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  • 1. Dissecting prompts with FATPAK Your guide to a better essay Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation .
  • 2. The prompt
    • You might be surprised to learn that every year when teachers at the school meet to grade writing assessments, the number 1 complaint is “ They clearly did not understand the writing prompt, so their essays were all off topic ”
    • It may seem silly or tedious, but taking 3 minutes to dissect the prompt could raise your score one to two levels.
    Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | Image © 2008 Thomas Brian | This text section may be deleted for presentation .
  • 3. FATPAK
    • There are many ways to dissect a prompt, but we are going to use FATPAK
        • F- Format
        • A – Audience
        • T – Topic
        • P – Purpose
        • A – Action
        • K – Key words
  • 4. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
  • 5. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • F- Format  Persuasive Essay
  • 6. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • A – Audience  Though it doesn’t directly say you are writing for the district, it is somewhat implied. If an audience is not stated, assume it is the 60 year old conservative English teacher in Sacramento.
  • 7. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms . Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • T – topic  School uniforms
  • 8. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • P- purpose  To persuade the district that they should/should not institute school uniforms.
  • 9. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • A – Action (verbs that tell you what to do)-  Write, address, give
    • Note: Institute is a verb, but it is not an action you must do.
  • 10. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • K – key words
  • 11. FATPAK
    • Write a persuasive essay on your opinion of the districts decision to institute school uniforms. Make sure you address the three main issues that the district is basing its decision on. Give detailed reasons for or against school uniforms.
    • F- Format  Persuasive Essay
    • A – Audience  People at the district
    • T – topic  School uniforms
    • P- purpose  To persuade the district that they should/should not institute school uniforms.
    • A – Action  Write, address, give
    • K – key words  your opinion, three main issues, detailed reasons