Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CAHSEE Prompt Assessment

The class spent 40 minutes working on the listed below. This assignment will receive points for attempting to write, but it will not be graded.  All Sophomore English teachers will use this writing prompts as baseline assessments for all students. In preparation for the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam), we will vigorously work on writing and writing skills throughout the year. This assignment is worth 10 points.

Prompt #1

Some students at your school expressed interest in making the school more attractive by getting rid of the trash on the school grounds.

Write a persuasive essay for your school in which you convince the readers of the importance of getting rid of the trash and making the school more attractive. Convince your readers through the use of specific reasons and examples. 

Prompt #2

Tourism committees spend a great deal of money each year advocating natural landmarks of states
and countries. By using media such as posters, magazines advertisements, television commercials,
and radio advertisements, committees are able to send a message about beautiful places, and
hopefully convince some tourists to travel to those places.

Suppose you have been hired by a tourism committee. Write a persuasive essay in which you
identify a place in the world that has something tourists might find interesting. Explain precisely
what makes this particular place so special. Develop your ideas so that a potential tourist would be
persuaded to visit the place you have identified.

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