ISBN-10:
1457602288
ISBN-13:
9781457602283
Pub. Date:
12/08/2011
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing / Edition 1

Taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing / Edition 1

by Laurence D. Berkley

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Taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing / Edition 1




Taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) provides the strategies and models students need to write an effective response to the CATW exam. It includes an overview of the exam's format, an explanation of how the exam will be assessed, a step-by-step guide to crafting an effective written response to a sample reading passage, tips for editing and proofreading, and lots of opportunities for practice. Whether used in a developmental writing course or by students preparing on their own, this guide can help students improve their writing and ace the CATW exam.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457602283
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,216,433
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Laurence Berkley is an Assistant Professor and Chief Reader in the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University, his Master's Degree from Columbia University, and his Ph. D. from New York University.

Table of Contents


Preface for Instructors
Chapter 1: Introducing the CATW Exam
     The Format of the Exam
     Scoring the Exam
Chapter 2: The Writing Directions
Chapter 3: Writing a Response to a Sample CATW Passage
     Reading Passage: "The Lottery Is for Losers"
     Crafting the Summary
     Developing Your Significant Idea
     Explaining Its Significance
     Supporting the Central Focus with Reasons and Evidence
     Supporting Your Claims with Evidence and Examples
     Using Examples from Your Coursework or Reading
     Writing the Conclusion and Introduction
     Crafting the Finished Product
Chapter 4: Taking the Exam: Writing Your Own Response
     Crafting the Summary
     Developing the Significant Idea
     Supporting the Central Focus with Reasons and Evidence
     Supporting Your Claims with Evidence and Examples
     Writing the Conclusion and Introduction
     Crafting the Finished Product
Chapter 5: Editing and Proofreading
Chapter 6: Sample Responses with Scores
Chapter 7: Additional Practice CATW Exams
Chapter 8: Correcting Common Errors
     Sentence Fragments
     Run-on Sentences
     Subject-Verb Agreement
     Possessives
     Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
     Some Commonly Confused Words
     Some Commonly Misspelled Words
Answers to Some of the Exercises in Chapter 5

 

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