||GED Essay Topics|
Below are the instructions as you will see them on the actual GED test. To give yourself some experience with the testing situation, find a quiet place that you can write for 45 minutes. Read the directions, then randomly choose a topic. Do not look through the topics before you choose. This will help you with the testing situation because you are assigned a topic at the test; there is no choice.
Use the Plan for Success below to ensure a good essay. When it's complete, turn it in to me either handwritten or via email. I'll give you feedback and a score according to the GED scoring rubric.
45 minute Plan for Success
Read directions and topic: 3 minutes
Prewriting (freewriting, brainstorming, clustering or mapping, etc.): 5 minutes
Organize (write a thesis statement or controlling idea and outline main ideas): 3 minutes
Draft (write the essay): 20 minutes
Revise (read through the essay and make changes to ideas): 8 minutes
Edit (check for correctness in grammar and spelling): 6 minutes
Essay Testing Simulation
Directions and Topic
Look at the box on the following page.
In the box are your assigned topic and the letter of that topic. (For
this assignment, choose one of the links below.)
You must write on the assigned topic ONLY.
*Mark the letter of your assigned topic in the
appropriate space on your answer sheet booklet.
Be certain that all other requested information is properly recorded in
your answer sheer booklet.
You will have 45 minutes to write on your
assigned essay topic. *If you have
time remaining in this test period after you complete your essay, you may return
to the multiple-choice section. Do
not return the Language Arts, Writing Test booklet until you finish both Parts I
and II of the Language Arts, Writing Test.
Two evaluators will score your essay according
to its overall effectiveness. Their
evaluation will be based on the following features:
development of your ideas
sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, word choice and spelling
*REMEMBER, YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH THE MULTIPLE
CHOICE QUESTIONS (PART I) AND THE ESSAY (PART II) TO RECEIVE A SCORE ON THE
LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING TEST. To
avoid having to repeat both parts of the test, be sure to do the following:
Do not leave
Write legibly in
ink so that the evaluators will be able to read your writing.
Write on the
assigned topic. If you write on a
topic other than the one assigned, you will not receive a score for the Language
Arts, Writing Test.
Write your essay
on the lined pages of the separate answer sheet booklet.
Only the writing on these pages will be scored.
You may return to the multiple-choice section after you complete your
essay if you have time remaining in this test period. Do not return the Language Arts, Writing booklet until you
finish both Parts I and II of the Language Arts, Writing Test.
*Indicates instructions included in actual testing
situation and not necessarily used for simulation.
Source: Official GED Practice Test: Language Arts, Writing; American Council on Education
Choose ONE topic
below and do not change your choice.
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