11th Grade Retaker Writing Review


Step by Step Guide to Writing an Essay

Extra Review Material

Review argumentative essays.

Writing Gallery Walk

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

  • Time Limit: 210 minutes for Retakers

  • Regular  Time limit: 120 minutes


Outline of Argumentative Essay

Dissecting the prompt 

  • Highlight the key words in the prompt.

  • Write the prompt in your own words on your planning sheet.

  • Determine the type of essay you should write based on the prompt directions.

  • Write the type of prompt largely on your planning sheet and circle it.

    • This will help you stay focused.

  • Start reading the sources/ taking minimal notes.

Creating Thesis Statements


Troubleshooting During theTest

  • If you are running out of time, close up your body paragraph with a closing sentence and write a quick conclusion.

  • If you only have time to write about two of your reasons and you originally put three in your thesis, delete your third reason from the thesis.

  • Remove personal pronouns by using words like “society” or “communities.”

    • i.e.- NO

      • Technology has a detrimental effect on us.

    • i.e.- YES

      • Technology has a detrimental effect on society.

Kahoot Review Game

  • FSA Kahoot Review Game

  • You won’t be able to play the game at home, but you should be able to see the questions.


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