SPACE
CAT
TEST TAKING STRATEGIES
WHAT APPEAL?
MYSTERY
100

SPACE stands for what?

S: Speaker

P: Purpose

C: Context

E: Exigence

100

What does the "C" in CAT stand for?

Choices that the author makes within their writing. These can mean form, word choice, etc. 

100
The night before the test, what should I do with my laptop?

Charge it fully! You will not be able to move seats during the test. 

100

"Over 150 children each year reported feeling stressed out every single day at school" (source). 

Logos

100

What are the objectives of the nonfiction unit?

Students will learn to identify elements of nonfiction as well as learn to critically analyze their own nonfiction responses.

200
In addition to the name of the speaker, you should include what else in your response?

Background on the speaker, aka their job, their experiences, their location, etc. 

200

What are the three appeals and their definitions?

Ethos-credibility

Pathos-emotion

Logos-logic

200

What is the first thing you should do when you receive your test?

Read the directions, all of the directions, very carefully!

200
"Buster the dog needs you. He is struggling everyday to find a reason to live. His food is expired and his water is murky. You can save Buster" (Source)

pathos

200

What is the connection between evaluating arguments and the "real world?"

Evaluating arguments is a skill that you can use any time you are presented with new information. Think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, political debates, etc. 

300
What is the difference between exigence and context?

Exigence is more specific: the nickname for exigence is "the spark," whereas context is the background information regarding what is happening in the world at the time of the article being written. 

300

What does the T stand for in CAT and provide a definition and example of it?

Tone-Tone. Pick any tone word. 

300

Where is your phone during the test?

Away in your backpack, or on your teacher's desk. You are not on your phone at all during the test: even if you finish early. 

300

"1/5 people will experience a life-altering car accident at some point throughout their life" (source). 

logos

300

Is it necessary for you to agree with an author's argument in order to evaluate it?

NO!!

400
Your identified audience should be...

Specific! Think-what kind of person/people would care about this topic/would need to hear about this topic?

400

Why does an author choose to use appeals?

To provide evidence or types of evidence to help support their overall argument/claim. 

400

What should you do if you are unsure of an answer to a question?

Eliminate the responses you know to be incorrect, and then skip the question and come back to it at the end. 

400

"Adam Johnson is a professional scuba diver and completed his undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania in scuba sciences" (source). 

ethos

400

What point of view do you need to write in for your essay test?

Third person

500

How should you write/format the authors' purpose?

Using one of the purpose verbs in a complete sentence! 

500
How does the author's "choices" and "tone" connect? 

The author's word choice (diction) directly influences the overall tone of the article. 

500

What should you do if you are unsure of a word in the test?

First, you should use context clues. Second, you can consult a dictionary. Lastly, ask your teacher to help you define it!

500

"99% of toothpaste users reported a brighter smile after using this product. One user said, 'I was able to find a date after using this product! My quality of life has improved so much" (source). 

logos

500

What are you most excited for during the Animal Farm unit?

various answers:)

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