Attack the prompt

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Attack the prompt

  1. 1. Attack the Prompt
  2. 2. Why ATTACK the Prompt? <ul><li>You’ll know the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>purpose , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>audience , and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for your response. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You’ll answer the question asked, not the one you make up. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll have a plan for writing your response. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Attacking the Prompt: Step 1 <ul><li>Read the prompt </li></ul>
  4. 4. Attacking the Prompt: Step 2 <ul><li>Read the prompt again </li></ul>
  5. 5. Attacking the Prompt: Step 3 <ul><li>Circle/underline key words </li></ul>
  6. 6. Attacking the Prompt: Step 4 <ul><li>Figure out your task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Purpose <ul><li>Pay attention to the question words—What are you supposed to do?? </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the subject or issue in the prompt </li></ul><ul><li>Most prompts give background information to help you frame your response (context) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Audience <ul><li>Who are you writing for? </li></ul><ul><li>Some prompts (especially persuasive prompts) ask you to write to a specific person or group </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust your language and approach for your audience! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Format <ul><li>What approach should you take: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuasive, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expository, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare/Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some prompts call for a format: letter, news story, editorial, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Illustrate : Give one or more examples of the topic, relating each to the topic. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Relate : Show how the topic had an effect on something else and/or the connection(s) between two things. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Trace : Give a series of important steps or a sequence of events. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Compare : Show how two things are both alike and different. </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast : Show only the differences between two things. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Agree / Disagree : Give your opinion about the topic.  Express either a positive or a negative opinion and support your opinion. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Analyze : Break down the topic into its parts and explain how the parts relate to each other and to the whole topic. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Evaluate : Give your opinion about a topic. You can make both positive and negative points, but you must come to a conclusion about the topic. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Prompt Key Words <ul><li>Evaluate : Give your opinion about a topic. You can make both positive and negative points, but you must come to a conclusion about the topic. </li></ul>

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