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Georgia High School Writing Test
Transcript of Georgia High School Writing Test
Graduation Writing Test
You need to pass to GRADUATE!!
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Wednesday, September 25
beginning at 8:15
Check rosters in the hallway
for your specific room number.
Report DIRECTLY to your testing room in the morning.
Persuasive Writing Test
You're given ONE prompt and you MUST choose ONE position to take.
Defend your position throughout your essay.
Revising and Editing—25 minutes
Final Draft—15 minutes
THE FINAL DRAFT MUST BE IN PEN
Types of Prompts
Editorial (AKA article) for the school newspaper
Paper to be presented at a city meeting
an editor of a newspaper
your principal or school board
Rickard's Recommendations for
The Do List...
Read prompt carefully!
Address the audience and write in the genre asked for in the prompt.
State position firmly in introductory paragraph and provide support throughout your piece.
Write enough to establish firm support (at least 4 paragraphs)
Build a strong argument!!
Acknowledge the other side...
but DON 'T attack it,
and DON 'T agree with it.
The Don't List...
Straddle the fence by agreeing with both sides
Use vague references
(“thing,” “stuff,” “etc.”)
Use contractions or abbreviations
(spell out EVERYTHING!)
Use slang ("gonna," "wanna," etc.)
Be afraid to show off your vocabulary and style!
Simply restate the ideas already evident in the prompt.
On the other hand,
To Add Information or Clarify:
To Conclude or Summarize:
As a result,
All in all,
Visit the Georgia Department of Education Website:
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