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The 35 Greatest Speeches in History
This website has some of the greatest speeches in history. It's a great resource for not only reading and reflecting on what makes a great speech, but also a resource for finding direct quotations that would add allusions to your writing.
This website has tips on how to write a great editorial and examples of editorials.
SAT Vocabulary Test Prep
This website offers free test prep for students from grades 6 to high school for SAT and ACT.
Middle School SAT Vocabulary Word List
This word list is great preparation for SAT/ACT.
100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know
Vocabulary greatly improves writing. Here's a list of 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know.
Persuasive Writing Analysis
Check whether you know the elements for a great persuasive writing piece.
Check whether you know the elements of a good editorial.
Writing Good Leads/Hooks/Grabbers
This document comes from Barry Lane's Reviser's Toolbox and gives tips on how to grab your reader's interest and make them want to keep reading.
SCOPE Writing Check List
This is a helpful checklist when you are reviewing, reflecting, and analyzing your writing.
Ever feel like you are just repeating yoruself? Here's help on writing a great concluding paragraph.
In 7th grade, referring to this Transitional Phrases worksheet greatly improved writing.
Sentence Variety is essential to taking your writing to a higher level.
Mrs. Vanoy's Writing Tips
Used in 7th grade when writing persuasive writing, but can be applied to all types of writing.
On-Demand Power Point
Remember that the writing you will be creating for academic team is like on-demand writing. Some of the instruction can be applied to your compositions.
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