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1 Unit 3, Lesson 2 Blue Team

2 The Essay Unit 3

3 Review What are the Big 3 you need to focus on while writing your essay? What are a couple of other tips?

4 Score Your Baseline Essay Reread your essay from September. Consult the scoring guide and explain why you received the score you received. What are two specific things you will focus on when you write your essay today?

5 Speed Essays Read the prompt In 2-3 minutes: I.Thesis that fully answers the prompt AND provides reasoning A.Reason #1 1.Example B.Reason #2 1.Example

6 Essay Exam! 25 minutes

7 Vocabulary Unit 3

8 Review Vocabulary Write an antonym for each of the following vocabulary words. See if you can do it without your notes. disdain cajole elucidate

9 Review Vocabulary Write an antonym for each of the following vocabulary words. See if you can do it without your notes. disdain: admiration cajole: discourage elucidate: confuse

10 9. proponent (noun) a person who argues for or supports something synonyms: advocate, backer, booster

11 10. prosaic (adjective) dull or ordinary synonyms: average, common, unimaginative

12 11. recant (verb) to publicly say that you no longer have an opinion or belief that you once had synonyms: renege, take back, retract

13 12. tangential (adjective) slightly or indirectly related to something synonyms: unrelated, extraneous

14 13. bombastic (adjective) speech or writing that is high-sounding, inflated or pretentious synonyms: grandiose, windy

15 14. caustic (adjective) very harsh and critical synonyms: acerbic, biting, cutting

16 15. convivial (adjective) friendly, agreeable, festive synonyms: see above

17 16. jocular (adjective) liking to tell jokes; said or done as a joke synonyms: humorous, witty, clever

18 Practice Sentence Completion Complete sentence completion exercises 1-6 on page 563. Predict an answer Identify clue words and phrase Use process of elimination


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