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1Today’s Agenda and Learning Target A: 1/23 B: 1/24 Vocabulary: Tone WordGrammar: Review of Timed Synthesis EssaySkills Notes: Multiple-Choice Test Taking Strategies and Review of Rhetorical Analysis Multiple-Choice QuestionsReview for the Exam: Making a Foldable Study GuideAssign homeworkBy the end of class today, we will practice multiple-choice test taking strategies.
2Vocabulary: Tone Word A: 1/23 B: 1/24 Pensive What does this word mean? When would an author choose to use this tone? To achieve what purpose? Or to write in which form or genre?
4Timed Synthesis EssayMake sure you fully understand what the prompt is asking you to do before you begin writing. Are you supposed to arguefor/against something orare you expected to consider the effects of something and come to an ultimate conclusion?Make sure that there is a balance between your quoted/paragraphed source material and your own analysis and argument. Just plugging in quotes is not enough. Explain how they contribute and support your claim then continue developing your argument.Pull in outside knowledge. You need to use at least three sources but you are able to pull in outside knowledge just as you would in an argument essay.Cite your sources!
6Skills Notes: Multiple-Choice Test Taking Strategies Read the question and formulate your answer before you look at your options.Immediately eliminate obvious wrong answers.More than likely two answers will seem correct—pay close attention to the wording to determine the best choice.If you notice yourself spending too much time (longer than one minute) on a question, skip it to return to it later. The test blends easy, medium, and difficult questions, so this technique may help you get to easier questions. It will also help you get to questions that may not require you to re-read parts of the passage.Remember: questions that ask you to look at a specific line, especially antecedent questions, may require you to look at lines above and below where indicated.Make sure to put an answer for every question, even if you have to guess! If you find yourself running out of time, bubble in a selected letter (like “C”) for every single remaining question.
7Review of Rhetorical Analysis Multiple-Choice Questions from the Final Exam Read and annotate the multiple-choice passage from the final exam . . .As you read:list the main idea for each paragraphand label any obvious rhetorical strategies and shifts.After you read:identify the mode and genre,tone,and overall purpose by reviewing your “paragraph main idea” annotations.
8Review of Rhetorical Analysis Multiple-Choice Questions from the Final Exam Complete the following in your small group:Review your assigned multiple-choice questions with your group.First, determine the following:the correct answerand the distractor answer (the one that seems right but isn’t!).Next, if possible, annotate the portion of passage that provides the correct answer to the question. This, and your group’s explanation, will serve as your justification.
9Review: Making a Foldable Study Guide for the Exam
10Making a foldable study guide Fold your paper in half—“hot-dog style”Tear the left half in half.Making a foldable study guide
11Making a foldable study guide Tear each of the those halves in half. Now fold the whole thing in half with the flaps on top, so that you can open each one.(ESPN) Expository, Satire, Persuasion, Narrative.
12Reviewing Rhetorical Analysis On the front flap label each flap as Expository, Satire, Persuasion, Narrative (ESPN).On the inside of the front flap write the purpose of each mode of writingUnderneath each flap, write the most common rhetorical strategies found in the mode. Use your rhetorical strategy chart for help.Reviewing Rhetorical Analysis