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GED Social Studies: Writing Skills - Chapter Summary
This chapter looks at various qualities of an effective essay to help you prepare for the writing skills section of the GED social studies test. You'll learn about helpful writing techniques that take each part of an essay into account. By the time you're done studying this chapter, you'll have bolstered your understanding of:
- Collecting evidence for an essay
- Organizing your ideas within an essay
- Strategies for writing a great essay under time constraints
- Responding to essay prompts
The practice quizzes accompanying these lessons can help you make sure you're processing the material correctly as you go along. These quizzes can be taken and re-taken as many times as you like and can also be printed in worksheet form if you'd like to study offline. At the chapter's end, you'll be able to measure your understanding on a more complete 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 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.
4. 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 Social Studies: Civics & Government, US History, Economics, Geography & World course
- About the GED: Social Studies
- GED Question Types
- GED Social Studies: Reading Skills
- GED Social Studies: Analysis Skills
- GED Social Studies: Math Skills
- World History (8000 BCE to 600 CE)
- World History (600 to 1600)
- World History (1600 to 1930)
- World History (1930 to Present)
- U.S. History (Pre-Columbian Period to 1791)
- U.S. History (1791 to 1877)
- U.S. History (1877 to 1929)
- U.S. History (1929 to Present)
- Post World War II Politics & Culture
- Types of Governments
- The History of American Democracy
- Key Documents in the Creation of the U.S.
- Overview of Federalism in the United States
- Election Process
- Individual Rights & Civic Responsibilities
- Public Policy Overview
- Foundations of Economics
- Basic Geography Tools & Concepts
- Physical Features of the Earth & the Environment
- Overview & Effects of Human Migration
- GED Social Studies Flashcards