Dear students, parents, and teachers,
Best wishes to all who are taking the state assessments in the next few weeks.
Here are a few documents to help you review how to write a persuasive essay:
And here are a few tips on getting ready for the tests:
1- Get a good night's sleep.
2- Have a protein-rich, nutritious breakfast. For example:
-one egg (hard-boiled or scrambled) or a couple of slices of ham or turkey
-one slice of whole-wheat toast
-a small serving of fruit or fruit juice
3- Wear comfortable clothes.
4- If possible, don't sit next to students who could distract you.
5- Take a few relaxing deep breaths before the test.
6- Pace yourself: don't rush, but don't spend too much time on any section.
7- Apply what you've learned.
8- For the writing section: Follow the writing process, but don't spend too much time planning (15 minutes should be enough). Allow enough time to revise.
9- For the reading section: Skim the questions before reading the selection.
10- For multiple-choice questions: Answer the ones you're sure of first. Then go back and tackle the troublesome ones. Don't make wild guesses; use the process of elimination and narrow down your choices.
I'll post again after Spring Break. Enjoy your vacation -- I know I will! :)
SPRING IS COMING!