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Composing an essay while the clock ticks is one of the most challenging tasks our young writers will face. It requires concentration, organization, and a command both of essay structure and the subject at hand. Before your next essay test or timed writing exercise, review these dos and don’ts with your students. Model the process with a sample essay question, inviting students to read aloud each “thinking mistake” and “do this instead.” Together as a class, do each step. Ask students to identify the key words in the question that tell the writer what to do. Work together to devise a thesis and sketch a quick outline.
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