Text Structure
Decoding the Prompt
Rhetorical Appeals
TRACES
Parts of an Argument
100

A seaplane is a type of airplane that doesn’t use a runway to take off or land – it takes off and lands on water!

Description

100

What are the directions for the writing assessment located?

In the prompt

100

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Appeals to the emotions and the sympathetic imagination, as well as to beliefs and values. Can also be thought of as the role of the audience in the argument

Pathos

100

Identify the topic sentence in the TRACES extended constructed response #1

Teachers across the world are leaving the education field due to the lack of compensation.

100

A strong restatement of the original claim.

Conclusion

200

Road bicyclists are usually light and meant to be used on pavement, while mountain bikes are heavier and meant for riding on dirt trails.

Compare and Contrast

200

What is the purpose of writing?

to persuade the audience

200

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Appeals to the writer’s character. Can also be thought of as the role of the writer in the argument, and how credible his/her argument is.

Ethos

200

What role does the topic sentence play in the extended constructed response?

introduces the topic of the paragraph

200

A statement of opinion. This is the topic of your argument. Show your position

Claim

300

Wilbur and Orville Wright opened a bicycle shop in 1892, then began experimenting with gliders in 1900, and flew an airplane successfully for the first time in 1903.

Sequencing

300

What are the key action words/phrases that are listed in the prompt? 

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Weigh the claims

Write 

Discuss 

Support

300

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Appeals to reason.Can also be thought of as the text of the argument, as well as how well a writer has argued his/her point.

Logos

300

What step of the TRACES extended response strategy is repeated twice?

Cite and Explain

300

Proof or facts that support your claim.

Evidence

400

After a law went into place that gave a huge tax break to companies that did their filming in Georgia, many Hollywood producers moved their movie sets to Georgia.

Cause and Effect

400

What are the prompt's expectations?

To discuss which author uses rhetorical strategies most effectively and provide evidence to support. 
400

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

More than one hundred peer-reviewed studies have been conducted over the past decade, and none of them suggests that this is an effective treatment for hair loss.

Logos

400

Identify the restate and answer in the TRACES extended constructed response #1

Competitive increases in teacher salaries will produce more qualified teachers.

400

Response to the counter-argument.

Rebuttal

500

Putting a cold drink on a wooden table can leave a water ring, but using a coaster will prevent this.

Problem and Solution 

500

In one sentence, explain what the prompt is asking you to do

Weigh the claims made by both authors, and write an argumentative essay that discuss which author’s use of rhetorical strategies is most effective in supporting his purpose.

500

Ethos, Logos, Pathos

There is no price that can be placed on peace of mind. Advanced security systems will protect the well-being of your family so that you can sleep soundly at night.

Pathos

500

EL Camino

Determine which option is the better topic sentence

El Camino has a long and fascinating history spanning over 60 years

The establishment of the El Camino Community College District back in 1946 makes a fascinating story

The establishment of the El Camino Community College District back in 1946 makes a fascinating story

500

An argument that your reader would make if they disagreed with your claim.

Counter-Argument

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