About This Chapter
GED RLA Extended Response: Writing About a Text - Chapter Summary
The Extended Response portion of the GED RLA assessment enables you to showcase your writing skills. Gain greater insight into the writing prompt and boost your knowledge of ways to create quality essays as you prepare for questions in this section of the test. When finished reviewing the lessons, you will be able to:
- Understand the GED writing prompt
- Write a quality thesis statement and essay
- Collect evidence for the GED writing segment
- Prewrite, write and rewrite following the technical writing process
The video and text lessons in this chapter are accessible from any computer or mobile device. Review them in any sequence and as many times as desired to boost your confidence as you prepare to write for the assessment. Test your understanding by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. If you need additional information about topics covered in this chapter, be sure to submit questions to our experts.
1. Breaking Down the GED Writing Prompt
Preparing for the GED Exam? You'll want to read this lesson in order to familiarize yourself with the expectations of the Extended Response portion of the test and the most effective way to break down the writing prompt.
2. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
3. Collecting Essay Evidence in the GED Writing Segment
One aspect of the assessment on the writing portion of the GED focuses on the evidence and support you use. This lesson outlines several tools to use to collect evidence to use in your written response.
4. The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting
Having a plan for your writing will help ensure that you effectively communicate your message. This video provides definitions and strategies for the three steps of the writing process: prewriting, writing, and rewriting.
5. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
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Other chapters within the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts course
- About the GED: Reasoning Through Language Arts
- GED Question Types
- GED RLA: Comprehension of Informational Texts
- Organizing Ideas for Writing
- GED RLA: Analyzing of Informational Texts
- GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice
- GED RLA: Writing & Structuring Sentences
- GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Flashcards