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Objectives

To maximize the usefulness of CEPA writing prompt -

To brainstorm for the ideas -

To plan and organize the essay -

To create a great introduction -

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Argument

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Argument
: Definition

A discussion between two or more


people who disagree with each
. other

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Definition

In the essay we present an.1


..… argument with the
a. pros( supporting
( ideas
b. cons ( opposing
( ideas
c. both a and b
d. description of the the
situation

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Definition
The main objective of the essay •
.. is to

a. persuade
b. describe
c. narrate
d. suggest

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Definition
..… CEPA prompts ask the students to

a. evaluate an issue and state an opinion


b. state an opinion only
c. evaluate an issue only

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Organization

Choose the best pattern for your •


: argumentative essay
:Pattern 1 :Pattern 3
:Thesis statement :Thesis statement
Pro (s) idea Refutation CON idea 1
Con (s) idea Refutation CON idea 2
Conclusion Refutation CON idea 3
Conclusion
:Pattern 2
:Thesis statement
(CON (s) + Refutation (s
(Con (s) + Refutation (s
Conclusion

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What to do in the first five
? minutes in CEPA writing test

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What information should you look for in the
? prompt to help you get started

a. the main idea


b. the topic word (s)
c. the first word of the prompt

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