College English Composition: Help and Review Final Exam

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Question 1 1. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 2 2. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 3 3. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 4 4.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

'From looking at the textbook helped me understand my mistakes.'

Question 5 5. When directly quoting a source with three or more authors for the first time, what should the in-text citation include?

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Question 6 6. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

Question 7 7. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

Question 8 8. Why do some individuals prefer the CMS style?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 10 10.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

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Question 11 11. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

Question 12 12. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 13 13.

Why is the following sentence FALSE?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 14 14.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

Question 15 15. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 17 17. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 18 18. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 19 19. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 20 20. Jane is writing her first essay in college and needs to list a journal article written by B. Thomas, C. Derek and Z. Smith. B. Thomas is the first author and the article was published in 2008. How should she write the reference in-text?

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Question 21 21.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 22 22. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 23 23. Why is it a good idea to develop your thesis statement before writing your outline?

Question 24 24. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Question 25 25. What does the volume number reference on a magazine?

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Question 26 26. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 27 27. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 28 28.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 29 29. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 30 30. In what step of the writing process do you verify that you are addressing the correct question?

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Question 31 31. Which of the following is the correct format for citing the date a journal source was published?

Question 32 32. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 33 33. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

Question 34 34. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 35 35. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

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Question 36 36. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 37 37. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 38 38. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed sentence structure?

Question 39 39. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 40 40.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

'Although I need to go grocery shopping, but I don't have time.'

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Question 41 41. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 42 42. Which statement is NOT true regarding indefinite pronouns?

Question 43 43.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 44 44. Which of the following is the correct way of citing a revised book?

Question 45 45. Which of the following is an important step to remember when using the new-found knowledge from your reference material?

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Question 46 46. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 47 47. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 48 48. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 49 49.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 50 50. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

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