Or 5 paragraph MONSTER You have 45 minutes to: Read your topic (the prompt) Pre-write (free-write, brainstorm, etc) Organize (write your topic sentence and outline) Draft (write the essay) Revise (READ THROUGH and make changes) Edit (check grammar and spelling) Read your topic Pre-write Organize Draft Revise Edit ( 3 minutes ) ( 5 minutes ) ( 3 minutes ) ( 20 minutes ) ( 8 minutes ) ( 6 minutes) Two evaluators will score your essay according to its overall effectiveness. Their evaluations will be based on the following features… *Well-focused main points *Clear organization *Specific development of your ideas *Control of sentence structure, (including: punctuation, grammar, and spelling) *Word choice Cuteness Cleverness Creativity Comedy So, the pressure is off right? Read- reading will help you internalize the structure of written English, a well read writer is a better writer. Write – get in the habit of expressing yourself on paper, start a journal. Learn – essay templates are great way to frame your essay work. Brush up your grammar and spelling- correct your mistakes when you find them. Clean up your handwriting – You are not supposed to lose points for handwriting, but if your scorer can’t make out what you’ve written you may get a lower score than you deserve. Read the entire prompt Use an outline Start with an introduction that addresses the prompt specifically Support your introduction through the essay body Write a conclusion that restates your essay’s purpose Leave time for proof reading!!! You’ll do Just great!