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AP English: Writing & Structuring an Essay Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. What is an anecdote?

Question 2 2. Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

Question 3 3. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 4 4. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 5 5. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 7 7. A good personal essay _____.

Question 8 8. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 9 9. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 10 10.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 12 12. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 13 13. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 14 14. How is the thesis statement used in the conclusion?

Question 15 15. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

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Question 16 16. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 17 17. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 18 18. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 19 19.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 20 20. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

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Question 21 21. A call to action in the conclusion is most appropriate in a _____ essay.

Question 22 22. How can the use of a quotation in the conclusion be helpful?

Question 23 23. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 24 24. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 25 25. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

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

Question 27 27. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 28 28. What is the significance of using emotion in the conclusion?

Question 29 29. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 30 30. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

AP English: Writing & Structuring an Essay 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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