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Test Taking Tips for the Florida Standards ELA Writing
Adapted from WriteScore

  1. Think Carefully: Thinking critically is absolutely essential for any test, but especially for a writing test. As you get started on the test, begin by getting your bearings.
  2. Plan before Writing: Building and using a plan for your essay is a must. Use the method that works best for you, whether it's a list of main points, a type of thought organizer you've practiced, or an outline. Without a plan, essays tend to lack focus.
  3. Use Evidence: Make sure you use evidence from the provided texts to support the points you'll make in the body paragraphs. When you do, refer to the text by using the title, author's name, or source number.
  4. Maintain Focus: Staying focused while reading and writing can be challenging, but you can do it. As you read, keep your writing task in mind so you can note possible evidence. If your mind wanders, remind yourself to get back on track.
  5. Be Strategic: A "strategy" is a plan with an objective - in this case, we're talking about planning ahead so that you're well-rested, relaxed, and prepared to do your best.

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