ERIC Number: ED330815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Writing the GED Essay. A Guide for Teachers and Students.
The revised General Educational Development (GED) tests introduced in 1988 require higher-level analytical skills of examinees than previous tests. The most immediate revision is the writing skills test, which requires examinees to demonstrate writing ability. This guide provides the GED student with a plan for writing an essay that will receive a passing grade. Certain assumptions inform this guide: (1) this plan is designed for GED students functioning above the eighth-grade level; (2) not all GED students require the writing instruction described in this guide; (3) students may not need to use all sections in this guide; (4) the instructor must develop sets of topics as supplements; (5) students should not have to research the topic to write; (6) students have no choice in writing exercises; and (7) instructors should predicate all instruction on a recognition that students have knowledge about the topic. The guide's 10 chapters deal with the following questions: (1) what are they asking me?; (2) what can I say about this topic?; (3) how can I sort my ideas?; (4) how can I organize my groups of ideas?; (5) how should my essay look?; (6) how should I write the introduction; (7) how should I write the body?; (8) how should I write the conclusion?; (9) how can I polish my essay?; and (10) how will my essay be scored? Teaching tips for the instructor precede each student chapter. A copy of the holistic scoring guide is included in the student section of chapter 10. (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Pascagoula School District, MS.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests