On Tuesday, all sophomores will take the N.C. 10 th Grade Writing Assessment. You will receive a prompt and directions, two blank pages, and you will have 100 minutes to complete your writing assignment.
Cause and Effect (You will be asked to identify EITHER causes or effects of an event or policy or idea. There will be a “data box” that will give you plenty of information. You may refer to or quote from these ideas.)
Extended Definition (You will be asked to write two pages on what a word MEANS. The data box will contain quotations to help give you ideas.)
Read the prompt several times. “Dissect” it by underlining or highlighting key words. Everything you need will be included in the prompt or directions. Even if you are asked to define a word you don’t know, the meaning of that word will be in the prompt information.
If you experience panic or text anxiety, go back and re-read the prompt and directions. Everything you need will be there.
If you have trouble with concluding your paper, try answering this question: Why is it important to think about the meaning of this word? Or why is it important to think about the effects of this event?