Please note that Assignment 6 is for Monday through Wednesday. In other words, the text of Assignment 6 is exactly the same as that of Assignments 7 and 8. You just have three days to finish it, which should be plenty.
The questions fall into three categories: selected response (multiple choice), constructed response, and extended response. I’ll go over them again below.
This one is pretty easy. Read the questions and response choices for each item, then select the best one. If you don’t know, go back and look at the passages. Remember, read carefully!
The question is to “explain whether or not the authors of the passages successfully support their arguments.” Before you begin to write, I want to remind you of a few things:
- Write a minimum of 2 paragraphs, since you’re comparing two passages. A paragraph here is approximately 75 – 85 words.
- Don’t waffle. Pick a position: say exactly why the author of each passage was successful in supporting his or her arguments. Offer text evidence.
- Use the RACE method. I am expecting to see it. If you feel like you need a refresher, or if you didn’t see the lesson I posted last Friday, you can click here to watch the video.
An extended response is just a fancy term for an essay. You can review the lesson from Thursday by clicking this link. Here are some other valuable videos to help you out:
- How to Write a Thesis Statement
- How to Write Body Paragraphs
- How to Write Concluding Paragraphs – this video offers different strategies for writing more effective conclusions. You only need to pick one.
- CORRECTION: This is an informational essay. No counterargument needed. Watch the following video to get an idea of how to proceed:
- If you’d like a graphic organizer to help you get your ideas together, click this link for the .pdf: Expository-Essay-Graphic-Organizer
That’s it! You now have all of the tools you need to complete your assignment, except for one final piece of advice: don’t rush. Seriously, you have more than enough time to do a fantastic job, so there’s no reason to try to hurry through the assignment. Besides, if you move through this too fast, you’re likely to leave things out and get a bad grade. So slow down. Take your time.