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Ready Writing

Ready Writing Contest Schedule:

Monday, February 12 – 1A/2A schools

Tuesday, February 13 – 3A schools

Wednesday, February 14 – 4A schools

Thursday, February 15 – 5A schools

Friday, February 16 – 6A Schools

Make up days require advanced approval via our contact link. 

Ready Writing Rubric

Instructions: Please enter your students in TAPPSter by February 10 including email addresses and passwords on their Student Profile in addition to a Ready Writing Entry on Entries link.  

TO EDIT STUDENT PROFILE:

1. In TAPPSter, Click STUDENT link
2. Click a Student Name
3. Click the black section with student name.
4. Enter Student’s email address to be used as their login ID. If no email address, you may choose a unique login ID.
5. Enter a password. Password should NOT be generic to all students.
6. Proceed editing student profile: Red Activities section- select ACADEMICS, Blue Eligibility Section- Check the Acknowledgement of Rules box, then save.

TO CREATE ENTRY

1. In TAPPSter, Click ENTRIES link
2. Choose ACADEMICS
3. Click + Add New Entry
4. Choose Ready Writing
5. Select a Student
6. Save

The prompts will be available on the date of your test and will be accessed through TAPPSter.  Student entries will be typed into TAPPSter on your designated day.

 

TESTING MAY BEGIN ANYTIME FROM 9am until 3pm.

ALL STUDENTS FROM THE SAME SCHOOL MUST START THE TEST AT THE SAME TIME, NO LATER THAN 3pm.

TEST ARE TIMED (90min) FROM THE TIME THE STUDENTS PRESS THE BEGIN BUTTON.

On your designated test day, STUDENTS will log in to TAPPSter.com, with the ID and PW assigned on their Student Profile.  They will click ONLINE MEET ENTRIES, then click READY WRITING.   Prior to 9am on your test day, the Online Meet Entry page will show “no entries found.”  Entries will be activated on your test day during the designated times.  Once active, clicking the Ready Writing test link will open instructions for the student.  They should read the instructions before pressing the BEGIN button.  Once the  ‘BEGIN’ button is pressed, their 90 minute countdown timer will start.  Students may only submit one entry. During the test, students need to save their work frequently by clicking the SAVE button at the bottom of their screen. In the event of an internet disconnect at your school, only work that has been saved will be recovered. Saving every few minutes is encouraged. 

This is what the student will see in TAPPSter once the student logs in.

I. Introduction

You will have 90 minutes to complete your topic.

When you are ready to begin, press the ‘Begin’ button.
You will first choose a Topic. 

Then, you will be prompted to address the Topic you have chosen. 
As you work, remember to SAVE your progress.
When you are finished with your response, press the ‘Verify’ button.

Your entry will be displayed for your verification.
Press the ‘Submit’ button to complete your entry.

II. Choose topic 

Please choose a Topic, then press the ‘Continue’ button to proceed to your entry.

(Student will see time started and time remaining as a countdown timer.)
(Student will click the topic they want to write about.)

III. Enter your response

Please address the Topic you have chosen.
As you work, remember to SAVE your progress.
When you are finished with your response, press the ‘Verify’ button.

IV. Verify and Submit your response.

Your entry is displayed for your verification. 
Press the Submit button to complete your entry. 
(Student may press the ‘Back’ button on the window to make corrections.)

V.  Your entry has been submitted.

Time Started: 
Time Submitted:
Elapsed time:
Topic:
Paper:
PRINT (You may print for your record.)

 

TESTING MAY BEGIN ANYTIME FROM 9am until 3pm.

ALL STUDENTS FROM THE SAME SCHOOL MUST START THE TEST AT THE SAME TIME, NO LATER THAN 3pm.

TEST ARE TIMED (90min) FROM THE TIME THE STUDENTS PRESS THE BEGIN BUTTON.

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