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Copy of EOC / STAAR: English I

Texas English I EOC preparation guide by Andrew Hollinger
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Karen Morris

on 22 March 2012

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Transcript of Copy of EOC / STAAR: English I

Grab the reader's attention in the INTRODUCTION. 2. It's okay to
keep it SIMPLE. 4. End with bzzt Zoom Kablam POWER ON The conclusion is the most remembered (the STRONGEST) part of your essay. You MUST end with something powerful. 3. Beware common writing pitfalls. 1. THE So what else should I study? END of COURSE a guide to understanding and mastering the test Let's take a look . . . What's on the EOC? Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 Category 6 reading writing 8 multiple choice
2 short answer 16 multiple choice
understand and analyze texts across genres understand and analyze literary texts understand and analyze informational texts 14 multiple choice
write a literary text
write an expository text TWO essays
revise a variety of texts edit a variety of texts 15 multiple choice
15 multiple choice
AND it's TIMED: 4 hours only WAIT ! WAIT ! And we're off! Pay attention this is designed to help. essayS You'll write TWO essays as part of the EOC. + a literary text (this is a STORY)
+ an expository text (this one EXPLAINS or gives a PROCESS) How do you write good essays? Glad you asked! Here are some tips to solid writing: The INTRODUCTION is the 2nd most remembered (the 2nd strongest) part of your essay. It's important to begin
with something awesome ideas to begin with awesome + use IMAGERY
+ use dialogue
+ use CONCRETE details
+ be specific even the SMALLEST detail can be exciting Don't force dialogue. If it doesn't fit, don't use it. You ONLY get one page for the whole essay.

Make your point as concisely as possible.

EVERY word should do WORK. DON'T needlessly embellish your work. Don't get too WORDY. Make sure to
RESPOND to
the prompt. The first letter of each
sentence and the personal
pronoun "I" are always capitalized. Are you being as
clear as possible? REVIEW your work before submitting. (NOBODY's work is perfect the first time.
I checked this Prezi more than 10 times
before I turned it in. And I'm not getting a grade.) NO essay should be
one long paragraph.
Organize your work. Be confident and write as if you are the expert.
The reader understands that this is
"your opinion" and "what you think."
Don't point it out.
JUST WRITE THE STATEMENT. AWESOME. powerful ways to conclude: + what did you learn?
+ what was the moral?
+ revisit key details + sometimes, the most powerful finish is a change... in perspective The EOC doesn't play around. Eventually, the EOC will count on your GPA. But it already counts for graduation.

NO EOC = NO diploma your short answer responses A good short answer
response needs
things: + an ANSWER: you need
to answer the question FIRST + EVIDENCE: you need to
SHOW your answer can
be proved in the text + COMMENTARY:
so what?
why does this matter? (a response without these three
components will likely not receive
full credit) literary terms THINGS TO STUDY! THEME how/when to use punctuation tone author's purpose subject-verb agreement fragments and run-ons audience figurative language reading strategies test-taking strategies personal narrative short story expository essay good luck! each day Don't get too WORDY. Make sure to RESPOND to the prompt. The first letter of each sentence and the personal pronoun "I" are always capitalized. Are you being as clear as possible? REVIEW your work before submitting. (NOBODY's work is perfect the first time. I checked this Prezi more than 10 times before I turned it in. And I'm not getting a grade.) NO essay should be one long paragraph. Organize your work. Be confident and write as if you are the expert. The reader understands that this is "your opinion" and "what you think." Don't point it out. JUST WRITE THE STATEMENT. bzzt Zoom Kablam POWER ON your short answer responses A good short answer response needs THREE things: + an ANSWER: you need to answer the question FIRST + EVIDENCE: you need to SHOW your answer can be proved in the text + COMMENTARY: so what? why does this matter? (a response without these three components will likely not receive full credit) So what else should I study? literary terms THINGS TO lOOK FOR!! THEME how/when
to use
punctuation tone author's purpose subject-verb
agreement fragments
and
run-ons audience figurative
language reading strategies test-taking strategies short story expository
essay good luck! TS - CD - CM - CS THREE
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