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Final Essay Review

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Samantha McCool

on 27 February 2015

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Transcript of Final Essay Review

The 5 Steps Before You Begin Writing!
1. Read & unpack the prompt
2. Determine purpose for reading
3. Read the text
4. Annotate the text
5. Create your planning page
Time Management
Unpacking prompt/purpose
: 5 min
Reading the texts
: 30 min
Annotating the texts
: 10 min
Planning page
: 15 min
Typing essay
: 45 min
: 15 min
Literary Analysis Practice!
Follow this link to practice identifying theme and literary devices in poetry!

The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, or a person's thoughts.
subject, topic, the message, or the concern.

Essay Review!
Informational, Argumentative, & Literary

Common Literary Elements:
Unpacking The Prompt
Purpose For Reading
Purpose for reading is determined by the prompt -- what is the prompt asking you to do or think about?

Use the information from your T-Table to determine purpose for reading.

Finally, write your purpose for reading in a highly visible (planning page) place as a constant reminder.
Annotate The Texts
Mark your texts: highlight, underline, and circle key ideas

Find central idea, main idea, support

Notes in the margins are a good habit
The T-Table
Argumentative Strategies
Informational/Lit Strategies
Refers to "mental pictures" that readers experience through literature

Appeals directly to one of the five senses

Author achieves use of imagery with words
Simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison using the words "like" or "as"

Shows similarities between two different things
Exaggerated statements or claims

Can be used to create a strong impressions or feelings

Not meant to be taken literally
Giving human characteristics to non-human objects or ideas
A figure of speech that says one thing is actually another thing

Allows author to use fewer words

Forces reader to think critically to find similarities
Metaphor Vs. Simile
What trends do you notice in
each column?
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