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A Student Guide to Writing on Demand

Strategies for High-Scoring Essays

Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan, Leila Christenbury, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kelly Sassi, North Dakota State University

ISBN 978-0-325-00876-9 / 0-325-00876-0 / 2006 / 144pp / Paperback
Imprint: Heinemann
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Grade Level: 7th - 12th
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Get ready to write to the prompt. Get A Student Guide to Writing on Demand and prepare for testing in a new way that:

  • eases concerns about timed writing situations
  • increases familiarity with the forms encountered in testing
  • boosts scores on standardized writing tests.
A Student Guide to Writing on Demand helps build up a bank of writing and coping strategies that can be drawn from during live testing. Be ready for success with:
  • flash writes for self-reflection
  • opportunities for pressure-free timed writing
  • exercises and activities designed to mimic testing situations.
Preempt the prompt with A Student Guide to Writing on Demand.

Part One: Getting Reading for the Timed Writing Test
1. Facing Your Fears
2. Facing the Test
3. Using Literature to Write
4. The Power of the Sentence
5. Using What You Can Already Do
Part Two: Writing for the Test
6. Analyzing Prompts
7. What to Expect When You're Expected to Write
8. Specific Tests and Test Expectations: ACT, SAT, AP, and State Tests
9. Writing Beyond the Test
Appendix A: Web Sources for AP, SAT, ACT, and State Writing Tests
Appendix B: Chapter Five Possible Responses for Comparison
Appendix C: Chapter Six Possible Responses for Comparison
Appendix D: Chapter Seven Possible Responses for Comparison
Appendix E: State Writing Test URLs

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