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0007 Role of Audience and Purpose
0008 Idea Development, Fluency, and Organization
0009 Writing that Effectively Communicates Intended Messages
0010 Apply Revision Strategies
0011 Standard Writing Conventions
Practice Writing Tests
0012 Prepare an Organized, Developed Composition
Guidelines for Passing
Essay Skills
Determine the Purpose for Writing
Formulate a Thesis or Statement of Main Idea
Organize Ideas and Details Effectively
Provide Adequate, Relevant Supporting Material
Use Effective Transitions
Demonstrate a Mature Command of Language
Avoid Inappropriate Slang, Jargon, and Cliches
Use a Variety of Sentence Patterns Effectively
Maintain a Consistent Point of View
Practice Writing an Essay

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0012 Prepare an Organized, Developed Composition

Practice Writing an Essay

This program provides you an opportunity to write an essay under conditions similar to those of the WEST-B. As preparation for writing an essay, you need to practice the process.

Follow the steps listed below:

  1. Create a brainstorming diagram for your chosen topic.

  2. Write a clear statement of purpose.

  3. Write your thesis statement.

  4. Write a rough outline for your essay which must, at a minimum, include the topic to be developed in each paragraph.

  5. Follow your outline and write the essay. Do not allow yourself to be distracted.

  6. Revise your essay.
    1. Look closely at transitions between sentences and paragraphs.

    2. Eliminate wordiness, slang, or jargon.

    3. Make certain a variety of sentence patterns are used.

    4. Maintain a consistent point of view.

    5. Check spelling, punctuation, pronoun usage, etc.