Exit exams, college placement exams, and often civil service exams require test takers to answer questions in writing. Often these written exercises are given with tight deadlines so it is important to understand basic writing skills. To help writers gain the necessary writing skills they need to ace these exams, this book gives sample writing prompts -or questions -that simulate actual test questions. The categories target: persuasive, narrative, response to literature, and expository writing skills. In each section, sample essays - that serve as models of good writing -give a clear picture of what it takes to compose the kind of writing needed to get a top score.