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Part 2, Lessons 1-5 Suggested Resources

This resource was written by Jaclyn M. Wells.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on March 23, 2009 .

This resource provides links to other resources on the Purdue OWL that may help you with your preparation for the writing section of the GED.

Further Resources: Language Arts, Writing Test, Part 2

The Purdue Online Writing Lab contains many resources about the writing skills that are necessary for writing the GED Essay. You can look at these sources to get more information about these writing skills to prepare for the GED and to improve your writing generally. Follow the links below to go to these sources.

Prewriting/Planning Your Writing

Creating a Thesis Statement
Developing an Outline
Prewriting (Invention)
Understanding Writing Assignments


Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for Argument Papers
Paragraphs and Paragraphing
Transitions and Transitional Devices

Proofreading and Editing

Higher Order Concerns (HOCs) and Lower Order Concerns (LOCs)
Paramedic Method: A Lesson in Writing Concisely
Proofreading Your Writing
Sentence Clarity
Sentence Variety
Using Appropriate Language

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