ERIC Number: ED436662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Short Essays.
This course is intended to teach students enrolled in an adult high school diploma program one method for composing a short (five-paragraph) essay that can be used in situations where writing is part of a qualifying test, such as the General Educational Development (GED) exam. The course also offers background information about the GED writing test and how it is scored. The course contains nine lessons, each of which consists of examples, information sheets, activities, and assignments. The following lessons are included: (1) "Writing to Qualify"; (2) "Being Sure #1: Of the Assignment"; (3) "Being Sure #2: Of Your Choices"; (4) "Looking Back for a Moment"; (5) "First Paragraph as the Starting Point"; (6) "Paragraphs Two, Three, and Four"; (7) "Ending the Essay"; (8) "Finishing Your Work"; and (9) "Some Highlights of the Process." (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Course Content, Essays, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families, International Falls.
Authoring Institution: N/A