I used this to put together today’s presentation on opinion essays: http://www.carmenlu.com/third/writing/opinion_essays.pdf
Here is a link to the presentation.
A great ACT prep resource: http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/docs/2015actpreparing.pdf
More prompts and student samples (start on page 75): http://achievethecore.org/content/upload/ArgumentOpinion_K-12WS.pdf
Parts of a Plot and Other Helpful Information –
Contests and Places to Publish –
Essay Mama: http://www.essaymama.com/contests/
Blog Post from The Write Life: http://thewritelife.com/19-websites-magazines-want-publish-personal-essays/#.9wn7a4:iy5U
How to subcribe to WritingCareer.com’s Special Deadlines Issue: http://writingcareer.com/special-deadlines-issue.html
Write Forward –
I am writing about _______________. I want my reader to know _____________________.
Then, write your lead. Consider circling back in your conclusion.
Write Backward –
Try to put your ephipany into words, then write about how you got there. Or write your last paragraph or two.
Consider Angle –
How are you going to tell the story?
Blow It Up
Add details and imagery. Think of all five senses.
ACT Sample Essay Prompt
This site has a sample prompt. student essays, and details about how they are scored: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/sample/
Changes to the Writing Section: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/enhancements/
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Here are some tips on writing for the internet from the Yahoo Style Guide.
Here are some basic instructions on starting a WordPress blog.
Here is a link to the Prezi presentation: http://prezi.com/xb4hvpaeycqs/present/?auth_key=6ofpogo&follow=dtjlhzcfpweu&kw=present-xb4hvpaeycqs&rc=ref-10446084
Here is more information on writing for online media: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18iXemQib8nFSrIJpnC__0_10OG2HQxhjAN0crLfcb7Y/edit?usp=sharing
More Query Letter Samples: http://www.therenegadewriter.com/2015/03/03/query-letters-that-rock-free-sample/
A Blog to Book Success Story: http://rebeccapacheco.com/omgal/