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    • Terrific Tropical
      TAKS Tips
    • Essay:
      Be specific.
      Give details.
      Avoid words likegood,bad, very, etc.
    • Translate the prompt.
      The prompt says, “Write an essay explaining what courage means to you.”
      The prompt means, “Write a story about one time when someone
      I KNOW showed courage.”
    • Prewriting helps—really it does!
      Common Prewriting Techniques:
      Brainstorming Cubing
      Outlining Clustering
      Webbing Venn Diagram
      Free writing Thinking map
    • Essay:
      Develop one specific story.
      Let the reader “hear your voice” by
      making it personal and realistic.
      Be sure to end with a strong
      conclusion that ties
      your story back
      to the topic.
    • Essay Development:
      “Deep, Not Wide”
      Focus on one story, not three different examples or reasons.
    • Essay:
      Remember to use the writing techniques we learned in class.
    • Show, Don’t Tell
      Telling sentence:
      “The room was decorated well.”
      Showing sentence:
      “Vases of freshly-cut tropical flowers sat on crisp, clean tablecloths, candles flickered brightly, and golden pineapples surrounded by colorful miniature umbrellas adorned every table.”
    • Snapshot
      Describe a person or a scene as if you are looking at a picture, trying to convey the details to your reader.
    • Explode a Moment
      Give specific details at the most exciting moment in your story to slow down the action.
    • Short Answer
      Answerthe question and prove your answer with evidence from the text.
      Be sure the quotation proves your answer.
      Don’t write anything else. Just answer it and prove it.
    • Cross-Over Short Answer
      Answer Answer
      1 2
      Proof Proof
      1 2
    • Reading Multiple Choice:
      READ THROUGH EACH PASSAGE CAREFULLY. After reading the questions, return to the passage and look for each answer—even if you think you already know what the correct answer is.
    • Reading Multiple Choice:
      Highlightthe correct answer in the reading passage.
    • All sections except editing and revising:
      Use a
      dictionary or a thesaurus.
    • Editing and Revising
      Use process of elimination.
      Eliminate choices with fragments or run-ons.
      Watch out for possessives and apostrophes.
      Remember that singular verbs end with –s.
    • Exemption from Final Essay
      Students inEnglish III who pass the ELA TAKS will be able to exempt the essay on the final exam.
      Students in Honors or AP who score a 3 or a 4 on the ELA TAKS essay will be able to exempt the essay on the final exam.
      The final essay counts 40% of the final exam grade.
    • Relax, take your time, and do your best!
    • Sources
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      Boggs, Kevin. waikikisunset001.jpg. October 2008. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>
      Fogarty, Kim. img_03781.jpg. December 2010. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 http://pics.tech4learning.com
      Fogarty, Kim. img_0753.jpg. December 2010. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011 http://pics.tech4learning.com
      Oro, Ann. 2009digitalcamera.jpg. August 11, 2007. Pics4Learning. 18 May 2011http://pics.tech4learning.com
    • Brad Townsend
      Technology in Today’s Classroom
      East Texas Baptist University