Reminders for the . Georgia Graduation Writing Test. Writer’s Intent and Writing Task. Cues in the wording of the prompt should make it clear whether the writer is to examine different sides of a controversy or choose a position and provide support for that position or
Cues in the wording of the prompt
should make it clear whether the writer
provide support for that position or
The organization or structure of the writing
sample is to be appropriate to the task.
are consistently focused on the
assigned topic, persuasive purpose and audience
and precise throughout the response
skills in a variety of contexts.
anecdotes, humor and/or
the writer’s personal
experiences and knowledge.
Part 1: Planning/Prewriting (15 minutes)
Part 2: Drafting (35 minutes)
Part 3: Revising and Editing (25 minutes)
Part 4: Final Draft (20 minutes)
Part 5: Proofreading (5 minutes)
The suggested times given in the directions are approximate. You will
be reminded of the times for each part. What you write on the
Planning/Prewriting Page and the Drafting Page will not be graded.
Only your final draft will be graded. You MUST write your final draft
(using a blue or black ink PEN) on the Answer Document using only
pages 3 and 4.
Many public school systems across the country require
students to wear uniforms. Some educators believe that
wearing uniforms will help students concentrate more on
their school work. On the other hand, some students
argue that having to wear uniforms prevents them from
expressing their individuality. Your principal is considering
whether students at your school should wear uniforms.
Write a letter to your principal expressing your view on
school uniforms. Provide convincing reasons and
specific examples to support your position.
Summarize main ideas, restate thesis