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ACT Writing: Essay Skills Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 3 3. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

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Question 6 6. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

Question 7 7. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 8 8. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 9 9. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 10 10. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

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Question 11 11. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 12 12. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 13 13. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 14 14. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

Question 15 15. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 18 18. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 19 19. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 22 22. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 23 23. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 25 25. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

Question 28 28. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 29 29. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

ACT Writing: Essay Skills 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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