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A new Account is created in SharpSpring.
When a lead has been created in sharpspring.
A new Opportunity is created in SharpSpring.
Folders are a great way to organize videos in a hierarchical way within your account. Folders can contain both videos and other folders.
Triggers when a new video has been deployed within your account.
Triggers when a video has been watched
Create an Account in SharpSpring.
Create a new Campaign in SharpSpring.
Create a Lead in SharpSpring.
Create Opportunity in SharpSpring. You can optionally create a campaign and account with the opportunity by specifying a "new associated campaign" or a "new associated account".
Update a Lead in SharpSpring.
Update a opportunity
Create a new access grant within your sproutvideo account.
Create a new folder within your SproutVideo account.
Create a new viewer login within your SproutVideo account.
Updates the settings for an existing access grant in your SproutVideo account.
Uploads a video to your SproutVideo account.
This is what we came up with. Here are some tips for creating an outline:
And here is our completed outline:
Now, let's get to work on our actual article.
Again, remember that this step-by-step process is simply to illustrate the process of how to write a timed article. As long as you fplow the process, it doesn't matter how long it takes you to write your article or whether or not you use an outline or any other type of structure. The only thing that matters is that your article score is accurate and the best reflection of your ability based on the task at hand.
Here's what our article looks like once it is completed:
When To Write
The test provides you with two prompts, so there are a couple options for when you can take this section. You can take it as soon as you finish the first part of the test—that way, you'll have a full hour to complete both articles without any time pressure—or you can wait until the end and take both articles back-to-back. The second option will feel more stressful, but it can be good practice for the real test where you'll have back-to-back articles with just 55 minutes total to complete them. For all official practice tests in this book, we will assume that you are taking the articles back-to-back, so if that's the route you want to take (or already took), feel free to move on to the next section. If not, go ahead and take a break before moving onto the next section.
How Many Essays
Just like in the real GRE, there are two articles for you to complete during this section of the practice test. Don't worry about writing anything down; we will provide you with separate answer sheets for each article prompt after the practice test has been scored.
Here's a breakdown of how much time you should allow yourself to spend on each article:
5 minutes. Plan and outline your article
30 minutes. Write your article
Use these times as guidelines as you write each article, but don't try to fplow them exactly. Instead, focus on making progress on your article, rather than spending too much time planning and outlining at the beginning or editing and rewriting at the end. Remember that this is a practice test so it doesn't really matter how much time you spend on each article; it only matters how well you do on them.
Now we are going to go through the process of writing one of the articles from start to finish. We will talk about how we created our outline and then walk through each step in writing our article.
How We Created Our Outline
Let's say that we were given this prompt:
We would first read through the prompt and make sure that we understood what we were being asked to do. In this case, we are being asked to compare two things and show their similarities and differences. So then we would read through the question again and think about what we might want to include in our article:
Then, we would go back through the prompt once again and underline any words or phrases that might help us structure our article. In this case, “Both Skype and Facebook allow users to connect with friends and family” tells us that we could include something about connecting with people in our article. Other phrases in this prompt that tell us things we could include are “both” and “however”—each of those could help us transition into different points that we want to make about Skype versus Facebook. So then we would make an outline based on what we've discussed above:
Both Skype and Facebook allow users to connect with friends and family. However, while Skype allows users to connect with friends and family via video chat, Facebook connects its users via status updates and pictures. This means that Facebook users can connect with more people than just their friends or family members via chat rooms or messaging services like Skype. Additionally, Facebook allows its users to share videos with friends whereas Skype does not offer this function. Lastly, Facebook offers its users a platform where they can create pages for businesses or schop organizations whereas Skype does not provide this service like Facebook does. Overall, Skype allows users to communicate with each other in person whereas Facebook allows its users to communicate with each other digitally.
In order for you to get used to writing outlines for timed articles, we suggest trying out this process before doing a timed practice test where you actually have to submit your articles for scoring. When it comes time for your timed practice test, though—don't worry! We've got a process for writing them quickly enough so that you'll still have time to proofread your work before submitting it for scoring.
Step 1. Read Through The Prompt And Make Sure That You Understand It
Take some time after reading the prompt but before doing anything else to figure out exactly what you're being asked to do. This will help prevent you from getting off track when writing your article because you won't realize until it's too late that the direction you took in your article was not what was being asked of you in the prompt. If possible, try writing down one sentence that captures what you think the prompt is asking of you, just to be sure that you're focused on the right idea as you start writing your article later on.
Step 2. Read The Question A Second Time And Think About What You Might Want To Include In Your Essay
Now go back through the prompt again, this time thinking about what kind of things you might want to discuss in your article. Try to come up with 2 or 3 ideas for what you would want to include in your article related to the prompt above. You don't need a lot of ideas at this point; just try to come up with a few topics or points that jump out at you as being worthy of discussion in your article related to the prompt above:
You don't need a lot of ideas right now; just jot down a few points that might help guide your thinking as you develop your outline later on:
Step 3. Go Back Through The Prompt Once Again And Underline Any Words Or Phrases That Might Help You Structure Your Essay
At this point, go back through the prompt again, but this time look for any words or phrases that might help structure your article. Look for things like transitions between paragraphs or ways that certain parts of the question relate back to certain sections of your article—anything that will allow you to organize your thoughts for better flow throughout your article later on:
Step 4. Create An Outline For Your Essay Based On Your Notes From Steps 1–3 Above
Now it's time for you to gather together all of your thoughts from Steps 1–3 above in order to create an outline for your article based on the directions from Step 4 from above:
In order for us to discuss how we actually wrote our article based on this outline, we need to first know what our specific prompt was:
Compare and contrast Skype and Facebook by describing their similarities using examples such as their purpose, design, popularity among users, etc., and discussing their differences using examples such as their purpose, design, popularity among users, etc. You may also discuss their strengths and weaknesses relative to one another as well as their importance in today's society. Be sure to support your claims
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