How Do You Want People to Remember You

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The GED Essay

Understanding the topic:

Each GED writing test will present a topic and some background information. The background information is to help you get started writing the essay.

Let’s look at the following topic:

What is the question?
How do you want people to remember you?

What is the background information?
Some people want to do something to change their society or environment; others want to be remembered for their generosity.

What are the writing directions?
Think about how you want people to remember you, then write an essay of about 200 words that discusses the effects of summer vacation on young people. Be sure to include specific examples to support your views.

How to Write the Essay
The first thing to do is to think about how you will answer the question. Then follow these steps to develop a GED essay.

Step 1:Draft a sentence that answers the question.
Step 2: Write the second and third paragraphs. These are support paragraphs. Step 3:Draft the introductory paragraph and place the sentence that answers the
question at the end of the first or introductory paragraph. Step 4:Draft the concluding paragraph. This is the fourth and final paragraph. Step 5:Proofread and edit your essay.

Example of how to write the essay using this step-by-step method. Step 1:Draft a sentence that answers the question.

The sentence starts with part of the question and has reason 1 and then provides reason 2.

Step 2: Write the second and third paragraphs. These are support paragraphs.

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

Step 3:Draft the introductory paragraph and place the sentence that answers the
question at the end of the first or introductory paragraph.

Step 4:Draft the concluding paragraph. This is the fourth and final paragraph.

Step 5:Proofread and edit your essay.
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