Orange Literacy GED tutor Patience Vanderbush will give an informal, one-hour presentation to fellow GED tutors on the GED Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) Extended Response (ER) essay.  This 45-minute component of the exam asks the student to read and evaluate two positions about an issue and then to write an essay arguing which position is better supported.

Patience will share some tools that she uses to help students with this task, including a 5-step writing process, a tool for evaluating positions/arguments, and a frame for writing a 4-5 paragraph ER essay. She will also share two sample RLA ER essay questions and walk through how tutors can help students to approach them.

Tutor workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 11 from 10 – 11 am in Orange Literacy Classroom 1.

Please RSVP with Diana at