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AP English - Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing Chapter 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.

Which of the following corrects this mixed structure sentence?

''Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.''

Question 3 3.

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

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a primary source?

Question 5 5. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

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Question 6 6. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 7 7.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

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Question 11 11. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 12 12. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 13 13. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 14 14. Common purposes in academic writing include:

Question 15 15. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

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Question 16 16. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 17 17. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 18 18. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 19 19. In what step of the writing process do you verify that you are addressing the correct question?

Question 20 20. 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.

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Question 21 21. Key terms in an essay question might include

Question 22 22. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 23 23.

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

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 24 24.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.''

Question 25 25. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 28 28. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

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.

AP English - Essay Basics: Conventions in Essay Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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