Below is the writing prompt from the TAKS–M March 2009 Grade 11 Writing test. Students were instructed to respond using the two lined pages in the answer document provided to them.

Write an essay about a time when you were a good friend.
The information in the box below will help you remember what you should think about when you write your composition.

write about a time when you were a good friend
make your writing thoughtful and interesting
make sure that each sentence you write contributes to your composition as a whole
make sure that your ideas are clear and easy for the reader to follow
write about your ideas in depth so that the reader is able to develop a good understanding of what you are saying
proofread your writing to correct errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure

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