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1 ON-DEMAND WRITING

2 WHAT IS IT?

3 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? NARRATESPERSUADESINFORMSRESPONDS IS STATED IN THE PROMPT

4 WHO IS THE AUDIENCE? SPECIFIC REAL WORLD WILL BE STATED IN PROMPT

5 WHAT IS THE FORM? SPEECHARTICLELETTEREDITORIAL WILL BE STATED IN THE PROMPT

6 HOW MUCH TIME IS ALLOWED? 60 minutes

7 HOW IS IT SCORED? ANALYTICALLY –READ AND THEN GIVEN NOVICE, APPRENTICE, PROFICIENT, DISTINGUISHED

8 TIPS: Look for audience, purpose, and form stated in the prompt Focus on the specific audience and accomplishing the purpose by developing ideas with specific support.

9 SPEECH Decide audience and purpose (in prompt) Introduction—identify audience Catch reader’s attention –Give audience a preview of what you are speaking about Write body –Give main points –Support with relevant facts, statistics, examples

10 SPEECH CON’T Conclusion –Make shocking statement –Give a startling fact –Make a forceful statement –Refer back to introduction

11 FEATURE ARTICLE Answers a how or why question about a real event issue or trend that the writer and reader care about. Used to inform or entertain Specific audience based on the publication Looks like a newspaper article –Lead-grabs attention –Body-presents main points and examples to support

12 Feature Article con’t Conclusion –Leave reader with something to think about –Something to act upon –Something to agree with or smile about –Connect back to lead and make point again

13 LETTER Formal communication between writer and a business or professional person Persuades, requests, responds, or narrates Audience is a specific business or named person

14 Letter Format Heading---street address, city, state, ZIP, date Inside address—name of person you are writing, his/her title, address, city, state, ZIP Salutation—greeting followed by a courtesy or professional title and person’s name Introduction—identifies purpose for letter Body—present and support your main points in a well-organized manner with a blank line between each paragraph

15 Letter Format Con’t Closing—courteous ending such as “Sincerely” Signature—sign your full name then print your name below signature

16 EDITORIAL Expresses the writer’s opinion about a current topic of interest Purpose is to interpret a situation, to criticize, to persuade, to inform, or to entertain Audience is the readership of a certain newspaper

17 FORMAT FOR EDITORIAL Looks like a newspaper article Lead—catches reader’s attention Body—presents your main points and supports them with logical evidence Considers opposing opinions and respectfully addresses them Conclusion—leave your readers with something to think over, act upon, or agree with

18 Scoring of ON-Demand Based on: –Purpose/Audience –Idea Development/Support –Organization –Sentence structure –Use of correct language for the content –Correctness of spelling, punctuation, capitalization, documentation

19 WRITING TIPS READ BOTH PROMPTS CAREFULLY IDENTIFY PURPOSE AND AUDIENCE CHOOSE ONE YOU CAN WRITE THE MOST ABOUT. PREWRITE TO GATHER IDEAS ORGANIZE IN LOGICAL MANNER

20 WRITING TIPS CON’T BE SURE TO IDENTIFY CORRECT FORM FOR WRITING (speech, article, letter, editorial) USE DICTIONARY AND/OR THESAURUS TO IMPROVE SPELLING AND WORD CHOICE WRITE USING THE LANGUAGE APPROPRIATE FOR THE AUDIENCE

21 WRITING TIPS CON’T PROOFREAD –Be sure you are saying what you intended to –Be sure that your sentence structure is correct –Be sure you have included all your ideas –Be sure it reads in a coherent manner –Look up any word you think you may have misspelled –Be sure if you used “thesaurus” words that they are appropriate for what you want to say (don’t just throw in big words—sometimes simple is better)

22 SAMPLE PROMPT 1 SITUATION –When facing a new experience, everyone tends to react differently. Some people become anxious, some get frightened, and some people face new experiences calmly. Knowing how others have dealt with new experiences can better prepare us for similar situations.

23 Sample Prompt con’t TASK –Write an article for the school newspaper narrating a time you faced a new experience and how you dealt with it.

24 SAMPLE PROMPT 2 SITUATION –Latest Fashion. Video Games. CD's. Computer Software. Everyone gets caught up at one time or another with wanting new things. Maurice Sendak, author of the children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, believes the following: –"There must be more to life than having everything." –"There must be more to life than having everything."

25 Sample Prompt con’t TASK –Write an editorial for your school newspaper persuading the readers to support your opinion in regard to this quote.


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