Agenda 10/17/11 1. GED Practice 2. Week 4 Spelling List 3. Turn in Social Studies Pretest 4. Review Essays from Last Week- What do you need to focus on? 5. GED Essay Topic- Use an OUTLINE!
GED Practice The company's annual report showed that earnings were dropping, the same report showed a growth in sales. The most effective revision of this sentence would begin with which group of words? (1) Although the company’s annual report showed that earnings were dropping, (2) The company’s annual report showing that earnings were dropping, (3) The company’s annual report that earnings were dropping also showed, (4) Before the company’s annual report showed that earnings were dropping, (5) The company’s annual growth in sales report showed that earnings were dropping,
GED Essay Topic It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay. REQUIRED: Use the 3 or 4 paragraph essay outline to plan what you are going to write.
Plan What You Will Write Take the time to decide if you agree or disagree with this statement: It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. One you make your decision, start to think of reasons WHY you feel this way. This will be your thesis.
Using the Outline Use the outline TO PLAN YOUR ESSAY. Start by writing down your thesis statement. You will write a full-length essay from this outline.
Writing The Introduction Begin with a hook. (1-2) Sentences Write your thesis. Your introduction should be around 5 sentences long.
Body Paragraphs Begin with a topic sentence. This should reflect your first reason for feeling the way you do about your topic. Support your Topic Sentence with Supporting Sentences.
Conclusion Restate your thesis using different words Summarize your main points Your last sentence will