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ACT Writing: Advanced Writing Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 2 2. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 3 3. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 4 4.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

Question 5 5. Key terms in an essay question might include

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 7 7.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 8 8.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

Question 9 9.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 10 10.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

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Question 11 11. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 12 12. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Question 13 13. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 14 14. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 15 15. Unity of content and form means _____

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 17 17. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 18 18. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 20 20. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

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Question 21 21. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 22 22.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 23 23.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 24 24. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

Question 25 25.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

ACT Writing: Advanced Writing Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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