ENG3U Exam Review

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Essay Checklist 

Writing Expectation Checklist Next Step
Student is able  to develop and organize content

  • identifies topic, purpose and audience
  • identifies, sorts, and orders ideas
  • selection of evidence
  • introduction, body, conclusion
  • consideration of purpose and audience evident
  • orders ideas
  • evidence used to support ideas
  • contains intro, body, and conclusion
  • reconsider purpose
  • seem to have the wrong audience. Consider who your audience is.
  • tone should be formal for this type of essay.
  • think about ordering your ideas. You may want to consider organizing by theme, chronology, or some other method
  • You are missing evidence. 
  • Think about an effective way to “hook” your audience in your introduction
  • Think of a way to transition between body paragraphs.
  • Leave your reader with something to think about in your conclusion
  • Try to make your essay less mechanical by breaking out of the formulaic 5 paragraph essay
Student is able to use a variety of stylistic elements appropriate for purpose and audience.

  • establishes voice
  • word choice
  • rhetorical devices
  • sentence crafting
  • voice is unique and engaging
  • word choice matches grade level
  • rhetorical devices used for impact
  • sentence structure varies
  • Find a way to make this writing your own. you need to find your writing “voice.” 
  • Avoid writing in passive voice
  • Write about literature in the present tense
  • When you are finished a draft go through and find any “weak” words and “upgrade” them. Weak words: good, get, bad, thing, stuff
  • Review rhetorical devices and try to use one or two in your next piece of writing.
  • Vary the length of your sentences for impact.
  • Integrate your quotations using a variety of methods
  • Avoid “this demonstrates” or “this quotation proves”
  • Be precise with your language
Student is able to demonstrate knowledge of language conventions to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Review spelling of_______
  • Go on No Red Ink and review
  • comma splices
  • commas
  • colon
  • semi-colons
  • apostrophes
  • run-on sentences
  • sentence fragments
  • subject-verb agreement
  • parallel structure
Reading Expectation Checklist Next Step
Understanding Literary Texts: demonstrate an understanding
  • understands content
  • makes inferences
  • analyses text
  • identify perspective and bias
  • use of evidence
  • Avoid content errors by rereading text
  • Try close reading significant passages to add sophistication and detail to your use of evidence
  • Use the best evidence available
  • Pay more attention to language, character development, setting, literary devices, patterns,____________

3U Media

Eight Key Concepts

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Key Concept Chart

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Media Conventions and Techniques

1.Read through the following PPT:

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2. Read the following article on sound and complete the handout:



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Political Advertising Analysis

Examine one commercial, in each link below.

Identify the approach (issue, personality, or attack) and the persuasive techniques used in each commercial:

Conservative Ads

Liberal Ads


American Ads


On-line Bullying

Scanning is very high-speed reading that you do when you are looking for a specific piece of information. When you scan, you have a question in mind. You do not read every word, only key words that will answer your question. Practice in scanning will help you learn to skip over unimportant words so that you can read faster.

Scan the following infographic on On-Line Bullying and answer the questions below:

Online Bullying Infographic

  1. What group is the most likely to experience on-line bullying?
  2. Who are more likely to bully on-line?
  3. What are the most effective ways to intervene?
  4. What are the highest rated intervention strategies?
  5. What would make youth more likely to intervene?
  6. What worries prevent youth from intervening?
  7. What are the best intervention strategies?

Now, organize your answers into a information paragraph and post on your blog.