About This Chapter
GED Social Studies: Essay Skills - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter break down the components of quality essay writing to help you prepare for the related portion of the GED Social Studies test. You'll review key aspects of essay construction and execution that take into account the act of writing an in-test essay. By the end of the chapter, you can expect to have a firmer handle on:
- Collecting evidence for an essay
- Organizing points in an essay
- Responding to an essay prompt
The practice quizzes accompanying each of these lessons allow you to check your comprehension on a topic-by-topic basis. These assessments function interactively, directing you right back to the relevant portion of the material whenever you answer incorrectly. At the chapter's end, you'll have the chance to test yourself on a more overall level using a practice final exam.
1. 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.
2. How to Organize an Essay
In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.
3. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.
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Other chapters within the GED Study Guide course
- About the GED Test
- GED General Skills
- GED Question Types
- GED Mathematical Reasoning Test Information
- GED Math: Number Sense & Problem Solving
- GED Math: Decimals & Fractions
- GED Math: Ratio, Proportion & Percent
- GED Math: Data, Probability & Statistics
- GED Math: Algebra Basics, Expressions & Polynomials
- GED Math: Equations, Inequalities & Functions
- GED Math: Geometry
- GED Social Studies Test Information
- GED Social Studies: Analyzing Texts
- GED Social Studies: Major American Historical Events
- GED Science Test Information
- GED Science: Science Analysis & Skills
- GED Science: Life Sciences
- GED Science: Earth and Space Science
- GED Science: Physical Science
- GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test Information
- GED RLA: Understanding Informational Texts
- GED RLA: Analyzing Texts
- GED RLA: Comprehension of Fictional Texts
- GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice
- GED RLA: Writing & Structuring Sentences
- GED RLA Extended Response: Essay Skills