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2022 ICAS Assessments - Writing NZL

2022 ICAS Assessments - Writing NZL

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2022 ICAS Assessments - Writing NZL

ICAS Writing

Skill Areas

Students are assessed in the following skill areas:

    • Text purpose and structure
    • Language choices that enhance the writing
    • Syntax and grammar
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling

 

Content

Two forms of writing, narrative and persuasive, are assessed in alternating years.

For persuasive writing, the task requires students to write a text that persuades, for example:

    • a review
    • an advertisement
    • a formal argument
    • an opinion piece for a newspaper
    • a campaign manifesto

For a narrative, the task requires students to write one or two of the following aspects or stages of a narrative:

    • the beginning of a narrative
    • the complication or event in a narrative
    • a description of a setting
    • a description of a character
    • the conclusion of a narrative
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