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Introduction to Writing on Demand 2007 – 2008 Natalie Bedell
Two prompts One brief prompt will ask you to narrate, inform, or persuade a reader in the form of a speech, letter, editorial, or article The second prompt will be based on a passage of reading.
Time constraints Students will have 60 minutes with 30 additional minutes to finish a prompt. After 90 minutes has passed, the second prompt will be distributed and students will have another 60 minutes plus 30 minutes to finish the second prompt.
Looking at the first prompt... It is important that you understand the two different levels of WOD You will be asked to narrate, inform, or persuade. You will also be asked to narrate, inform, or persuade in the form of a speech, editorial, letter, or article
Level 1 For the sake of clarity, we will call the first task of narrating, informing, or persuading “Level I” It is the first part of the assessment that you must figure out.
Narrate an incident Provide background Slant towards the reader State purpose/thesis Transition (ex: “Let me tell you about a time...”) Single incident/story with DETAILS Interpret the story Come back to the thesis Slant to the reader
Narrate an Incident (cont.) Use the prescribed form for ALL prompts that suggest narrating an event. Read the prompt closely; the prompt may include words similar to narrate (ex: tell about, recall an event) This format should be used whether the prompt calls for an editorial, article, speech, or a letter.
Persuade Persuading is the 2 nd biggest problem on the WOD (after narrating). Students confuse this with inform. CONVINCE and PERSUADE a reader rather than just complaining or discussing a problem.
Inform Inform means more than just listing the information. Students have to explain, help the reader understand, and develop the ideas in the writing.
Level 2 Level 2 of the WOD refers to the task of writing a speech, article, editorial, or letter. Those will be discussed in depth in subsequent lessons.