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Audience & Purpose in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

Question 2 2. You are reading the story of Snow White, and notice you are reading about a series of events in the order they occurred. What is the BEST way to describe this organizational pattern?

Question 3 3. Which type of document is most likely to be written in order of importance?

Question 4 4.

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?

Question 5 5. If you are writing about the reasons the Revolutionary War occurred, what organizational pattern should you use?

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Question 6 6. Which example shows a purpose to persuade?

Question 7 7. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

Question 8 8. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

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

Question 10 10. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. What is an author's purpose?

Question 13 13. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

Question 14 14. Which is an example of purpose in an essay?

Question 15 15. What is audience in terms of an essay?

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Question 16 16. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 17 17. When you have generated ideas and details for your paper, you must organize them so that you know which order you will write about them in your paper. What is this process known as?

Question 18 18. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 19 19. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 20 20. Which is most likely to be written in chronological order?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. How can you be sure to create an appropriate tone for your essay?

Question 23 23. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

Question 24 24. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

Question 25 25. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 26 26. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

Audience & Purpose in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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