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Many students who fly through the other portions of the test, stumble when faced with writing the word essay. Follow these steps to overcome this obstacle.
Planning Your Essay Read your assigned topic. Then take a few minutes to brainstorm what you want to say about that topic.
Jot a few notes on the paper you are given for planning. List the main ideas you want to discuss in your paper, creating a simple "road map" to keep you on track for an excellent GED essay.
Add ideas for examples you want to include in your essay. Good examples can persuade your reader to see your point of view while adding words to help you reach your word limit. Writing Your Essay Create a strong introduction.
Begin by copying the topic you have been assigned as the first sentence of your essay. Follow that with a brief mention of the two or three ideas you plan to develop. Keep your key points in the same order in the body as you mentioned them in the introduction.
Organization is one of the key elements of writing a successful GED essay. Craft a well-ordered body. Each idea you mentioned in the introduction should have its own paragraph in the body of your GED essay. Add whatever definitions, explanations or examples you need to add substance to each paragraph.
Tie it up neatly with a concluding paragraph of two or three sentences. First, rewrite the assigned topic in your own words.
Then, list your key points one last time, keeping them in the same order you have used throughout your essay. Read carefully through your essay.
Watch for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors. Review the organization of your essay. Read it AGAIN, making sure your key points stay in the same order from the introduction through the conclusion. Although you were assigned words to write your essay, a few more or less won't matter.
However, writing only words may be a problem Take a deep breath and hand it in. You've done your best, now go home to recuperate. Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article.For some students, writing an essay is a difficult task.
The GED contains two extended response sections. Our top tips for GED writing will help you get ready for the extended responses on the GED writing . One of the biggest hurdles to earning your GED is passing the writing test. Many students who fly through the other portions of the test, stumble when faced with writing the word essay.
Writing Guidelines. Rely upon these timing guidelines as you write your GED essay: PLAN — Spend 10 minutes reading the source material and organizing your essay response. PRODUCE — Spend 30 minutes writing your (ideally) 5-paragraph essay. PROOFREAD — Save 5 minutes for re-reading what you wrote and making necessary changes and improvements.
The following three GED writing practice tips are sure to help boost your confidence in taking essay-style exams.
#1 Understand the Overall Goal of the GED Writing Test. First, let’s take a look at what the Extended Response Writing section of the exam is actually testing. GED Essay Writing Tips You will be provided with the stimulus material and a prompt.
The stimulus is a text that provides 2 opposing opinions about a certain subject. GED Language Arts Tips The Language Arts – Writing portion of the GED has two parts. Part I is multiple choice, consisting of 75 minutes worth of questions about documents.