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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon February 27, 2012
I am a homeschooling mother whose oldest is in ninth grade and getting ready to take standardized tests to seek admission for community college beginning in his tenth grade high school for dual credit.

At a recent (free) webinar I attended with Lee Binz of The Home Scholar and Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing about homeschooling high school I heard of this book: 501 Writing Prompts. I bought it immediately. The book was said to be excellent practice for taking standardized tests and learning to write.

This book explains different types of writing that schools and colleges use. Some of these are used in standardized tests also.

The beauty of this book is that it gets right to the core of what a person needs to know about the four different types of writing: persuasive essay, expository writing, the narrative method, and literary research essays. The rubric (grading criteria) is given to explain what teachers and test graders expect from the writing. To illustrate this more concretely there are sample essays of various scores.

There are no shortcuts to learning to write, everyone gets better by practice. To this end there are 501 writing prompts to use for practice.

This is the type of book that is worth its weight in gold. With a low full retail price and for a discounted price online of less than double digits, it gives all the information you need to know. This is a lot of help for such a low cost! It cuts to the chase and doesn't waste your time on long lessons or too lengthy explanations. The explanations are clear and simple.

If you use this book and really practice you can't help but improve your writing skills. Once you know what the graders look for you can learn to write in that way to give them what they want.

I highly recommend this for all students.

Homeschool families, this is an inexpensive supplement to whatever you are already using to teach your students to write. Homeschool co-op parents can use this as a basis for classes.

Teens can use this book yourself to improve your skills, on your own if you are self-motivated.

As we use this book all I keep thinking is, "Here is all the information we need in one convenient place now it's up to my kids to learn it and practice".
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on February 4, 2015
I bought this book to use as journal topics for my high school students. The topics are perfect for teenagers because they are interested in the subjects and most teens love to argue. The topics cover a wide range of subjects. Some topics require research, others do not. The book has great examples and rubrics for anyone who wants to use the topics as essays.
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on October 2, 2013
I like this book a lot. Not only are there writing prompts for different types of writing, but also sample essays. An important part of writing instruction is showing students models of what is expected. My students enjoy seeing the difference between an exceptional essay and a terrible one.
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on July 27, 2015
My daughter is a writer who loves a challenge. This fit the bill perfectly.
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on July 31, 2012
I used 501 Writing Prompts to help me pass the IELTS, and with great results, but only Mastering A, An, The, The - English Articles Solved helped me truly understand the proper use of the articles a an and the, and eliminate all those little mistakes that IELTS examiners hate to see.

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on January 5, 2007
One of the problems facing teachers is students lack of proper written communication. They live in the technology age and their formal writing is reflecting this.

This book was a great source for me to have relevant topics for students. There were topics for EVERY student, no matter his/her interest(s).

I also like the presentation of material. There are rubrics that grade the sample essays on a scale from 1 to 6.
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on April 11, 2014
This book is a no nonsense collection of exercises and proper responses for improving writing skills. No fluff, you just jump right into it.
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on September 9, 2012
These are lovely suggestions for short writing assignments. They help me open classes and bring them together on one theme for discussion. Quieter students feel more confident speaking in class if they have had a few minutes to compose their thoughts.
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on June 16, 2015
Great for teachers
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on November 8, 2009
This book has been invaluable to me as a teacher. My students are getting ready to take their state writing exam in a couple of months, and these prompts are worded so much like the test that it makes it easier to get them prepared. There is such a wide variety of topics and prompts that it almost makes it hard to choose which ones to give to them!
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