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Juniors preparing for the Literacy Exam

Students in Tara Seale's AP language and composition class study for the literacy exam. | photo Emma Barnes
Students in Tara Seale’s AP language and composition class study for the literacy exam. | photo Emma Barnes

To assist junior students preparing for their literacy exam, English teachers will be offering tutoring sessions before and after school from March 3 to 10. The exam will be on March 11 and 12.

Even since freshman year, English teachers have prepared their students for this exam.

“In all my years of teaching, I haven’t ever had a student who did not pass the literacy exam,” AP language and composition teacher Tara Seale said. “I believe in my students’ abilities.”

Since the exam takes up first and second block on Tuesday and Wednesday, all juniors will have second lunch.

Sessions will be from 7:20 to 7:50 each morning and 3:15 to 4:15 each afternoon. Students may attend all of the sessions, or just the one he or she needs most. All sessions will meet in building 10, room 10-200A unless additional space is needed.

The first session, Write Less Score More, Monday March 3, reviews how to score an “Advanced” on student’s open-response passages and near perfect on the reading multiple choice.

The morning and afternoon sessions will be Show and Tell in high School. This one will remind students on how to insert supporting details into their responses and essays.

Wednesday March 5, will be the third session; titled Variety is the Spice of Life, it will refresh students on how to modify their sentences to keep their writing interesting and to improve their tone and voice.

The session on March 6, WORDPerfect, teaches students how to impress their graders with an increased vocabulary of words. This session will also feature how test takers can recognize new vocabulary words in context while reading.

Measure Twice, Cut Once is the second to last preparation session, Friday March 7. It will explain how juniors can plan an organized, on-topic essay that will give them maximum points and cut their writing time in half.

The last session, T-Minus One Day and Counting will be Monday March 10. This final session will help teach students some last minute tips to earn as many extra points as possible, and how to avoid losing easy points.

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