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									CAHSEE Writing Prompt #1

Everyone is an expert at something.
Some people are experts at making
things while other people are experts at
doing things. Think about something
that you make or do well.

Write an essay in which you describe
what you are an expert at and then
explain why you are an expert. Use
details and examples to support your
ideas.
CAHSEE Writing Prompt #2

Think about inventions that have
affected our lives. Select one invention
that you think has had an impact on our
lives.

Write an essay in which you describe
the invention and then explain why this
invention has been good or bad for
society. Use details and examples to
support your ideas.
CAHSEE Writing Prompt #3

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

Write a persuasive essay for your school
paper 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
CAHSEE Checklist for Your Writing

The following checklist will help you do your
best work. Make sure you:
• Read the description of the task
carefully.

• Organize your writing with a strong
introduction, body, and conclusion.

• State your position, support it with
specific examples, and address the
reader’s concerns.
CAHSEE Checklist for Your Writing

The following checklist will help you do your
best work. Make sure you:
• Use words that are appropriate for
your audience and purpose.

• Vary your sentences to make your
writing interesting to read.

• Check for mistakes in grammar,
spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and
sentence formation.
The following checklist will help you do
your best work. Make sure you:
• Read the description of the task carefully.
• Organize your writing with a strong introduction,
body, and conclusion.
• State your position, support it with specific
examples, and address the reader’s concerns.
• Use words that are appropriate for your
audience and purpose.
• Vary your sentences to make your writing
interesting to read.
• Check for mistakes in grammar, spelling,
punctuation, capitalization, and sentence

								
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