Preparing For CAHSEE Writing

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This Mind Map outlines the possible writing styles required for the CAHSEE Writing test.

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Preparing For CAHSEE Writing
1 Biographical narrative
1.1 a. Relate a sequence of events and communicate the signifi­cance of the events to the audience.
1.2 b. Locate scenes and incidents in specific places.
1.3 c. Describe with concrete sensory details the sights, sounds, and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, ges­ tures, and feelings of the characters; use interior monologue to depict the characters’ feelings.
1.4 d. Pace the presentation of actions to accommodate changes in time and mood.
1.5 e. Make effective use of descriptions of appearance, images, shifting perspectives, and sensory details.
2 Response to literature
2.1 a. Demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas of literary works.
2.2 b. Support important ideas and viewpoints through accurate and detailed references to the text or to other works.
2.3 c. Demonstrate awareness of the author’s use of stylistic devices and an appreciation of the effects created.
2.4 d. Identify and assess the impact of perceived ambiguities, nu­ances, and complexities within the text.
3 Expository essay
3.1 a. Marshal evidence in support of a thesis and related claims, including information on all relevant perspectives.
3.2 b. Convey information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently.
3.3 c. Make distinctions between the relative value and significance of specific data, facts, and ideas.
3.4 d. Include visual aids by employing appropriate technology to organize and record information on charts, maps, and graphs.
3.5 e. Anticipate and address readers' potential misunderstandings, biases, and expectations.
3.6 f. Use technical terms and notations accurately.
4 Persuasive essay
4.1 a. Structure ideas and arguments in a sustained and logical fashion.
4.2 b. Use specific rhetorical devices to support assertions (e.g., appeal to logic through reasoning; appeal to emotion or ethical belief; relate a personal anecdote, case study, or analogy).
4.3 c. Clarify and defend positions with precise and relevant evidence, including facts, expert opinions, quotations, and expressions of commonly accepted beliefs and logical reasoning.
4.4 d. Address readers’ concerns, counterclaims, biases, and expectations.
5 Business letter
5.1 a. Provide clear and purposeful information and address the intended audience appropriately.
5.2 b. Use appropriate vocabulary, tone, and style to take into account the nature of the relationship with, and the knowledge and interests of, the recipients.
5.3 c. Highlight central ideas or images.
5.4 d. Follow a conventional style with page formats, fonts, and spacing that contribute to the documents’ readability and impact.
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