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8th Grade Language Arts: Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 2 2. What should you do if you find two sources that don't agree with each other when it comes to definitions or statistics you need for your essay?

Question 3 3. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 4 4. When you use the bookending technique, you _____.

Question 5 5. The portion of the evaluative essay where you establish the purpose of what you're evaluating is called:

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Question 6 6.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

Question 7 7. How does a writer know if the paragraph is well-developed?

Question 8 8. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 9 9. _____ can be an effective way to describe a descriptive essay with an object for the subject.

Question 10 10. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

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Question 11 11. Imagine you're writing an essay about a character in a book. The character's name is Bob. You're arguing that Bob is angry at his friend, Joe. Which of the following quotations from the book could you bring up as evidence?

Question 12 12. Implying or inferring certain recommendations is the ability to do what?

Question 13 13. Bill completed both qualitative and quantitative research, analyzed the data, and interpreted his findings. What is Bill now ready to do?

Question 14 14. Three ways to organize a descriptive essay include:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a form of secondary research?

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Question 16 16. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Question 17 17. LaToya looked for patterns and themes in the answers she got from the customers she had visited. What was LaToya doing?

Question 18 18. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

Question 19 19. A writer would MOST LIKELY use a call to action in the _____ of their essay in order to _____.

Question 20 20. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

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Question 21 21. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 22 22. What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

Question 23 23. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 24 24. Which transition should be used for the following sentence: The man's attire and demeanor seemed intimidating at first. _____, as we began to speak I realized he was actually very kind.

Question 25 25. The main goal of a descriptive essay is to:

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Question 26 26. The three key elements of the evaluative essay are:

Question 27 27. Jeanne, a local restaurant owner, is conducting a survey around coffee drinking. She concludes her survey with the question: 'Do you think drinking coffee is essential to the start of a good day?' The answer options range from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree.' What type of question is this?

Question 28 28. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

Question 29 29. One tool to make your evidence more effective is:

Question 30 30. A unified paragraph _____.

8th Grade Language Arts: Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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