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Writing OGT Test Background Info. & Units Covered
About the Test Two writing prompts One requires you to write a narrative One requires you to write a persuasive OR expository piece grammar and spelling count! Multiple Choice Portion editing and proofreading type questions writing process type questions knowing your grammar rules will help for this section last year - there were only 10 multiple choice questions
About the Test cont. Short Answer a bit different from other tests - still 2 points though! grammar and spelling still count! last year - there was only one short answer question
About the Test cont. You are still given 2 1/2 hours to take the test - even though it is set up differently. Last year = Approx. 48 points 36 came from writing prompts (18 pts. each) 10 from multiple choice 2 from short answer What is graded? You are given space for prewriting - however, nothing in this space will be graded. Prewriting is not required - but encouraged to organize your thoughts! Your final draft must be written in the lined boxes - remember... nothing outside the box.
About the Test cont. How is the writing test scored – (your writing prompts) Content - big part! Organization - big part! Use of language Writing Conventions Grammar and Spelling This is the one test that grammar and spelling DO count! Making a mistake can cost you points off of your total score! I would not recommend using bullet points or any kind of an outline form (like on the other tests), unless instructed to do so - this goes for writing prompts AND short answer!
For This Class… Units we will cover until March… Editing and Proofreading review of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling pronouns and modifiers review subject-verb agreement and verb tenses Prewriting Topics, brainstorming, free writing, details, outlines Drafting a Piece of Writing audience, formal language, word variety, parallel structure, sentence structure, related ideas, transitions Persuasive Writing Narrative Writing Expository Writing