetorical devices- • 1.logos, pathos, logos • 2.rhetorical questions (overused!!) • 3. allusions –references to literature, history, pop culture, et. • 4. anecdotes- a POWERFUL way to illustrate a point and suck your audience in!!!! • What else>???
What to bring into your papers to show you are a “Renaissance Man” • Connect the dots with “CHALK” • C- culture • H- history • A- anecdote • L- literature • C- current events
Example of CHALCing an essay response Topic: new classes – techno. 101 class Culture: we are the Steve Jobs generation History: in the past, classes such as home economics have served a purpose to help students with life skills. Anecdote: “when I was in…” Literature: Just as Pip in Great Expectations needed to learn a craft from Joe… Current Events: With the death of Steve Jobs…
When you finish brainstorming and writing 1st draft… • Reread your prompt and make sure you are • 1. writing about your TOPIC • 2. writing to the appropriate audience • 3. writing in the appropriate form (letter, essay, speech, et.) • 4. writing with the appropriate purpose (explained, persuaded, et.)
Then EDIT • Read slowly!! Your brain will fool you into seeing words that are not there or correct mistakes unless you read carefully. • Elevate your diction (word choice)…instead of “good”, put “spectacular”…et. • Remove “dead words” (very, a lot, “be verbs”, et.) • No texting language or abbreviations unless appropriate.
Final copy • Write legibally!!!