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  1. WRITING TESTWednesday, April 24

  2. TESTING BASICSYou will be testing 1, 2, & 3rd Hour1st Hour- Nichols/ 224 w/ Rayno3rd Hour- Phillips/ 232 w/ Phillips4th Hour- Largent/ 223w/ Stacy5th Hour- Cagle/ 221 w/ WynnReport directly to these rooms 1st hour.

  3. TESTING BASICS BRING: • Pencils w/ Erasers • Peppermints (you can pick up 4 each from Miss Phil in the AM • Your Classic or another book to read in case you finish early. DURING THE TEST: • UNWRAP your Peppermints when as soon as you get to your desk • FIRST THING- Flip through the test booklet to see how much space you have to brainstorm, outline, draft, etc. THEN look at how much space you have for your final essay. • If you MUST go to the bathroom/ stretch your legs… BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE… ESPECIALLY W/ THE DOOR! • If you need additional time.. YOU’VE GOT IT!

  4. COVER YOU A.S.S.S.? A- Answer the Prompt S- State Clearly your point S- Support with DETAILS… SPECIFICS S- Significance/ So What! A. S. S. S.

  5. PHILLIPS’ WRITING STEPS • Dissect the Prompt • Brainstorm • Outline/ Organize (Pinky Rule) • Draft • ZONE OUT- Peppermint • Proof/ Edit (Writer’s Checklist) • Write Final • ZONE OUT- Peppermint • Proof/ Edit (Writer’s Checklist)


  6. NARRATIVES • Brainstorm ALL the possibilities • THEN brainstorm the one you chose • Really think about ORGANIZATION • Choose ONE story • Stay on task • This is the place for FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE • TRY to get to the SIGNIFICANCE! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ • DO NOT make stuff up! • DO NOT talk about inappropriate topics

  7. COMPARE/ CONTRAST • Brainstorm in an organized way • DON’T JUST LIST • You can often still pull in specifics… get personal… but not too much! • Still try to relate that conclusion to some greater idea

  8. GENERAL TIPS • STRONG active voice when possible • START STRONG… FINISH STRONG • In STEP 6- PROOFING & EDITING • Try to read back over your essay and access your strengths & weaknesses • What is memorable/ original/ specific about your essay? • Does your essay flow? Is it organized? Is there a place where it stumbles? • Then ask yourself if there are ways you can improve those weaknesses

  9. BONUS You can copy Miss Phillips’ Writing Steps: • Dissect the Prompt • Brainstorm • Outline/ Organize (Pinky Rule) • Draft • ZONE OUT- Peppermint • Proof/ Edit (Writer’s Checklist) • Write Final • ZONE OUT- Peppermint • Proof/ Edit (Writer’s Checklist) AND Covering your A.S.S.S: A- Answer the Prompt S- State Clearly your point S- Support with DETAILS… SPECIFICS S- Significance/ So What! Up to 50 Times EACH for up to 20 points of BONUS. • You receive 1 point for each set of 5. • You need to write an EQUAL number of both… you can’t just write one and not the other. These must be delivered to Miss Phillips BEFORE 1st HOUR!