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ACT Writing - Essay Skills: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 2 2. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 3 3. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 4 4. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 7 7. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 8 8. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 9 9. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

Question 10 10. How would an emotional appeal be made?

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Question 11 11. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

Question 12 12. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 13 13. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

Question 14 14. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 15 15. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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Question 16 16. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

Question 17 17. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 18 18. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 19 19. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 20 20. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

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Question 21 21. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

Question 22 22. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

Question 23 23. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 24 24. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 25 25. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

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Question 26 26. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 27 27. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 28 28. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 30 30. A good personal essay _____.

ACT Writing - Essay Skills: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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