ERIC Number: ED474597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Writing: Essay Writing and Organizational Skills. GED Scoreboost.
GED "Scoreboost" materials target exactly the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. This book focuses on the essay writing test. To pass the test, the test taker needs to write an effective essay in 45 minutes and edit pieces of text that have already been written. This workbook shows how the essay will actually be scored and then shows the writer how to develop a successful GED essay, from understanding the prompt through revision and editing. The book identifies 16 strategies for writing a successful essay: (1) understand how your essay will be scored; (2) understand the essay prompt; (3) focus your response and generate ideas; (4) select and organize key supporting ideas; (5) develop support for your ideas; (6) write topic sentences; (7) write the body of your essay; (8) write an introduction and conclusion; (9) revise your draft to strengthen your support; (10) edit to improve your word choice; (11) make a graphic planner; (12) choose the best topic sentence; (13) move sentences to improve the flow of ideas; (14) remove irrelevant details; (15) divide paragraphs; and (16) combine paragraphs. These strategies can be applied to the practice activities, including a GED practice test.(SLD)
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Essay Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Skill Development, Test Wiseness, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests