TCAP Writing Assessment
The Writing Assessments for students in grades 5, 8 and 11 are designed to measure cumulative writing skills. Students must write a rough draft essay to a specific prompt (a narrative in 5th grade, an exposition is 8th grade, and a persuasion in 11th grade). Click for more information.
SparkCollege: Writing the Rough Draft - SparkNotes
Laura Gallop has worked with Paula Friedman at The Academic Match for the past several years as a writing advisor to high school students, assisting them with their college application essays. She enjoys the process of helping students transform a rough draft essay into a final version that showcases the student's unique strengths, passions, qualities, and character. Laura is particularly skilled at making sure the student's personal statement is reflective of his or her experiences, is grammatically correct, and is clearly written with the student's own voice.
Your rough draft doesn’t have to be perfect
But today I am nominating her for the explication "essay" she wrote for Poetry class, whichanalyizes David Citino's poem "Einstein, Placenta, the Caves of Lascaux." What's specialabout Victoria's explication is that it's written in the form of a poem, a roughly 200-line poemcomplete with footnotes. What makes this more impressive is that she wrote the final draft poemversion of her explication after writing a rough draft essay version, a developed and perfectlyserviceable essay. So the poem was perfectly gratuitous. And hence, Wylde-worthy.
It doesn’t even have to be good