Tips for Answering Extended-Response Questions…

· Read the directions and the task before you read the passage(s) and make sure you understand what it is asking you
· As you read the passage(s), underline or highlight any details you can use in the essay
· Make sure to OUTLINE before you begin to write your essay
· Create your thesis by using the prompt
· Use the bullets of the task to create your topic sentences
· Each bullet should be a separate paragraph
· Make sure to include specific quotes from the text
· Make sure you have an introduction and conclusion